Wednesday is International Mountain Day, an opportunity to promote the conservation and sustainable use of increasingly scarce resources from mountain areas.  Did you know that mountains are home to 12% of the human population and cover approximately one-quarter of the world’s surface? Or that some of the world’s largest cities, including New York, Rio de Janeiro, Nairobi, Tokyo and Melbourne, are dependent on freshwater from mountains?  Take a look at this animated video from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to see how mountains are the key to the sustainable future we want: http://j.mp/1czvl31

Wednesday is International Mountain Day, an opportunity to promote the conservation and sustainable use of increasingly scarce resources from mountain areas.

Did you know that mountains are home to 12% of the human population and cover approximately one-quarter of the world’s surface? Or that some of the world’s largest cities, including New York, Rio de Janeiro, Nairobi, Tokyo and Melbourne, are dependent on freshwater from mountains?

Take a look at this animated video from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to see how mountains are the key to the sustainable future we want: http://j.mp/1czvl31

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