The Earth Day in Urtsadzor community

On April 22, on the Earth Day, the staff of the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife & Cultural Assets has planted trees in Caucasus Wildlife Refuge, located in Urtsadzor community, Ararat region.

The message for the day was the promotion of green lifestyle and the preservation of the Earth.  In addition to the existing 2000 trees planted in CWR since 2011, around 1000 wild species were planted in the area. 

“Despite the unfavorable conditions, we are happy with the results. In general, around 60-90% of planted trees survive, which is a good result for dry, high-altitude zones," said Manuk Manukyan, the Biodiversity Program coordinator at FPWC.

Given the dry area and difficulties with tree care in CWR, the FPWC specialists have installed and expanded the drip irrigation system and improved the infrastructure. A lot of construction and digging works were carried out before the tree planting.

It is noteworthy that the community was involved in all stages of work starting from preparation up to planting.  The tree plantings will continue till autumn time to provide additional 5000 trees planted in the CWR area.