Mountains : Links

There are 31 documents in this section.

  • International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA)

    14 May 2008

    The UIAA brings together nearly 3 million people in its member federations across the world. As well as supporting mountaineering and climbing, it has Commissions on Access and Conservation and on Environment. These have produced many documents fostering responsible use of the mountains.

  • Unasylva

    14 May 2008

    Unasylva is an international journal published by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO). This issue, published for the International Year of Mountains, 2002, includes many useful articles.

  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

    14 May 2008

    About half of the Biosphere Reserves designated by UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme are in mountain areas. These are a long-standing focus of the MAB programme.

  • UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)

    14 May 2008

    The UNEP-WCMC is a global centre of excellence for the synthesis, analysis and dissemination of global biodiversity knowledge. Its website provides access to diverse databases and maps, including many on mountain areas.

  • United Nations University (UNU)

    14 May 2008

    The UNU is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate training and knowledge dissemination to further the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. It has been active on mountain issues since the late 1970s.

  • Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

    13 May 2008

    The CDE is concerned with development and environmental problems of the South and East, with a special emphasis on sustainable management of natural resources. CDE is a division of the Institute of Geography of the University of Berne, Switzerland.

  • Alpine Club, The

    13 May 2008

    The UK-based Alpine Club, founded in 1857, caters specifically for those interested in mountaineering in the Alps and the Greater Ranges of the world. The AC promotes a code of climbing ethics which seeks to protect mountain regions and their people from harmful impacts by climbers. Its website includes information on lectures and meetings, the Alpine Journal, a list of guidebooks, information on expeditions and an on-line library of mountaineering literature.

  • Banff Centre for Mountain Culture

    13 May 2008

    The Banff Centre for Mountain Culture seeks to promote understanding and appreciation of the world's mountain places, through creative interpretation (e.g. film, literature and photography), discussion, research and interaction with diverse mountain leaders. Its website includes information on its Mountain film and book festivals, photography competitions and conferences.

  • Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (GCTE)

    13 May 2008

    Learn about a research project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme that examines the effects of climate change and land use on terrestrial ecosystems, including agriculture, forestry, soils, and biodiversity. Its website includes news, publications, events, reseach activities and links.

  • Global Forest Watch

    13 May 2008

    Founded in 1997 by the World Resources Institute, GFW is an international data and mapping network that combines on-the-ground knowledge with digital technology to provide accurate information about the world's forests. The website provides interactive maps and links to many country- and regional-level publications that can be downloaded.