A note from the editor
Welcome to the latest issue of the Mountain UPDATE. Of course it is impossible to compile this Update without some reference to COP26 and the numerous talks, presentations and pledges.
We all know what we must do...but for anyone with any interest or doubt of the impact on mountains and their communities at the forefront of the climate crisis I have included a number of links to excellent, compelling films and speeches from COP26. Please have a look. Many people think that if we work together as nations we can still save the world—lets hope COP26 turns out to be a game changer and not merely a continuation of spin from our leaders!
Oh—and happy International Mountains Day 2021 on 11th December.
In this issue: from People and Mountains around the world
From IUCN WCC & COP26
US Mountain Parks less travelled
Pikas & Climate Change
Southern Africa Mountain Watch
Ranger in Kahuzi-Biega NP DRC
Oh dear oh deer
The Pamir Trail
Snow Leopards of Kazakhstan
In the heart of Mercantour NP
Scree and Talus
Tools, Publications other Media
Mountain SG Committee