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  "Uniting Youth for Biodiversity" Youth Exchange Programme, 10-17 May 2014, Tsaghkadzor
Armenia is recognized as one of the important biodiversity "hotspots" in the world. Celebrating the International Day for Biodiversity 2014, Uniting Youth for Biodiversity an 8-days long youth exchange is organized and hosted by the Young Biologists Association NGO (Armenia) in cooperation with partners from Spain, Italy, Poland, Croatia, Georgia, Turkey and Ukraine. The exchange programme will take place on 10-17 May 2014 in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia. About 40 participants come together to discuss issues of biodiversity conservation, to exchange on experiences, and to raise motivation of youth and youth organizations with various backgrounds for being involved in environmental action at local and international levels. The project activities include presentations about Caucasian and global biodiversity, importance of biodiversity for poverty alleviation, nature conservation issues, participation of youth in decision making processes and dialogue. The field trips to Nature Specially Protected Areas ("Sevan" and "Dilijan" National Parks) and Botanical Garden as the typical conservation areas, workshop on sustainable use of biodiversity as a food source, and photo contest on the topic "Biodiversity through my eyes" is also be organized. The exchange is organized under the support of the YOUTH IN ACTION programme. YBA's website ->

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme