The young environmentalists of Areni counted the white storks

Within the framework of the “Spring Alive” international program, the young environmentalists of Areni community of Vayots Dzor region counted the white storks in their area.

As a result of counting they registered that the the number of white storks has increased, which is a gratifying indicator. In addition, the young environmentalists have noticed that storks build their nests mainly on electric poles, which often causes fires, turns over or collapses due to wind or other causes, damaging birds and the eggs.

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.