An appreciation of mountain ecology and promotion of best mountaineering practices

Mujer Montaña, one of the organisations vying for the 2017 UIAA Mountain Protection Award (MPA), is currently hosting a special set of events in the Cordillera Blanca range, Peru. This latest initiative follows four hugely successful International Mountaineering and Climbing Encounters held in Bolivia, Argentina,...

IMPRESSIVE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR 2017 UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION AWARD

Nepalese post-earthquake recovery programmes, a waste management scheme on Patagonia, clean climbing on Denali and brown bear conservation in Bulgaria. Just some of the diverse projects from some 15 countries to have applied for the 2017 UIAA Mountain Protection Award. Now in its fifth year, application...

Bern hosts UIAA Mountain Protection Commission meeting

A busy period of UIAA Commission meetings continued on Saturday 20 May with the UIAA Mountain Protection Commission reconvening at the UIAA headquarters in Bern, Switzerland. The meeting was led by Commission President Carolina Adler, supported by office representative Gloria Scarano and UIAA Executive Board (EB) Member...

Spread the Message! UIAA Mountain Protection Award

With the scope of opening up the UIAA Mountain Protection Award to even more people, the UIAA has published a dedicated flyer for the 2017 Award in five languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish (click on language to download). During its five years of existence, the annual UIAA Mountain Protection Award has made...

EXPERTISE, EDUCATION AND A LOVE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. THE UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION COMMISSION, WORKING TO SAFEGUARD ALL MOUNTAINS

The upcoming launches of this year’s Mountain Protection Award and Respect the Mountains series, both core UIAA projects in the field of mountain sustainability, provides an opportune moment to talk to Dr Carolina Adler, UIAA Mountain Protection Commission President, about the UIAA and the UIAA...

Dr Carolina Adler appointed Executive Director of Mountain Research Initiative (MRI)

UIAA Mountain Protection Commission President Dr Carolina Adler will assume the role of Executive Director of the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) from May 2017. The MRI - http://mri.scnatweb.ch/en/ - now at the Swiss Academies of Sciences, is a multidisciplinary scientific organization that addresses global change issues in mountain regions...

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). ‘Waste Management Outlook for Mountain Regions. Sources and Solutions’.

International Mountain Day, Sunday 11 December 2016 To mark International Mountain Day, UNEP has produced a dedicated report titled ‘Waste Management Outlook for Mountain Regions. Sources and Solutions’. It will be published on 11 December. Its Executive Summary sets the scene for this groundbreaking report. Mountains play an essential...