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UIAA Mountain Protection Award 2015

Do you want to be the winner of the UIAA Mountain Protection Award 2015? Submit your application by 31th July.

For more information read our overview, objectives and requirements in how does it work.

How can we preserve and protect our precious mountain ecosystems and cultures in the 21st century?
By promoting responsible mountain tourism and supporting key stakeholders active in mountain protection.

The UIAA Mountain Protection Award is two-fold:

  • It serves as a crowdsourcing platform, whereby showcased initiatives can solicit funds and be promoted through this site as well as through the UIAA federations’ network (
  • It promotes international recognition via its annual Prize award for the best initiative. The Award winner receives a Prize in the form of a cash grant and is invited to present its activities at the UIAA General Assembly.

Award Winner 2014

Pamir Horse Adventure, for project "Horse transportation in guided and community-based tourism".

Assessment team involved: Linda McMillan, Carolina Adler, Mihai Constantinescu, Maretha Alant, Greg Greenwood, Marjorie van Strien, Gabriela Wülser, Stéphane Lozac'hmeur, Lode Beckers (delegate Mountain Protection CMBEL) and Alex Ploner (IMS).

Award Winner 2013

Menz-Guassa Community Conservation Area (GCCA), for project "Menz-Guassa Community Conservation Area".

Assessment team involved: Linda McMillan, Carolina Adler, Mihai Constantinescu, Maretha Alant, Greg Greenwood, Jon Miceler, Marjorie van Strien, Gabriela Wülser, Stéphane Lozac'hmeur, Hussein Baghirov (Western University).

Projects in 2014

  • Energizing the Altai Mountains peoples through innovative climate migration

    Promote the use of solar energy among nomadic Altai people

    September 17th 2014

    The Foundation for Sustainable Development of Altai (FSDA) is developing the use of solar energy in Altai remote places and trains marginalized groups to promote an “eco-energy” form tourism.

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  • Mountain tourism as a long-term development means – Adventure Alternative 15 years’ experience

    Bupsa & Bumburi Village Development, Nepal

    September 12th 2014

    Trekking and expeditions’ company Adventure Alternative engages in the sustainable development of tourism destinations communities in Himalaya.

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  • Bio-diversity and snow leopard conservation through community-based tourism in the Pamirs

    Pamir Horse Adventure supports biodiversity in Tajikistan

    September 8th 2014

    This Tajik local tour operator is involved in the development of community-based tourism in the Pamirs involving horse touring and a programme designed to protect the endangered snow leopard.

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  • Lebanon Mountain Trail Association helps preserving water springs

    Water Awareness on the Lebanon Mountain Trail

    September 8th 2014

    The LBT association promotes the conservation and sustainable use of water through the information to the Trails users, to the local farmers, schools and Lebanese administration.

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  • Nepalese organisation Tourism Development Society develops a network of hospitality businesses committed to sustainable tourism in remote West Nepal.

    Tourism Development Society engaged in the limitation of negative environmental impact of tourism bu

    September 8th 2014

    This dynamic young destination management organization promotes the use of quality accomodation standards in Nepal far-west regions and educates local hospitality businesses professional trainings.

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  • Kyrgyz Community Based Tourism Association active in ecotourism since more than 10 years

    Developing mountain regions of Kyrgyzstan - 10 years’ experience

    September 8th 2014

    CBT has been developing a network of tourism communities from remote parts of Kyrgyzstan. Helping with the living conditions, CBT’s ecotourism model uses the local and cultural resources.

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  • Sharing cultures and traditions with Nepalese local community

    Mountain Delights - Community Social Trek

    August 22nd 2014

    In Nepal, Mountain Delights proposes to trekkers to take part of local community activities and also supports local community by providing excellent wide working conditions for staff.

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  • Get out, get dirty and give back

    Mountain Meitheal constructs Andirondack type shelters on the West Coast of Ireland

    August 18th 2014

    Mountain Meitheal is a volunteer group who undertake projects to protect and to conserve mountain and forest areas in Ireland. Founded in 2002, Mountain Meitheal operates from February to November on path maintenance and repair.

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  • Eco touristic development of endangered fish species and aquaculture biodiversity in Ifrane National Parks and High Oriental Atlas

    How ecotourism supports aquaculture biodiversity in Ifrane Park, Morocco

    June 12th 2014

    The Moroccan Association for Ecotourism and Nature Protection has developed a fish tourism program promoting the local aquaculture biodiversity and the preservation of water resources of Middle Atlas.

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  • Educating young scouts on Leave No Trace principles

    International Scouting Centre promotes "Leave No Trace" hiking in Swiss mountains

    June 2nd 2014

    Kandersteg International Scout Centre organises every year hiking trips for young people focusing on ecology and sustainable mountaineering practices.

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