On July 17-21 a working camp of scouting organization of Armenian General Union of Body Culture /Homenetmen/ was organized with the support of “Khosrov Forest” State Reserve SNCO, the Caucasus Nature Fund financed by “HSBC Bank Armenia”CJSC in the service sector of “Khosrov Forest” State Reserve.
At the camp the participants studied wealthy biodiversity of the sanctuary, went on hiking, observed wildlife, as well as they assisted the employees of the reserve in implementation of current works; particularly, coloring barn walls, constructing paths and a wooden bridge.
RA Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Khachik Hakobyan, “Khosrov Forest” State Reserve Director Hrachya Hovakimyan, and CNF Armenia National Coordinator Arman Vermishyan visited the campers, who were having their active rest in “Khosrov Forest” State Reserve ; they greeted the scouts, got acquainted with their routine appreciating their fulfilled works in the service sector of the sanctuary.
During the talk some issues concerning the society’s, in particular the younger generation’s mission in the preservation of the environment were discussed with participants.
RA Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Khachik Hakobyan got acquainted with scouts’ routine at the camp.
“One should know native nature thoroughly in order to love it and perceive its significance. Eco-education and upbringing play a crucial role in cognition of our own nature. Similar educational and skills developing programs will encourage the young people to enrich ecological knowledge in the open air, through immediate contact with nature. It will contribute to raise ecologicalawareness, as well as ensure the acquisition of applied knowledge”: RA Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Khachik Hakobyan stated in his speech, approving the partakers’ wish to arrange similar events annually.
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