Media events at Agsu and Yevlakh forest pilot sites in Azerbaijan



Posted on 20 June 2013  | 
On 15-16 June, 2013, WWF Azerbaijan organized media events within the “EU ENRTP Caucasus - Increasing the resilience of forest ecosystems against climate change in the South Caucasus Countries through forest transformation” project in Agsu and Yevlakh sites in Azerbaijan. The aim of the events was to present the project, upcoming activities and expected results to large community via Mass Media.

Director of WWF-Azerbaijan Elshad Askerov has informed participants about the project, its aim, future activities, expected results and the role of the site adjacent communities. He mentioned that 75ha monoculture
forest area was identified in each pilot site and fenced. There will be different plantations of the local tree species in order to restore the natural forests.

The journalists met with the chairman of Shamakhi and Yevlakh forest Departments at the project sites and were showed the existing problems in monoculture forests, fenced territory and informed that they are going to increase the resilience of forest ecosystems against climate change by transforming monoculture forests to natural forests.

The following articles and video materials were prepared by the media representatives after the media events, which will allow dissimention of the project related information to the larger audience:

Newsletter “Zerkalo”

“GreenPen” – eco journalists network

Interview to ELTv

Newsletter “KUR”


For detailed information on the media events see the media event report.

For further information please contact:

Sevinj Sarukhanova
Partnership & Communications Manager
WWF Azerbaijan
2K M.Mushfig str., block 501
Az1073 Baku, Azerbaijan
Tel/Fax: +994 12 5385316
E-mail: office_az@wwfcaucasus.org

Interview to ELTv
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Project sign for Agsu site
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Project sign for Yevlakh site
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