International Mountain Day 2017 – 11th December

International Mountain Day

International Mountain Day is celebrated each year on 11th December

I am sure it is not difficult for us all to empathise with this special day. We have the pleasure of  publishing on Rohantime some fantastic stories of the world’s great mountain ranges. Their spectacular beauty never fails to amaze us.

So we will be celebrating International Mountain Day.

international mountain day 2013In 2002 the International Year of Mountains, and the United Nations General Assembly mountains designated 11 December as International Mountain Day. Every year there is a different theme related to mountain development and awareness.

This years theme is Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration.

Mountains cover 22 percent of the world’s land surface and are home to some 915 million people, representing 13 percent of global population.

Almost one billion people live in mountain areas and over half the human population depends on mountains for water, food and clean energy. Yet mountains are under threat from climate change, land degradation and natural disasters, with potentially far-reaching and devastating consequences both for mountain communities and for the rest of the world. To bring attention to the plight of mountains for International Mountain Day (11 December), we are asking you to make a one-minute video on the theme of ‘Mountains under pressure: climate, hunger, migration’ for the #MountainsMatter video contest...read more

For more facts and information visit the International Mountain Day website and Facebook

Rohan Heritage

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  1. Rohantime says:

    Rohantime – We Love Mountains Album
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