Did you know that, according to the United Nations, mountains are home to 15% of the world’s population and about half of the world’s biodiversity reserve?
Nature and mountains face threats such as climate change, the scarcity of resources, but the feeling of defense of these spaces is also emerging from many groups. Glaciers are melting at unprecedented levels and the supply of fresh water for millions of people is compromised. This problem, therefore, is everyone’s business. Hence, we must reduce our carbon footprint and take care of this natural treasure.
Hikers, mountaineers, cyclists and, in general, athletes who enjoy outdoor activities know very well the importance of mountains and nature.
What is the origin of the mountain day?
The origin of this celebration can be found in 1992, when the document “Management of Fragile Systems: Sustainable Development of Mountain Areas” was included in Agenda 21, a sustainable action plan promoted by the United Nations. It was so successful that from 2003, the first International Day was officially celebrated.
From TwoNav we take advantage of this day to continue encouraging all our users, veterans or new, to continue practicing their favorite sports while respecting the mountains.