By promoting responsible mountain tourism and supporting key stakeholders active in mountain protection.
The UIAA Mountain Protection Award is two-fold:
- It serves as a crowdsourcing platform, whereby showcased initiatives can solicit funds and be promoted through this site as well as through the UIAA federations’ network (www.theuiaa.org).
- It promotes international recognition via its annual Prize award for the best initiative. The Award winner receives a Prize in the form of a cash grant and is invited to present its activities at the UIAA General Assembly.
For more information go to overview, objectives and see our requirements in how does it work.
CAMAT: Promoting regional culture through education and tourism in Pakistan
December 20th 2013
The Chitral Association for Mountain Area Tourism (CAMAT) is a non-profit tourism association whose aim is to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the Chitral district in Northern Pakistan and to support sustainable ecotourism activities in the region.read more
Trekking Agency encourages climbers and locals to keep Everest clean
December 17th 2013
Nepalese trekking agency organizes clean-ups to remove waste left on Mt. Everest and raise awareness about the consequences of human impact on this fragile environment and the way global climate instability impacts the Himalayaread more
Ecotourism project takes route in Ethiopia
December 15th 2013
The Menz-Guassa Community Conservation Area (GCCA) has been set aside for the protection of the Afro-Alpine in Guassa area. It aims to conserve in perpetuity the biodiversity of the area through a community‐based sustainable natural resource management plan.read more
ALPEN TAXI provides sustainable transportation solutions
September 25th 2013
Mountain Wilderness, a Swiss-based mountain conservation organization, provides a sustainable, uncomplicated and stress-free approach to transportation in mountain areas which preserves the last untouched wilderness areas of the Alpsread more
Promoting “leave no trace” climbing
July 31st 2013
Keepwild! Climbs website, publications and courses raise awareness on rock areas preservation and introduce to an unconventional way of climbing for all climbers.read more
Envirotrek in Europe
July 19th 2013
Millions of tourists visit the European Alps each year and leave rubbish behind. Envirotrek create fun, community events at various European mountain locations to remove waste by bringing together stakeholders such as tourists, local business and organizations, government and outdoor companiesread more
LaPaz on Foot provides waste management solutions for tourism companies
July 19th 2013
The waste management project of La Paz on Foot travel agency aims to develop local capacities and to increase tourism agencies’ participation.read more