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Alexandr Avanesov

Armenian parliament ratifies agreement on conservation of  African-Eurasian wetland migratory birds

Armenian parliament ratifies agreement on conservation of  African-Eurasian wetland migratory birds

ArmInfo. Armenia will take all necessary steps to protect Afro- Eurasian wetland migratory birds. At a meeting on January 24, the country's parliament ratified  the agreement "On the Conservation of African-Eurasian Wetland  Migratory Birds."

According to Deputy Minister of the Environment Irina Kaplanyan, it  is very important for Armenia to take all the necessary steps and the  most important measures that will be aimed at preserving rare species  of animals, birds and vegetation. In particular, she noted that this  agreement was developed in the framework of the Bonn Convention on  the Conservation of Migratory Wild Animals, which was ratified by the  National Assembly of Armenia in October 2010. The agreement covers  235 species of wetland birds living in wet regions, regardless of  their situation. Of these, 118 species can be found in Armenia, many  of which are in the process of extinction. Their protection can be  ensured, inter alia, through the application of the provisions of  this agreement, which provides for the receipt of small grants from  the UN and the EU.

Note that the geographical area of this agreement extends to the  territory of the Afro-Eurasian flyways of wetland birds. Wetbirds  mean species of birds that are environmentally dependent on wetlands  in part of their annual life cycle, the range of which is fully or  partially within the territory of the agreement. The parties will  take coordinated actions to maintain the safe conservation status of  migratory species of wetland birds or to restore status. To this end,  they will take measures within their national jurisdiction.

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