The young environmentalists of Areni received incentive gifts

Recently, within the framework of the “Spring Alive” international program, young environmentalists from Areni community of Vayots Dzor region received incentive gifts for their work, which we hope will lead them to new interesting and unique ideas, as “AraAves” NGO has always promoted eco-education, especially among the youth.

Our young environmentalists who counted the white storks in Areni received remarkable printed materials, a field guide for Armenian birds, which will allow them to get to know the birds and their features better. “ArAves” NGO also encouraged the reduction of the use of disposable plastic in Armenia by donating thermal cups, which will allow to cause less damage to the environment.

In order to prevent possible dangers, “AraAves” NGO will implement an experimental program in some storks’ nests in Areni community, artificial platforms will be installed, which will make the nests safer for storks and people.

Spring Alive is an international project organised by BirdLife International, a worldwide organisation for the protection of birds. The campaign is designed to help European, Asian and African children, their families, friends and teachers, to understand, engage with, and take action for birds and nature, and to understand the need for international conservation for migratory species. All citizens, but specifically children and families, are encouraged to observe and record the arrival of 7 migratory bird species each year: White Stork, Barn Swallow, Common Swift, Common Cuckoo, Common Ringed Plover, Sand Martin and Eurasian Bee-eater.

The 2021 Spring Alive season has once again been made possible with the support of HeidelbergCement , having been in partnership with BirdLife since 2011, collaborating globally to implement local actions to minimise its impacts and improve management of biodiversity within quarries.