December 11 is set to raise awareness about the importance of mountains in our lives and to our planet
Why is Mountains Day important
It is observed on 11 December globally to raise awareness about the threats they face. Their conservation is the key factor for sustainable development and is part of Goal 15 of the SDGs. Due to climate change and overexploitation, mountains are under threat.
How to observe Mountains Day
It can help you to create awareness and take action for bringing positive change to mountain peoples and environments around the world. Enter the International Mountain Day photo contest and celebrate mountain biodiversity!
There are many international days related to the mountains. Discover the interaction between this natural resource and other issues, such as climate change, flora, fauna and human beings. We encourage you to visit Environment Day, Water Day, Wildlife Day, or Indigenous Peoples Day.
- Mountains and the Sustainable Development Goals – a call to action
- Mapping the vulnerability of mountain peoples to food insecurity
- Why invest in sustainable mountain development
- Understanding Mountain Soils
- Mountain Ecosystem Services and Climate Change 
- Biosphere Reserves in the Mountains of the World
- UN and other international NGO
- Non-Profits website for the observance