Mountains : Links

There are 31 documents in this section.

  • Worldwatch Institute

    14 May 2008

    Worldwatch is a well-respected environmental organisation which has done much to alert the public and policy-makers to the long-term consequences of cropland loss, declining biological diversity, damaged fisheries, stressed water systems, unwise subsidies, poverty and consumer pressures in meeting the nutritional needs of a growing world population.

  • Global Environment Outlook

    14 May 2008

    The Global Environment Outlook series keeps abreast of environmental issues as they unfold. It also highlights the most significant environmental developments in the year in a visually appealing and reliable volume.

  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

    14 May 2008

    The UN Environment Programme site covers treaties and instruments concerning the environment and sustainable development, most notably Agenda 21 - a working plan for sustainable development to be the basis for national and international action. Also includes information on a variety of environmental topics and related links.

  • Mountain Research and Development (MRD)

    14 May 2008

    Mountain Research and Development (MRD), is a leading journal specifically devoted to the mountains, published since 1981. It contains well-researched, scientific articles by authors from around the world. MRD links people concerned with mountain development and research. It provides guidelines and on mountain initiatives and information about mountain environments. The 'new' MRD contains the following sections: Development; Research; MountainPlatform; MountainNotes; MountainMedia.

  • Global Environment Facility (GEF)

    14 May 2008

    The GEF is a multilateral mechanism that assists developing countries and countries with economies in transition to protect the global environment. As part of its mandate, the Facility supports projects that help protect biodiversity in mountain ecosystems in East Africa, Central Asia, Bhutan, Colombia, Lebanon, Lesotho and Malawi.

  • Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA)

    14 May 2008

    GMBA is a global DIVERSITAS network on mountain biodiversity research and aims to document the great biological richness of the mountains of the world. It also monitors changes in mountain biodiversity caused by direct or indirect human influences and promotes sustainable development of rural mountain areas. Its website contains information on workshops, links and research.

  • International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

    14 May 2008

    ICIMOD promotes integrated mountain development and seeks to improve the living standards of mountain populations of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan). It is a focal point for documentation, information, research and training, and provides expert services for the Hindu Kush-Himalayan countries. Its website contains a wealth of information, including publications, projects, a picture gallery and information on sustainable options.

  • Mountain Institute, The

    14 May 2008

    The Mountain Institute aims to advance mountain cultures and preserve mountain environments. Its programmes are designed to increase sustainable livelihoods for mountain communities, and promote the Mountain Agenda through advocacy, education and outreach for mountain communities. Current work centres on the Andes, Appalachian and Himalayan ranges and global networking through the Mountain Forum. Its website includes information on their projects, links and a 'just for kids' section.

  • World Conservation Union (IUCN)

    14 May 2008

    IUCN promotes sustainable mountain development through activities such as the Mountain Theme of its World Commission on Protected Areas, with its network and newsletter for protected area managers and scientists, and the IUCN Forests and Protected Areas Programmes, which deal with mountain forest sustainability, and many projects in its various regional and country offices.

  • Mountain Forum, The

    14 May 2008

    The Mountain Forum promotes equitable and ecologically sustainable mountain development, through information sharing and advocacy. Its website includes the newsletter, a directory of contacts, calendar of events, an on-line library and links. It also has various discussion lists and regional networks in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America, all with their own websites that are available through the main website.