About the Mountain Protection Commission
Since our commission was founded in 1969 we have worked to protect the mountains – one of the last natural, unspoilt and free spaces on earth. We want to make sure that the mountains will still be there to enjoy for future generations of mountaineers and mountain people. Therefore we educate, give practical advice and promote eco friendly behaviour among everyone who visits the mountains.
Together with other international conservation organisations and networks we work for the sustainable development of mountain areas. UIAA member organisations can ask for our help when they want to fight against destructive developments in their countries.
You can download a full history of the Mountain Protection Commission and our Mission, objectives and goals.