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International Mountain Society

The goal of the International Mountain Society (IMS) is to advance knowledge and disseminate information about mountain research and mountain development throughout the world. The IMS aims to promote sustainable mountain development through improved communication among institutions and individuals, with a particular focus on mountain ecoregions in the developing world.

In order to further this purpose, the association publishes a quarterly journal, Mountain Research and Development (MRD). The IMS and MRD’s donors cover the costs of operating the journal and its networking activities in excess of the portion covered by publication fees paid by authors of articles published in MRD.

The IMS is an association legally registered in Bern, Switzerland, with institutional and individual membership. It is the copyright holder and publisher of Mountain Research and Development.

Institutional members

The following organizations are Institutional Members of the International Mountain Society (IMS):

Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS)

Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS)

Kampala, Uganda

Afromontane Research Unit (ARU)

Afromontane Research Unit (ARU)

University of the Free State, Phuthaditjhaba, South Africa

Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Centre for Mountain Studies (CMS)

Centre for Mountain Studies (CMS)

Perth College, University of the Highlands and Islands, Perth, Scotland

Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Andean Ecoregion (CONDESAN)

Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Andean Ecoregion (CONDESAN)

Lima, Peru

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Rome, Italy

Forum Landscape, Alps, Parks (FoLAP)

Forum Landscape, Alps, Parks (FoLAP)

Bern, Switzerland

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Kathmandu, Nepal

Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences (IGF/ÖAW)

Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences (IGF/ÖAW)

Innsbruck, Austria

Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE)

Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE)

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu, China

Mountain Research Initiative (MRI)

Mountain Research Initiative (MRI)

Bern, Switzerland

University of Central Asia/Mountain Societies Research Institute (UCA/MSRI)

University of Central Asia/Mountain Societies Research Institute (UCA/MSRI)

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic