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MEPS is committed to the conservation and promotion of sustainable development of mountain ecosystems thereby ensuring the well-being of highland as well as lowland communities and safeguarding the integrity and cultural diversity of mountain societies.

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[2014-07-23] Mountain development course delves into farming

Twenty-four mountain development practitioners and researchers from 21 countries learned about promoting sustainable farming in mountain regions from 8 to 18 July 2014 in Ormea, Italy.

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[2014-06-28] Four new cultural sites inscribed on World Heritage List

The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Doha (Qatar) under the Chair of Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, on June, 22 inscribed four cultural sites ...

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[2014-06-21] Mountain Research & Development Journal, Volume 34, Issue 2

Mountain Research & Development (MRD) Journal, Volume 34, Issue 2 is now available online and open access.

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[2014-06-16] 17 June, World Day to Combat Desertification

The World Day to Combat Desertification has been observed since 1995 to promote public awareness relating to international cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought.

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[2014-06-03] The secound National Park in Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Government recently made a declaration on establishing the entire Wakhan District, one of the most remote areas of Afghanistan, as the nation's second national park.

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[2014-06-03] 5 June, World Environment Day

The UN General Assembly declared 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). World Environment Day (WED) 2014 will be celebrated under the theme of SIDS.

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[2014-06-02] First Winner of UIAA Mountain Protection Award

On April 15th the first Mountain Protection Award (MPA) was announced by the UIAA (International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation).

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[2014-06-02] IUCN World Parks Congress, 12-19 November 2014, Sydney

The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 which will be held from 12-19 November in Sydney, Australia, is a landmark global forum on protected areas. The Congress will share knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for protected areas conservation for the decade to come.

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[2014-06-02] First Global Assesment Of Natural World Heritage

The new IUCN World Heritage Outlook was released to the IUCN network ahead of its launch on 16 June 2013 at the annual World Heritage Committee meeting in Doha, Qatar.

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[2014-05-31] World Mountain Forum Discusses Climate Change, Mountain Communities

The World Mountain Forum (WMF), which took place from 22-24 May 2014, in Cusco, Peru, provided a platform to promote sustainable mountain development.

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