BEST WAY TO PRESERVE BIO-DIVERSITY IS TO BROADEN PROTECTED AREAS: ARAM AGHASYAN
19:50 ~U 01.04.10
The cartography and reviewing of protected areas in Armenia are in
process, head of the Specially Protected Areas Division at the RA
Ministry of Nature Protection Aram Aghasyan told journalists at a
press conference today.
In his words, cartography and reviewing of those areas will make it
possible to organize their protection more effectively.
Aghasyan didn’t deny that the protection of certain reserves in
Armenia is carried out today on paper only.
"We shouldn’t forget that we live in a limited area, and we also have
social problems," Aghasyan tried to justify himself.
According to Aghasyan, new protected areas (75,000 hectares) were
designated last year. They are Lake Arpy, Arevik national parks and
Zangezur state reserve.
"The best way of preserving bio-diversity is to expand the specially
protected areas," said Aghasyan.
Armenia has 4 national parks and 30 state reserves.