May 22 - The International Day for Biological Diversity
In observance of the International Day for Biological Diversity
"Unfortunately due to human activity gradually are disappearing some species registered in the Red Book, such as Dwarf Lizard has been noticed only once in the region of Spitak during the last 50 years, ," said M. Arakelyan.
Referring to the diversity of snakes, the specialist noted that very often people even not being sure that the serpent is poisonous kill it, while serpents destroy rodents contributing to the preservation of the natural balance of ecosystems. A. Gasparyan, chairman of "Young Biologists Association" NGO presented the program "Armenia without waste", which main goal is to unite all the forces to clean the rubbish accumulated in the lap of the nature of Armenia and surrounding areas of historical and cultural monuments within a day.
"Because of the garbage accumulated in the forest lands a sur
face layer is originated, which prevents the growth of plants, as well as provides stimulus for disappearance of some species," said A.Gasparyan and added that the aim of the project will be cleaning the forest areas, not urban areas, which is the problem of urban authorities. The
The event was attended by students, teachers, journalists, members of the eco club of the