Organisations and Institutions


A page that gives updated statistics and info about 8000ers.


Alpine Network of Protected Areas.

Alpine Convention

The Alpine Convention is the first international treaty considering a transnational mountain area in its geographical entirety. It was signed in 1995 by the eight Alpine countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Monaco and the European Union and came into effect in 1995. The Convention aims at the protection and sustainable development of the Alps.

Carpatian Convention

The Carpathian Convention was adopted and signed by the seven Carpatian countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Ukraine in May 2003 in Kyiv, Ukraine, and entered into force in January 2006. It is the only multi-level governance mechanism covering the whole of the Carpathian area and besides the Alpine Convention the second sub-regional treaty-based regime for the protection and sustainable development of a mountain region worldwide.


International Commission for the Protection of the Alps.


The Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme generated knowledge about climate change impacts on natural resources, ecosystem services, and the communities depending on them, contributing to policy and practice for enhanced adaptation.


The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development  is an intergovernmental knowledge and learning centre working on behalf of the people of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), based in Kathmandu, Nepal.


IUCN/UICN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.

Mountain Geoportal

The Mountain GeoPortal is a gateway to geo-information resources of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region and aims to facilitate the sharing, integration and use of geographic information across a broad use-base. It provides access to science applications and datasets developed in the context of HKH region. It also disseminates information on various issues through interactive story maps.

Mountain Partnership

Is a United Nations voluntary alliance of partners dedicated to improving the lives of mountain people and protecting the mountain environments around the world.


ProMont-Blanc, a transnational federation of associations and organisations, is aiming at the inclusion of the massif on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Sierra Club

The largest and most influencial grassroots Nature Protection Organization in the US founded by John Muir


The International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA), founded in 1932, with a global presence on six continents.

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