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institutes work regularly at high altitudes (between 4,000 to 6,000 meters) to collect data on glacier mass balance, snow, weather and

A special thematic issue of the Annals of Glaciology has recently been published by Cambridge University Press. The thirty-eight open access papers, written by research teams from around the globe, cover different aspects of glaciological research

Narrowing the Knowledge Gap on Glaciers in High Mountain Asia

World Mountain Forum (WMF) 2016 will take place Mbale, Uganda presenting an opportunity for Mountain stakeholders to share past activities experiences in sustainable Mountain development (SMD) and to discuss future challenges and opportunities

It’s high time businesses invested in mountain ecosystem management

participated in the Mountain Futures Conference: Nurturing Seeds for Change in the Anthropocene, held in Kunming, China from 1–4 March 2016. The conference, co-organised by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain

The way up to Rikha Samba is steep. Occasionally we encounter snow showers crossing over windy high passes, but always in high spirit.

Remote sensing technology for high mountain ecosystems

Mountain Livelihoods

training on high altitude mountain medicine to prevent and treat altitude related sicknesses was organised by the Cryosphere Initiative of the International Centre for Integrated mountain Development (ICIMOD) 15 January 2016 in ICIMOD

Overview of the state of science with respect to the glaciers, snowpacks and permafrost of the Himalayan, Hindu-Kush, Karakoram, Tien Shan, Pamir, and Tibetan Plateau regions.

Overview of the state of science with respect to the glaciers, snowpacks and permafrost of the Himalayan, Hindu-Kush, Karakoram, Tien Shan, Pamir, and Tibetan Plateau regions.

Strengthening mountain livelihood opportunities

Mountains cover 22 percent of the world’s land surface and are home to some 915 million people, representing 13 percent of global population. With an area coverage of four million square kilometres, the Hindu Kush Himalayan region provides home to

Clean Energy Access for Mountain People

power and farmyard manure. High altitude meadows characterized as rangelands have been traditionally used by both wild and domestic

implementation of Resilient Mountain Village (RMV)

International Mountain Day 2015 provides an occasion to highlight how Mountain communities are protecting biodiversity by producing a large variety of typical products and providing crucial goods and services to all of us.

this year’s International Mountain Day is ‘Mountain Farming’. This is an opportunity to raise awareness about how Mountain agriculture, which is predominantly family farming, has been a model for sustainable development for

Two-hundred and forty scientists from 26 countries came to Kathmandu in March to share the latest findings on glaciers and glacier change during the first symposium of the International Glaciological Society (IGS) to be held in Nepal.