Deputy Minister of Environment: Forest fires in Jermuk, which broke  out as a result of Azerbaijani aggression, led to land degradation

  • September 27, 2022
Deputy Minister of Environment: Forest fires in Jermuk, which broke  out as a result of Azerbaijani aggression, led to land degradation ArmInfo.At the 4th meeting of the Green Economy Regional Assembly "EU for the Environment" (EU4Environment) held in Paris, Deputy Environment Minister Gayane  Gabrielyan spoke about the large-scale aggression of Azerbaijan  against the territory of Armenia. During her speech, the Deputy Minister touched upon Azerbaijan's  attack on the eastern and southeastern regions of Armenia on the  night of September 13 with the use of artillery and attack drones. In  particular, Gabrielyan noted that the fires caused by the armed  aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan caused significant damage to the  forestry of the "Jermuk" Vayots Dzor region. According to her, as a result of forest fires, the biodiversity of  this 10-hectare area, including endemic flora and fauna, has  suffered, which has led to land degradation. Plants and animals of  this territory, as noted by the Deputy Minister, are listed in the  Red Book.  According to the source, the meeting was attended by the  national coordinators of the ministries of environment and economy of  the Eastern Partnership countries, representatives of the European  Commission and EU delegations, EU Member States, civil society,  partners of the EU4Environment initiative (OECD, UNECE, UNEP, UNIDO)  and representatives of the World Bank.

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