Mountains : Features
There are 11 documents in this section.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
20 April 2001
Sujaya Misra talks to the veteran campaigner for the mountains.
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.
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.
- Welcome to our Website
- Voices from Planet 21
- Photographs reveal Himalayan melt
- Global warming cause of glacial melting and glacial floods
- Mountains may act as 'safe haven' for species facing climate change
- Nepal signs climate pledge at Everest
- Africa's Mountains of the Moon gain global protection
- Himalayan dam boom spells trouble
- Tibet's shrinking glaciers threaten climate chaos
- Worldwatch Institute
- Global Environment Outlook
- United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
- Mountain Research and Development (MRD)
- Global Environment Facility (GEF)
- Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA)