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Year: 2016
Mountain grasslands provide valuable ecosystem services for sustainable development and human wellbeing
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Year: 2014
The Tibetan plateau is the source of most of the major rivers of Asia and has a huge impact on the livelihoods of the population, who have for centuries engaged in traditional herding practices
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Year: 2010
China has the world's 3rd largest area of grassland, covering 42% of its territory and representing its largest terrestial ecosystem
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Year: 2009
Articles in this edition of the Mountain Forum Bulletin include:
  • Mountain Diversity - A Global Heritage - Eva M
  • Are Ethiopian Highlands changing? Amphibians as Ecosystem Indicators - Simon Loader, Abebe Mengistu, Silvia Schwaller, David Gower, Peter Nagel, Abebe Getahun, Samy Saber and Roman Kassahun
  • PARADISE LOST? Conservation of Mount Marsabit Forest Ecosystem, Northern Kenya - Wario R. Adano
  • Responses to Threats and Impacts on the Outstanding Biodiversity Values of Low-Altitude Mountains in South Western Australia - Anne Cochrane, Sarah Barrett and John Watson
  • Impacts of Armed Conflict on Mountain Biodiversity: Experiences from Nepal - Bishnu Upreti
  • Conservation of Agrobiodiversity through Traditionally Cultivating ‘Barahnaja’ in the Garhwal Himalaya, India - Vishwambhar Prasad Sati
  • Biodiversity Conservation and Crop Improvement in a Fragile Agro-Ecosystem: Insights from Guangxi, China - Song Yiching, Zhang Shihuang, with Ronnie Vernooy
  • Intensified Sheep Grazing Decreases the Biodiversity of Alpine Grasslands in the Carpathians, Romania - Bruno Baur
  • Main Threats to Mountain Biodiversity in Georgia - George Nakhutsrishvili, Maia Akhalkatsi and Otar Abdaladze
  • Recent Change of Alpine Vegetation and Plant Species Richness in the Swedish Scandes - Leif Kullman
  • Mountain Biodiversity, Genetic Resources and Cultures - Promila Kapoor-Vijay
  • Spread of Non-Native Plant Species into Mountains: Now is the Time to Act - Keith McDougall, Sylvia Haider, Tim Seipel, Christoph Kueffer and MIREN Consortium
  • Changes in Biodiversity Patterns in the High Andes - Understanding the Consequences and Seeking Adaptation to Global Change - Anton Seimon, Karina Yager , Tracie Seimon, Steve Schmidt, Alfredo Grau, Stephan Beck, Carolina García, Alfredo Tupayachi, Preston Sowell, Jerry Touval and Stephan Halloy
  • Protection of the Cloud Forests and Their Biodiversity in the Coastal Cordillera of Venezuela - Winfried Meier
  • Transboundary Landscape Conservation in the Eastern Himalaya – Interview with Dr. Nakul Chettri - Samuel Thomas and Ujol Sherchan
  • Global Mountain Biodiversity - Eva Spehn
  • Global Change in Mountain Regions: The Mountain Research Initiative - Claudia Drexler
  • ICIMOD’s International Conference, Workshops on Mountain Biodiversity - ICIMOD
  • Photo Exhibition: Changing Landscapes - Nonna Lamponen
  • Biodiversity and Climate Change Research Programme of the Snow and Mountain Research Centre of Andorra (CENMA) - Marta Doménech
  • Climate Change and Biodiversity in the European Union Overseas Entities - Guilluame Prudent
  • Caribou of the Canadian Rockies: Understanding Environmental Change in the Context of Conservation and Evolution - Byron Weckworth
  • Thoughts on the Food Crisis in the Andes - Judith Kuan Cubillas, Consultora de CONDESAN
  • Invertebrate Monitoring at GLORIA Target Regions: The First Results From the Urals and Need for Global Networking - Yuri Mikhailov
  • Walking through My Land: A Little Sparrow - Walter Bishop V.
  • Metsovion Interdisciplinary Research Centre Database (MIRC)
  • Angeliki Geronteli, on behalf of the N.T .U.A., M.I.R.C
  • Technological Innovation Servicing Biodiversity - Lourdes Chuquipiondo (RAMP PERU)
  • Birds from the Albertine Rift - Michel Louette (RMCA)
  • Agrobiodiversity in the Alps: Establishment of a Long-Term Monitoring System - Elli Broxham
  • Project Snow Leopard: Participatory Conservation Model for the Indian Himalaya - Pranav Trivedi
  • The Importance of Mediterranean Alpine Biodiversity in Central Spain - Rosario Gavilán and Alba Gutiérrez Girón
  • New Views of the Tibetan Plateau and Himalaya for Conserving Biodiversity - Daniel J. Miller
  • Vegetation Types of the Endangered Eastern Ghats Mountain Ecosystem in Southern Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, India - G Areendran, Prakash Rao and Krishna Raj
  • Useful Resources for Mountain Biodiversity
  • Mountain Calendar

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Year: 2009
The Tibetan Plateau is a key region of land-atmosphere interactions, as it provides an elevated heat source to the middle-troposphere
Year: 2009
Marsabit Mountain rises from northern Kenya’s vast low-lying arid region
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Year: 2009
In central and eastern Europe, alpine grasslands are unique habitats for a variety of plant and invertebrate species
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Year: 2009
The Atacora Mountain range is an important mountain chain in the West African landscape
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Year: 2008

The mission of the Grasslands Protected Areas Task Force of the World Commission on Protected Areas is:

To promote and facilitate the establishment of new or expanded grassland protected areas throughout the grasslands biome, with a priority on temperate grasslands, toward a goal of protecting 10% of the temperate biome by the year 2014, and to provide for the protection, restoration and wise use of grassland protected areas through the development of best management practices and guidelines

In 2005, the J.M. Kaplan Fund invited expressions of interest designed to enhance international communication and cooperation for the protection and conservation of the world's temperate grasslands. The Grasslands Protected Area Task Force submitted a proposal and in 2006 was awarded a grant - as a result the Temperate Grasslands Conservation Initiative (TGCI) was born. To this end the TGCI scheduled a workshop on June 28-29, 2008 as part of the joint International Range Congress and International Grasslands Congress in Hohhot, China. The goals of this workshop were:

  • To establish a global strategy and two regional-specific action plans for increased protection by 2014.
  • To develop a mechanism for improving international communications and cooperation for the continued conservation, protection and management of the world's temperate grasslands.
  • To establish a Steering Committee to help guide the Project Team and implement the global strategy and region-specific action plans.
  • To confirm South America and East Asia as the two priority pilot regions for the project.
  • To discuss the potential for and benefits of transboundary protected areas.

This compendium is Appendix Two of the report Life in a Working Landscape: Towards a Conservation Strategy for the World's Temperate Grasslands, a record of the Temperate Grasslands Conservation Initiative workshop in Hohhot China June 28-29, 2008.

(Received courtesy of Mountain Research Initiative (MRI
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Year: 2008
Grassland ecosystems hold an important part of Europe’s biodiversity
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