The annual UIAA Mountain Protection Award has made a tangible difference to mountain lives, communities and the environment and celebrates innovation and a desire to make a difference.
The award was created five years ago and the 2017 Award has been the biggest in terms of variety and scope of nominees with over twenty-two projects from 15 countries as part of the international showcase. The post-earthquake recovery programme embarked upon by CAN was entered alongside a waste management scheme in Patagonia, clean climbing on Denali and brown bear conservation in Bulgaria to name but a few so it was a very wide and diffuse set of entrants indeed.
CAN was judged to be the Best Runner Up in recognition of all the work it does helping to improve the lives of the mountain people of Nepal through the "development of 'grass roots' health posts, schools, community development and income generation projects".
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