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Igman d.d. Konjic – part of the global #MountainsMatter campaign

The increasing attention to the importance of mountains led the UN to declare 2002 the UN International Year of Mountains. The first international day was celebrated for the first time the following year, 2003.

Mountains make up one quarter of the world’s landscape and they are the source of most of its fresh water. Over two billion people worldwide depend on food produced in mountainous regions and many more benefit from the minerals, timber, and renewable energy that are derived from mountain resources. Mountains also harbour a rich variety of plants and animals.

Celebrating International Mountain Day is not just about mountains. It is the dedication and gratitude we display for our mountains, which have such a huge impact on everyone’s lives.

The theme of this year's International Mountain Day (IMD) on 11 December will be sustainable mountain tourism.

Mountain tourism attracts around 15 to 20 percent of global tourism. Tourism, however, is one of the sectors most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, affecting economies, livelihoods, public services and opportunities on all continents. In mountains, the restrictions of the pandemic have further compounded the vulnerabilities of mountain communities.

Konjic is a town and center of same named municipality on north Herzegovina, at the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina surrounded by mountains. Prenj, the most attractive but also the most cruel mountain in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zec, known for its abundance of blueberries, Olympic beauty Bjelašnica, Visočica, the natural border between Bosnia and Herzegovina… Most of the outdoor activities begin from this region: hiking, camping, rafting, kayaking, village tourism, canoeing, mountain biking and even paragliding.

Igman d.d. Konjic, as an important contributing factor to economic development in Bosnia and Herzegovina, also provide significant funds for humanitarian purposes and sponsorship of cultural and sports events, and support specific NGO projects aimed at environment protection, including projects of mountaineering associations, scout organizations, mountain rescue services etc.

We are celebrating this International Day 2021 by hashtag #MountainsMatter, and joining global campaign by sharing the picture of mountain Prenj.

Let’s continue to keep taking care of our mountains!

(Photo: www.visitkonjic.com)




Notification - 05.05.2023.

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