On-line kick-off shows support for improving nature conservation in Armenia
A project focusing on enhancing conservation of valuable and unique Armenian nature was launched last week. Over 60 participants were present on-line. The project will focus on changes in legislation and institutional support in the field of nature and biodiversity conservation for the next two years.
On the occasion of the kick-off meeting of the twinning project the Armenian Minister of the Environment Mr. Romanos Petrosyan stressed the following: “The pivotal role of the biodiversity in the life on earth and human well-being cannot be overemphasized. Recognizing that each country has to play its part in conserving the global biodiversity, the Government of the Republic of Armenia considers issues of environmental protection and, in particular, biodiversity conservation, among national and state priorities. Since 2019, the Ministry of Environment has launched the implementation of the respective actions envisaged by the CEPA roadmap signed between the European Union and the Republic of Armenia. To strengthen conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in Armenia in line with international/EU standards the Ministry has started the process of reviewing the RA laws " On Fauna" and "On Flora" in accordance with the EU directives to be developed with the support of Twinning project. Considering the advanced experience of the Czech-Finnish Consortium in the fields of biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of the specially protected areas of nature I am sure that this project will allow us to build stronger collaborations and deliver better results.”
The project partners are the Armenian Ministry of the Environment, the Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic and the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE.
The project as supported by the European Union through its Twinning programme – well established tool of the European Union that supports cooperation of government agencies.