The Mountains Biome Blog

Ideas, information, issues, and alerts from the IUCN-WCPA Mountains Biome

Potential Mining Threat to New Zealand Protected Areas

Posted on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 11:25PM by Registered CommenterLinda McMillan | Comments Off

Our WCPA Mountain Biome’s team is reacting to potential mining activities in Mount Aspiring National Park and other NZ protected areas. Correspondence has been sent to the New Zealand Prime Minister and others...

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K2's glacier comes clean

Posted on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 08:28AM by Registered CommenterLinda McMillan | Comments Off

The Italian NGO Ev-K2-CNR is famous for studying and protecting the world's highest alpine environments. This year they accomplished a massive "clean up" of the Baltoro Glacier at the base of K2 in Pakistan. Here you can read their report (in Italian). plus an English translation of the report, courtesy of Sara Sottocornola of

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Clarifying Connectivity

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 at 08:32PM by Registered CommenterLinda McMillan | Comments Off

Dr. Graeme Worboys has alerted us that our Mountains Protected Areas Network member Gary Tabor -- Director of the Center for Large Landscape Conservation in Bozeman, Montana -- has co-authored a terminology guide and very informative article about landscape fragmentation and connectivity conservation in the July/August 2009 newsletter for Landscope America: Clarifying the Terminology and Connectivity 101

Important new publication on Mountain Biodiversity and Climate Change

Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 08:29AM by Registered CommenterLinda McMillan | Comments Off

An important new public interest book relating to linking landscapes, transboundary connectivity conservation, and climate change is now available in hard copy and online from ICIMOD (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development). This valuable and visually-stunning book, Mountain Biodiversity and Climate Change, was developed from the presentations and other contributions made at the International Mountain Biodiversity Conference in November 2008 at the ICIMOD headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal. Several of our Mountains Biome Network members attended the conference and contributed material for this book.

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MOUNTAINS BIOME SYMPOSIUM AT WILD9 - Large Landscape, Connectivity Conservation and Climate Change

Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 10:27PM by Registered CommenterLinda McMillan | Comments Off

Invitation from Harvey Locke, Mountains Biome Network -- Please join the IUCN Mountains Biome team for a 3-day symposium "Large Landscape, Connectivity Conservation and Climate Change" November 10-12, 2009 as part of the ninth World Wilderness Congress ( in Merida, Mexico...

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