Mountains : Features

There are 11 documents in this section.


  • Voices from Planet 21

    13 August 2012

    In the past 20 years People & the Planet magazine and its website have published thousands of news reports and feature articles.  We have also reflected the opinions of some of the world’s most progressive thinkers. Here founder/editor John Rowley selects a few of these thoughts that still resonate today.

  • Farmers 'eat away' Kenyan mountain forests

    14 November 2002

    One of Kenya's most important watersheds and forest habitats has become the scene of a bitter conflict bewteen environmentalists and a growing population of poor farmers. Environmentalists are concerned that shifting cultivation in Mount Kenya's forests is causing deforestation and threatening vital water sources. John Kamau reports.

  • Mountains - the last stronghold of nature

    22 July 2002

    Throughout history, as we watched our lowlands become permanently altered by commercial agriculture, industry , infrastructure and urban settlement, we humans have raised our eyes to mountains, both for inspiration and as the last stronghold of nature.

  • A Himalayan Dream

    26 April 2001

    The idea of creating a park as big as Switzerland in the heart of the Himalayas spanning the border between Nepal and Tibet became reality in 1992. Here Jane Pratt explains how a conservation dream is being turned into reality.

  • Protecting the 'heart of the world'

    25 April 2001

    To the Kogi Indians of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in Colombia, the Sierra is 'the heart of the world'. One man is at the centre of effort to restore that heart to good health. Sarita Kendall reports from Bogotá.

  • Water towers of the world

    24 April 2001

    As population grows and water becomes increasingly scarce, the ecological protection of mountains becomes evermore vital. Here Jayanta Bandyopadhyay calls for a new awareness by the people of the plains of their debt to the mountains and their inhabitants.

  • Secrets of the sacred mountains

    23 April 2001

    In many societies mountains are seen as sacred places. As such, they can have a significant impact on the cohesion of local cultures and on the conservation of the environment, as Edwin Bernbaum explains.

  • Save the Himalyas

    20 April 2001

    Sujaya Misra talks to the veteran campaigner for the mountains.

  • Bringing the Inca Canals back to life

    18 April 2001

    For nearly 20 years one woman has been battling to restore the elaborate Inca Canals in the Peruvian Andes, which once supported a thriving population of farmers. Sally Bowen reports from Lima.

  • Saving China's holy mountains

    18 April 2001

    For centuries, China's holy mountains were protected by Taoist and Buddhist monastries and the respect of the pilgrims who visited them. Now, in the face of growing tourist and business pressures, a new effort is being made to save them from destruction. Martin Palmer reports.