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The Mountain Institute

The Mountain Institute works to conserve the world's highest priority ecosystems, improve the livelihoods of mountain peoples, and raise awareness about mountain issues.
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1707 L Street Suite 1030
Washington , DC 20036
Contact Person: Elizabeth Byers
Phone: 202-452-1636
Fax: 202-452-1635
E-Mail: summit@mountain.org
Website: http://www.mountain.org

Detailed Information:
The Mountain Institute's mission is to advance mountain cultures and preserve mountain environments. Founded in 1972, The Mountain Institute is based in Washington, DC, and has offices and community-based programs in the Andean, Appalachian and Himalayan mountain ranges, partnering with local people to strengthen their communities and to conserve their natural resources and cultural heritage. The Mountain Institute also supports three global initiatives: the Mountain Forum, Sacred Mountains, and Sustainable Living Systems.

Our objectives are to:

* conserve high priority mountain eco-systems,
* increase environmentally and culturally sustainable livelihoods for mountain communities,
* promote support for mountain issues through awareness-raising, education and outreach.

The Mountain Institute's community-based conservation and development approach empowers communities living in some of the world's most remote and rugged regions to protect their living environment while enhancing their own livelihoods.

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