On December 11, the Geoparks celebrate the International Mountain Day.
The Global Geoparks Network encourages all UNESCO Global Geoparks to join the celebration and promote their mountains, some of the most interesting geological features of UNESCO Global Geoparks, which create the conditions for a wide spectrum of life forms.
Mountains are home to 15% of the world´s population and they provide freshwater for everyday life to half of humanity. About half of the world’s biodiversity hotspots are concentrated in mountains and mountains support approximately one-quarter of terrestrial biological diversity.
Mountains are today under threat from climate change and overexploitation as we tend to forget that the mountains are important territories of biodiversity and life.
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