Happy International Mountain Day 2017!

The United Nations General Assembly designated 11 December “International Mountain Day”. The list of events and actions around the world can be found at http://www.fao.org/international-mountain-day/en/

On social innovation in rural, forest-dependent communities – session with Carpathian examples during IUFRO Congress in Freiburg, Germany

The cases from the Carpathian Mountains will be presented among many examples of the social innovations in rural areas during the session entitled “Ecosystem services and the wellbeing of forest dependent communities: enhancing social innovation and building resilience to global changes in remote rural areas“, organised by S4C SSC member …

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Call for case studies for a publication on Migration trends in Mountains

As a contribution to the  High-level Conference on Mountains in December 2017 and for International Mountain Day 2017 will be “Mountains Under Pressure – climate, hunger, migration and with the aim of better understanding a phenomenon that is strongly impacting the development of mountain areas, the Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS) and …

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Extension to the Joint World Heritage Property “Primeval Beech forests of the Carpathians (Slovak Republic and Ukraine) and the Ancient Beech forests of Germany (Germany)

The transboundary extension of the World Heritage site of the Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany (Germany, Slovakia, Ukraine) stretches over 12 countries. This property was inscribed by the World Heritage Committee first in 2007 as “Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians, Slovakia …

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