Restoring mountain ecosystems is the theme of this year's International Mountain Day on 11 December.
This theme was selected by the United Nations to fully include mountains in the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021–2030, co-led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN and the UN Environment Programme. The Decade aims to bring together political support, scientific research and financial resources to scale-up restoration of ecosystems, including mountain regions.
About International Mountain Day
Since 2003, the United Nations has designated December 11th as “International Mountain Day” to call attention to the world about the importance of mountains to life.
International Mountain Day is dedicated to raising awareness about opportunities and challenges facing mountain regions, as well as building alliances that will bring positive change to mountain peoples and places around the world.
Use the social media hashtag #MountainsMatter for IMD and visit internationalmountainday.ca to get involved!
IMD around the world
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