The International Day for Biological Diversity was widely publicized through newspaper articles on conservation, restoration and sustainable use of biodiversity. There were televised speeches and messages from representatives of both governmental and non-governmental environmental organizations.
On 22 May, seminars entitled “Biodiversity and Climate Change,” were held at the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, as well as its various regional offices across the Republic of Azerbaijan. A wide range of representatives from government, scientific organizations and the general public attended these seminars.
The entire month of May was designated to the greening of the country through voluntary “tree and shrub” plantings every Saturday. A series of lectures on this topic was given throughout the year at all the educational institutions. And exhibition of children’s drawings was held, entitled “The Environment Through the Eyes of the Children.”