December 11 is designated as International Mountain Day each year. The entire world community rejoices in it with great excitement. It emphasises the importance of mountains in our lives, both directly and indirectly.
INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY HISTORY
International Mountain Day was established in 1992 by Agenda 21 (Managing fragile ecosystems Sustainable Mountain Development) adopted by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.
It was a significant milestone in the history and development of mountain lands. The UN General Assembly recognized the growing importance of mountain development and declared 2002 the UN International Year of Mountains.
From 2003, 11 December was designated International Mountain Day.
WORLD MOUNTAIN DAY CHAPTER 13 OF AGENDA 21
1992 saw the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development approve Agenda 21. The meeting, commonly referred to as the “Earth Summit,” took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is essentially a significant book with 40 chapters that emphasise the importance of having a strategy for sustainable growth in every area in the twenty-first century.
“Managing Fragile Ecosystem: Sustainable Mountain Developments” is Chapter 13 of Agenda 21. Its main objective is to raise public awareness of mountains and the crucial role they play in global development and survival.
The mountain ecology supports a variety of species, many of which are endangered. Due to the rapid habitat loss, rising tourism, and poor air quality, this environment is changing quickly. Mountain ecology has an impact on more than 50% of the world’s population, although little attention has been given to this fact.
WORLD MOUNTAIN DAY SIGNIFICANCE
The subject of mountains and their environment has been greatly aided by International Mountains Day. Additionally, it somewhat affects mountain tourism. Mountain tourism has grown over time. People express a desire to visit the highlands rather than the plains.
It is encouraging for the locals because tourism helps the local economy. However, while they are there, visitors should preserve the mountains’ sacredness.
Because, despite the fact that mountain tourism contributes to economic growth, it also contributes to the degradation of mountain ecosystems as a result of visitors’ careless environmental practises. Every person has a responsibility to protect our environment and preserve its biodiversity.
WORLD MOUNTAIN DAY 2022 THEME
In contrast to previous year, when the topic of World Mountain Day was “Sustainable Mountain Tourism,” this year’s theme is “Women Move Mountains.” This year’s Mountain Day will emphasise the value of mountain tourism, which accounts for 15% to 20% of all travel worldwide.
The hashtag #MountainsMatter will be used to draw attention to this day and spread awareness of its significance.
WORLD MOUNTAIN DAY WISHES & QUOTES LATEST
Without mountains, the scenery of nature would be incomplete. Let us make it a special International Mountain Day by promising ourselves to save them.
I like geography best because your mountains & rivers know the secret. Pay no attention to boundaries.
Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
There can be no life there can be no Earth there can be no future without mountains. Wishing everyone a very Happy International Mountain Day.
Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing. Happy Mountain Day
Mountains need to be protected because they are losing their identity with changes in climate. Wishing everyone a very Happy International Mountain Day.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, and dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
Keep close to Nature’s heart. and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
Without mountains, life will not be the same because Earth will not be the same. The onus of protecting them lies on us. Happy International Mountain Day.
The occasion of International Mountain Day reminds us that for our survival, we need mountains and we must do all that we can to protect them.
They have shielded us from our enemies and they have also provided us with water to drink. On International Mountain Day, let us promise to protect them.