International Mountain Day - December 11
Mon Dec 11th

International Mountain Day

Every year on December 11th, International Mountain Day aims to raise concerns about the importance of mountains. The conservation of mountains is a key factor in sustainable growth.

The Himalayan Mountains account for 27% of the earth's landmass. According to the United Nations, 15% of the world's population lives in the mountains. In addition, the mountains are home to one-quarter of the world's land animals and plants. In addition, the world's mountains provide freshwater to half of the world's population. Food sources are also a key role in mountains' play. In the mountains, six of the world's most important food crops grow.

Mountains are extremely important, as you can see. Our majestic mountains are unfortunately, however, are threatened by climate change and over-exploitation. As a result, those who live in the mountains' livelihood is also in risk. Mountain people are among the world's poorest citizens. These threats to their home make it even more difficult to survive.

Reduce your carbon footprint is one of the best things you can do to help save mountains. Reducing your carbon footprint is one of the best things you can do to help save mountains.

How to celebrate #internationalmountainday

Mountains are found in many countries around the world. Various activities are scheduled on this day in countries that rely on their mountains for food, water, tourism, and habitats. In an interview, the Albanian Alps Alliance chairperson discusses the importance of mountains in his region. On this day, researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada convene each year to address mountain ecosystems and the need to protect them. Hiking excursions, film festivals, bonfires, and photo exhibitions are also held.

To participate:

  • Go camping or hiking if you live near the mountains
  • Reflect on a trip to the mountains on a trip you took What effect did it have on you?
  • Challenge your friends and family to name as many mountains as possible
  • Learn about the importance of mountains and the dangers they face
  • Set a target of scaling Mt., one of the world's most scaled mountains, including Mt. Fuji, Mt. Hood, and Mt. Kilimanjaro is the capital of Kilimanjaro
  • "High on a Mountain Peak" (Loretta Lynn), "The Mountain Song" (Jerry Garcia), "One Tree Hill" (Mountain Music) (Alabama), "Mountain Music" (Alabama), Listen to songs about mountains including "High on a Mountain Top" (Loretta Lynn), "The Mountain Song" (Jerry Garcia), "Mountain Music) (Alabama)
  • #InternationalMountainDay on social media, post a stunning snapshot of a peak on social media with #InternationalMountainDay

The international mountain day's history is the first international mountain day in history

The Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was established in 1992 by the United Nations in 1992. Sustainable Mountain Development: The United Nations released a paper titled "Managing Fragile Ecosystems: Sustainable Mountain Development" as part of the CSD. The United Nations declared 2002 the UN International Year of Mountains due to the increased emphasis on mountains. The United Nations General Assembly designated December 11th as International Mountain Day in 2003. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is responsible for this day's observance. The following themes have been included in the most recent themes:

Youth Matters in 2019: Mountains Matter for Youth.

Mountains Matter 2018: Mountains Matters. 2018: Mountains Matters.

Mountains under pressure, 2017: Climate, Hunger, Migrant Migration, Migration, and Migration.

Mountain Cultures in 2016: Celebrating diversity and strengthening identity.

Promoting Mountain Products for Better Livelihoods, 2015: Promoting Mountain Products for Better Livelihoods.