Mountain Wilderness, a French-based project dedicated principally to the removal of obsolete manmade facilities in the European Alps, was announced as winner of the 2016 UIAA Mountain Protection Award during a ceremony held at the UIAA General Assemb...
The UIAA Mountain Protection Award
The UIAA Mountain Protection Award (MPA) was created in 2013. The Award serves as a crowdsourcing platform where showcased initiatives receive promotion as part of the extensive international UIAA network. Each year, one project claims the annual prize for best initiative, awarded at the UIAA General Assembly.
The Award is a fundamental part of the UIAA Mountain Protection Commission ‘s commitment to encouraging and supporting the conservation of natural resources, landscapes and diverse cultures in mountain regions. Through the MPA, the Commission specifically focuses on the promotion of positive behaviour and education in mountain tourism and recreation.