Information on Mountain Protection

Mountain Protection Publications


Educational Resource Kit for Mountainous Regions - 2011  

This a wonderful new teaching resource kit designed for people living in mountainous regions proposes some original projects, such as creating a “treasure collection” using natural objects like stones, seeds, leaves and even soil samples; making a mosaic out of plants, reflecting the typical flora of mountain areas; or learning to recognise animal tracks. The kit was produced recently by the UNESCO Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences and its Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB). It includes a manual for teachers and an activity book to be completed by pupils, using a fun and engaging approach so that 10 to 15 year-olds living in mountainous areas can learn about their environment and its specific issues, such as soil erosion. Its contents have been designed as part of the activities for the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014). The kit is available in English and French.

Framework Paper on Valuing Ecosystem Services  A new and very useful publication from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), a leading conservation NGO in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region. March 2011 (pdf 676 KB)

Mediterranean Mountains in a Changing World - Guidelines for developing action plans - an excellent 2008 IUCN publication that gives examples of using local stakeholder groups to protect mountain regions

Publications by IUCN ROWA - IUCN publishes an array of publications on conservation and sustainable development issues, and is recognized as the scientific authority behind many of the management guidelines, state-of-the-art assessments and conservation policies in use today.

The IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) was established in October 2004 covering the region of West Asia, Central Asia and North Africa (WESCANA). The new region now referred to as West Asia covers 13 countries which include: Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq and Iran.

Information on Climate Change Impacts

Climate Change Impacts on Biodiversity

Information on Continental-scale Conservation

"Connectivity Conservation" is an important way to prevent loss of biodiversity from the impacts of climate change. Learn more: Connectivity Conservation Presentation

"A2A" is the acronym for one of the world's newest and largest proposed conservation corridors, "Alps to Atherton". It intends to link landscapes along almost the entire eastern coast of Australia, providing a 2800km coastal route for wildlife to escape warming.

View a presentation about this: Biosphere Reserve A2A Connectivity
View a map of the Condor Bioreserve in Ecuador - map (216k)

"Shining Mountains", produced by Guy Clarkson for the Film Board of Canada, is a 4-film series on DVD about the Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y) region of the Rocky Mountains of North America. It  explores the social and  ecological aspects of this major connectivity effort.

Information about Mountain Protection Efforts by Sir Edmund Hillary

A wealth of info and images from Radio New Zealand 
International Everest Day - May 29th - proclaimed
Profile of Ed Hillary - Academy of Achievement 
Wikipedia - Edmund Hillary
New Zealand Edge - Adventurers