A Mountain Festival in Bhutan Draws Locals and Visitors
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A Mountain Festival in Bhutan Draws Locals and Visitors

Hundreds of people, ranging from yak-herders to government officials to foreign tourists, gathered in a remote village of Bhutan earlier this month to attend a two-day mountain festival, designed to celebrate local cultures and promote conservation. The sponsoring organizations and communities presented a wide array of activities, with broad participation by the diverse set of people […]

What’s Up with Treelines?
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What’s Up with Treelines?

What’s Up with Treelines? Mountain Researchers Gather to Tackle an Age-Old Question If you love to spend time in the mountains, the experience of emerging out of a sub-alpine forest into alpine tundra or grassland may seem commonplace. But have you ever stopped to consider why the trees stop growing exactly where they do? I […]

Volunteer shepherds in Slovenian Alps – An opportunity for coexistence
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Volunteer shepherds in Slovenian Alps – An opportunity for coexistence

September, 5:30 AM. Dawn is slowly creeping out from behind the peak of Kobilja Glava. Meadows of tall grass dominate the nearby landscape. Raspberries, dog roses and alders, other harbingers of succession, are scattered over the slopes. But there is something unusual in this alpine still life. A large enclosure made of a tall orange […]