Photo: Spring Mountains
December 11 is International Mountain Day which celebrates our higher aspirations.
- How is ‘International Mountain Day’ translated in other languages?
- How is ‘International Mountain Day’ translated in Indigenous languages? (Important for 2019’s celebration during the International Year of Indigenous Languages)
- What have we learned about mountain tourism?
- Are there upcoming mountain tourism events?
Translating: International Mountain Day
Spanish: Día Internacional de la Montaña
2018 theme: Mountains Matter
Even though they are mentioned in the 2030 Agenda, mountains are still often forgotten. Considering the crucial role they play in providing key ecosystem goods and services to the planet and their vulnerability in the face of climate change, we need to step up and raise attention to mountains.
Water as mountains are the world’s ‘water towers’, providing between 60 and 80 percent of all freshwater resources for our planet.
Disaster Risk Reduction as climatic variations are triggering disasters.
Tourism as mountain destinations attract around 15-20 percent of global tourism and are areas of important cultural diversity, knowledge and heritage.
Food as they are important centres of agricultural biodiversity and are home to many of the foods that come to our table, such as rice, potatoes, quinoa, tomatoes and barley.
Youth as despite the beautiful landscapes, life in the mountains can be tough, particularly for rural youth.
Indigenous Peoples as many mountain areas host ancient indigenous communities that possess and maintain precious knowledge, traditions and languages.
Biodiversity as half of the world’s biodiversity hotspots are concentrated in mountains and mountains support approximately one-quarter of terrestrial biological diversity
"Mountains are often forgotten.Considering the crucial role they play in providing key ecosystem goods & services to the planet, we need to step up & raise attention to mountains!" #FAO's Rosalaura Romeo in #NovaFriburgo #Brasil. #Mountains2018 #MountainsMatter @CrescenteFertil pic.twitter.com/Y2UPwe7QAr
— Mountain Partnership (@UNmountains) December 11, 2018
— UN Biodiversity (@UNBiodiversity) December 11, 2018
#MountainsMatter for Biodiversity 🥕🐛🌱🐻
— FAO Knowledge (@FAOKnowledge) December 11, 2018
Los #bosques de montaña abarcan unos 900 millones de hectáreas de la superficie terrestre, un 20% de la cubierta forestal mundial. En ellos habita una variada #biodiversidad. #DíaInternacionalDeLasMontañas 🌄❤️🌲🌲🌲#MountainsMatter pic.twitter.com/RinmRs89nR
— CONAFOR (@CONAFOR) December 11, 2018