Mountainous regions worldwide are affected by the impacts of an unrestrained exploitation of resources (due to heavy mining and intensive farming) and an ever-expanding tourism industry that seems to know no bounds. These developments put pressure on the biodiversity and on the population that has traditionally occupied them. Against this background, the objective of the conference is to bring together academics, environmentalists, biologists, tourism experts and other interested professionals in order to discuss these issues and to find new and creative solutions to the problems that are increasingly destabilizing many of the world’s most impressive regions.

Location: Western Caspian University (New Campus)