Heard Island

Photo: Eddie Australia’s tallest mountain is located off the mainland on a remote island with an active volcano. Key Linkshttp://heardisland.antarctica.gov.auManagement plan Elsewhere on the Webhttp://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=577Heard Island ExpeditionFan page HeadlinesAustralia’s Heard Island: A mysterious land of fire and ice – @abcrural Wikipedia: The Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) is an Australian external territory …

Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains

Image: British Library, The Gold Fields UNESCO: The area in question is contained within what geologists refer to as the Barberton Mountain Land (BML), also known as the Barberton Greenstone Belt or more technically, the Barberton Supergroup geological formation. Its varied geology gives rise to steeply incised mountainous terrain that stretches from the Lochiel Plateau …

International Mountain Day 2018

Photo: Spring Mountains December 11 is International Mountain Day which celebrates our higher aspirations. Hashtags #MountainsMatter #InternationalMountainDay #DíaInternacionalDeLasMontañas More Info http://www.un.org/en/events/mountainday http://www.fao.org/international-mountain-day/key-messages/en/ Questions 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 …

International Mountain Day 2017

Photo This year’s theme is Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration. Almost one billion people live in mountain areas, and over half the human population depends on mountains for water, food and clean energy. Yet mountains are under threat from climate change, land degradation, over exploitation and natural disasters, with potentially far-reaching and devastating consequences, …