To understand the threats to Armenia’s forests and issues that need to be managed and understood if Armenia wants to rapidly increase its forest cover, EVN Report spoke with Alen Amirkhanian, the director of the Acopian Center for the Environment about policy failures, conservation and protection, reforestation, afforestation and the potential role of protected areas in the development of tourism in Armenia.
A clear policy and approach to manage the country’s forests has been lacking; no proper mapping has been done.
Deforestation is a serious issue; the previous government announced it was going to increase the country’s forest cover to 20.1 percent, almost doubling it. How are we going to get there?
AUA’s Acopian Center for the Environment to hold a Forest Summit, in collaboration with the Armenia Tree Project, in the fall.
The role of protected areas in the development of tourism in Armenia.