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World Mountain Day 2020

11 Dec 2020  Fri

Celebrated every year on 11th December, the International Mountain Day is a UN observance established by the UN General Assembly in 2003 to encourage sustainable development in mountains.

Young people are active agents of change and the future leaders of tomorrow. They are custodians of mountains and of their natural resources, which are being threatened by climate change. International Mountain Day is a chance to highlight that for rural youth, living in the mountains can be hard.

Many young people leave in search of a better life and employment. Migration from mountains leads to abandoned agriculture, land degradation and a loss of cultural values and ancient traditions. The theme for International Mountain Day 2020 is Mountain biodiversity. International Mountain Day gives us an opportunity to spread awareness about protecting mountain biodiversity.

The above coin is the United State’s special edition Silver coin. This Quarter Dollar coin features Mount Chocorua as well as a pristine body of water, forest grasses, and birch trees. The mint has rendered the scene with exquisite detail and artistry. The obverse side of the coin shows a profile view of George Washington as he appears on the quarter.

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