Aarhus Center held 3 big environmental events in Naryn

In accordance with the work plan, the Naryn Aarhus Center organized and conducted 3 events in late May – early June, together with partners and with the support of the OSCE Program Office in Bishkek, aimed at informing and educating stakeholders on environmental issues.

On May 30, a training seminar was held in Naryn on the issues of preventing the spread of poaching in the region. The participants of the seminar were employees and huntsmen of the Karatal-Zhapyryk and Naryn nature reserves, the natural state park “Salkyn-Tor”, as well as the department of specially protected natural areas and Issyk-Kul biodiversity – the Naryn regional department of the MNRETS.

The main goal of the seminar was to train participants in information work on the prevention of poaching, the correct execution of protocols and the application of legal acts when detaining violators. For them, presentation materials were developed, including the Codes of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Administrative Responsibility”, “Criminal Code” and “Civil Code”, as well as the Laws of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Hunting and Game Management”, “On Wildlife” and the following normative legal acts from the above Laws.

On June 9, at the premises of the University of Central Asia in Naryn, an international scientific and practical conference was held on the topic “Specially protected natural areas – the basis for the conservation of mountain ecosystems.” This event was held in cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision, the Issyk-Kul-Naryn Regional Directorate of the MNRETS, the Karatal-Japyryk Nature Reserve and the University of Central Asia (UCA).

Welcoming remarks were made by the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Economics of the Kyrgyz Republic Kaseyinov K.U., curator for environmental protection of the Plenipotentiary Representation of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic in the Naryn region Toktaliev G.A.

Then Kyrbashev Zh.T. made their presentations and reports. – Deputy Director of the Naryn State Reserve, Izumiyama Shigeyuki – Professor, Director of the Mountain Research Institute of the Shinshu University (Japan), Anarbaev M.M. – Doctor of Natural Sciences, Professor, Vice-Rector for Scientific and International Relations of the International University of Kyrgyzstan (IUK), Balbakova F.M. – National coordinator of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) project in the Kyrgyz Republic, Sha Bastian – representative of the organization OSI-Panthera (OSI-Panthera) (France), Kalmuratov S. – manager of the Naryn Aarhus Center, Davletbakov A.T. – Candidate of Biological Sciences, Head of the Laboratory of the Institute of Biology of the Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic, Sydykov N. – an employee of the Snow Leopard Protection Fund in Naryn region. Each of the speakers expressed his opinion on the need for a special attitude towards the preservation of the environment in the region, the protection of flora and fauna, and respect for the country’s natural resources.

On June 13, in the building of the Naryn City Library, a training seminar was held on the spread of unauthorized garbage dumps in the region. The partners in the seminar were the Issyk-Kul-Naryn Regional Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision of the KR and the Naryn State University (NSU) named after. Naamatova.

NSU Rector E. Baigabyshev spoke to the participants of the seminar and presented his work in this direction to the participants of the seminar. He said that he and his employees had previously inspected garbage dumps, monitored them for the condition and storage of garbage, and conducted laboratory tests on the basis of his laboratory. He also warned about the consequences of maintaining the current attitude towards landfills, which could lead to an environmental disaster. He proposed to improve attention to this problem and stressed the need to continue information work with the population of the region.

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