UIAA Mountain Protection Award

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Июнь 29 2015

The International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (the UIAA, www.theuiaa.org) has set up since 2013 the Mountain Protection Award (http://www.mountainprotection.theuiaa.org/), which focuses on the promotion of responsible mountain tourism and the reward of outstanding initiatives from mountain areas stakeholders (associations and tourism agencies). It helps develop and support community-based tourism that simultaneously contributes to the conservation of ecosystems and sustainable livelihoods for local people.

The project is an international recognition which gives the winner not only a cash grant but also the possibility to present his activities at the UIAA and UIAA partners' events. It also functions as a platform, where initiatives are posted, can attract direct donations and are promoted though our 80 national federations and their 2.5 million members.

Our requirements:
YOU ARE an association or a federation

YOU WORK in a mountain region

YOU ARE ENGAGED in one of the following areas (at least):

§ Conservation of biodiversity – incl. plant & animal species

§ Sustainable Energy & resource management

§ Sustainable Waste management & disposal

§ Adaptation to / mitigation of effects of climate change

§ Protection of the environment through culture and education

YOU DEVELOP environment protection activities and raise awareness about mountain protection issues

YOU COLLABORATE with and support local/regional communities
Then, join and participate to the Mountain Protection Award 2015!

To apply (http://www.mountainprotection.theuiaa.org/initiatives/apply ), choose one of your activities you would like to promote and describe it to us, showing how you protect your mountain environment while encouraging sustainable tourism.

Once your project is accepted and on our website, we will promote it through our monthly newsletter and our federations’ links. It will be able then to participate to our Award 2015 selection. This year the winner will be invited to the UIAA General Assembly (http://www.theuiaa.org/2015-General-Assembly.html ) in Seoul, Korea, next October. The tour operator/association will receive the Award there and will be able to promote its activities.

Don't miss this opportunity which will benefit you and all others who will be inspired by your actions. The deadline is 31 July.

By applying before, you will be able to get more visibility on our website and through our network.