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.