Across the globe, mountain regions are increasingly threatened by the strains human activity is placing on our planet. Mountain glaciers are in retreat under the influence of climate change, putting at risk water supplies to millions of people, while dam projects add to the dislocation. Deforestation is threatening numerous species of fauna and flora.

The latest (2016) Living Planet Report shows that the global population of mountain gorillas, for example, has been cut to just 1,000. In Central and South East Asia, populations of snow leopards have fallen to an estimated 4,500. ...


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