A series of remote learning trainings for protected areas of nature


From December 7 to 23, 2020, a series of remote learning trainings were held for protected areas within the framework of  ecotourism  and  sustainable tourism development of the Transboundary Joint Secretariat (TJS) program, World Wide Fund for Nature Armenian branch (WWF-Armenia).
The training was attended by Deputy Minister of Environment A. Mazmanyan, Head of the Department of Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Policy of the Ministry O. Grigoryan and officers of specially protected areas under the Ministry of Environment.
 The trainings were conducted on the following topics:

  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Principles of receiving visitors
  • Customer service
  • Intercultural communication
  • Expectations of visitors
  • Principles of Ecotourism and  Reducing Negative Impacts/ Ecotourism and First Aid training
  • Principles of ecotourism and Reduction of negative impacts/
  •  Hiking routes
  • Principles of ecotourism and Reduction of negative impacts/ 
  • Policy
  • Environmental education planning
  • Interpretation of nature
  • Interpretation of nature, flora
  • Interpretation of nature, wildlife, emphasizing birds
  • Nature Interpretation / Hiking.

The training was aimed at delivering new knowledge and the toolkit to the representatives of operating specially protected areas of nature in ecotourism development and  its management, revealing new  sectorial opportunities by dint of exchange of knowledge and experience.