Mountain cultures in grave danger says UN

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At risk: a way of life

– South America’s mountain areas are vulnerable to major earthquakes – with approximately 88% of the land deemed at risk.

– As glaciers retreat many new lakes are formed which could burst their banks and endanger millions of people.

– One in four remote mountainous regions may soon be affected by new roads, mining and power and pipeline schemes.

– More than one in four of the world’s 6,000 endangered languages are from mountainous regions.

– War is almost twice as common in mountain rather than lowland regions.”