Mountain Ecosystems

India is blessed with the tallest and the most gallant mountains of the world. These mountains, apart from being aesthetically beautiful, also host a wide variety of flora and fauna that sustain the livelihood of the people in the region.

The mighty Himalayas,...

The largest chain of tropical mountains in the world, comprising thirty peaks higher than 6000 meters above sea level, is the Cordillera Blanca; located in Ancash, Peru. In 1975, the Huascaran National Park was created, covering the entirety of this Cordillera over 4000 m.a.s.l....

The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) released the first two reports of a new series on regional mountain-based adaptation in order to encourage urgent action to protect mountain ecosystems from the impacts of climate...

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has estimated that 20 to 30 percent of the world's species are likely to be at increased risk of extinction as a result of climate change. Other estimates have suggested that 15 to 37 percent of species may be committed to...

Mountain ecosystems enrich the lives of over half of the world’s population as a source of water, energy, agriculture and other essential goods and services. Unfortunately, while the impact of climate change is accentuated at high altitude, such regions are often on the edge of...

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