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Mountain Forum

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FYI -

Spotlight on the Mountain Forum
>> viewtopic.php?t=143

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Ajusco Mountains

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Updating the Planeta feature on tourism in the Ajusco Mountains near Mexico City
>> http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/mexico/df/ajusco.html

"MEXICO -- For those spending more than a few days in Mexico City, an outing to the nearby Ajusco mountains is an obligatory and rewarding trek."

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Thanks

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Thanks so much for sharing this, Ron.

Best,
Amy.

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Update

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Our guide to features and links related to mountains has been updated
>> http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/resour ... tains.html

We are also preparing for our 2005 online conference focusing on rural tourism. Those who have an interest in mountains AND rural travel are invited to take part and share their experiences. The event begins April 25th. Details
>> http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/tour/rural.html

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Mountain Food

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Hello All,

I am putting together a list of typical foods and culinary dishes from mountain places.

These "mountain meals" do not have to be exclusive to mountain regions, just commonly consumed there, and as you may have guessed - I am looking for ideas!

My list will include:
Appetizers
Main Dishes
Desserts
Beverages

If you have any ideas to add, such as favorite dishes from where you live, please share! Here are some ideas from Canada and the US...

Beverages -
- Kicking Horse or Oso Negro organic/fair trade coffee
- BC & California wines
- mountain teas

Appetizers -
- specialty cheeses

Main dishes -
- wild game, chicken, salmon, duck
- smoked ham
- corn
- sauces with juniper, berries, or wines (e.g. currant and port)
- salsas with fresh fruit or vegetables
- bisquits or cornbread

Desserts -
- berries & fruit (peaches, apples, apricots, etc.)
- ice cream
- apple, peach, berry, or rhubarb pie
- apple or pear butter
- jams, jellies, preserves

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Pluma Hidalgo Slide Show

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MEXICO -- Coffee connoisseurs are familiar with the mountain town of Pluma Hidalgo (elevation: 1,300 meters) located in the Sierra Madre Sur.
>> http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/mexico ... dalgo.html

NEW -- Photo Gallery
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta/sets/959124

Slide Show
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta/sets/959124/show

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International Mountain Day 2005

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Forwarding an announcement from the North American Mountain Forum:

International Mountain Day 2005

Mountain Tourism

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Mountain Tourism Resources

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UPDATE -

The next issue of the bi-annual Mountain Forum Bulletin will feature mountain tourism.
The Mountain Forum Bulletin is a paper publication, but is also available in PDF form online.
When this issue is published, I will post another update here.

The Mountain Forum Bulletin will be posted here:
http://www.mountainforum.org/rs/pub/bul.cfm

All the best -
Amy Krause

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Cloudforests article in Perceptive Travel

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Dominic Hamilton, who posts on here frequently in the Ecuador section, has a cloudforests piece in the third issue of Perceptive Travel, which just came out. Go to the article index here:


http://perceptivetravel.com/issues/0506/issue.html

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Ecotourism in the Andes

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The Consortium for Sustainable Development in the Andes Ecoregion (CONDESAN), has recently been coordinating feasibility studies on the potential of ecotourism as a means to improve the livelihoods of mountain communities in four Andean countries -- Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The work, conducted in the context of the Andean Initiative of the Mountain Partnership, has entailed assessing the potential for ecotourism in these countries, exploring the activities necessary to exploit such potential and identifying key actors.

An e-consultation is now planned to run between 1-20 August to allow stakeholders to further share information and exchange experiences in ecotourism initiatives that have made a significant difference to the lives and livelihood opportunities of rural populations in the Andes. This on-line dialogue (in English and Spanish) is being organized by InfoAndina, the information network of CONDESAN which also acts as the Latin American node of the Mountain Forum.

For further information, visit the CONDESAN Web site or contact Miguel Saravia, InfoAndina Coordinator at: infoandina@mtnforum.org.

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Mountain Forum Publications

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The Mountain Forum Bulletin about Sustainable Tourism was posted online in January of this year. The 2005 Annual Report for Mountain Forum is also now available online. A new bulletin about Deserts and Desertification in Mountain Areas will be released sometime in July 2006.

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Tourism and Mountains

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UNEP Publication

Tourism and Mountains: A Practical Guide to Managing the Environmental and Social Impacts of Mountain Tours

This publication is part of a series of Practical Guides to Good Practice developed by Conservation International and the United Nations Environment Programme for various sectors of the tourism industry. One set of these guides, which is aimed at tourism professionals, including the marine recreation sector, the cruise sector and the accommodations sector, encourages providers to implement good practices and work jointly with national and local agencies to develop and implement sustainable tourism strategies. Another group of guides

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Mountain Forum Seeks new Executive Director

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Hello Mountain Tourism Folk -

Mountain Forum is also seeking a new Executive Secretary based out of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu. If you know of anyone who would be interested - someone with a vision for mountains, a keen and articulate communicator, and a good team leader - please do pass along the information posted below.

The full details are available at:
http://www.mountainforum.org/rs/mfnews.cfm?newsid=5

The deadline is August 10, 2007!

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December 11 is International Mountain Day

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INVITATION - December 11 is International Mountain Day. If you have photos of conservation or responsible tourism in mountain environments, please share them online World Mountains
http://www.flickr.com/groups/worldmountains

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