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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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[2015-06-02] 5 June, World Environment Day 2015

World Environment Day (WED) is considered to be the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. Environmental activities that take place year-round culminate as WED on the June 5.

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[2015-05-31] International Youth Expedition to Mt Damavand

I.R. Iran Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Federation is organizing its first ascent of Mt. Damavand, a beautiful former volcano. Young people from UIAA national federations are invited to join this unique event aimed at building cooperation and team spirit through mountaineering.

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[2015-05-30] Thematic digest on Biodiversity and Forests - Issue 40 - May 29, 2015

The periodic thematic digest on Biodiversity and Forests - Issue 40 was published.

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[2015-05-23] IMS Photo Contest 2015 under the motto “Mountain.Faces”

Once again, for the fifth time since its initiation, the Kiku. International Mountain Summit's own Photo Contest is underway.

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[2015-04-20] Earth Day is coming!

The world celebrates 45th Earth Day on April 22. Let’s celebrate it together and reduce our environmental footprint.

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[2015-04-19] Job Opportunity in GEF Project

The GEF office is looking for an international consultant to be based in Iran to take up the assignment of a Chief Technical Advisor for a GEF co-funded project in Iran on “Rehabilitation of forest landscapes and degraded land with particular attention to saline soils and areas prone to wind erosion (RFLDL)”.

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[2015-04-15] A Call For Action

Mountain Environment Protection Society (MEPS) has just started Crowd Funding to raise money needed for purchasing an office. Why we need your assistance???

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[2015-04-11] Mountain Week - EXPO2015 Milan, Italy, June 2015 / call for participation

The Italian Ministry for Environment Land and Sea has promoted the organization of the “Mountain Week” in the framework of EXPO 2015, to celebrate the role of the Mountains for food sustainability.

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[2015-04-04] Mountain Research and Development, Vol 35, No 1, available online and open access

Papers in this Open Issue explore how Indian farmers’ engagement in a pro-poor value chain can improve their benefits; how Peruvian periurban farmers’ preferences regarding urbanization can be captured; how European intergenerational practices can help in protected area management; and how a low-cost methodology to create digital elevation models can help remote Andean mountain areas.

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[2015-03-14] Course on “Food Security on Mountain Areas”

The eight IPROMO Course - the training programme on sustainable mountain development - jointly organized by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat at FAO and the University of Turin, Faculty of Agriculture - Department of Protection of Agroforestry Resources and Centre of Excellence "Mountain University" (DISAA) University of Milan, with the high patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will be held in June 2015.

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