Mountain biodiversity, genetic resources and cultures (2009)

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Mountains cover 24 percent of the global land area and affect half the human population. They are home to rich biological diversity and genetic resources. However, our planet’s ecological services are under threat. Urgent steps for the conservation and sustainable utilisation of mountain biodiversity are needed. It is of paramount importance to link human endeavour, cultures, traditional knowledge, not just for ecological concerns but to ensure the survival of humanity though sustainable use.
Year: 2009
Language: English
In: Mountain Forum Bulletin, Vol IX, Issue 2, July 2009,

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