On the sidelines of CEF-2019 in Avaza, bilateral agreements were signed between the various departments of Turkmenistan and relevant foreign structures and international organizations.
Among them is the agreement of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
“The document provides for the implementation of projects to conserve biodiversity and support specially protected areas, as well as adaptation to climate change,” commented Grigory Mazmanyants, Director of the Central Asian WWF Program.
According to him, over the long history of cooperation between Turkmenistan and WWF, positive experience has been accumulated, an example of which can be projects related to the preservation of the Central Asian leopard population, as a result of which its number has increased significantly.
“We are ready for joint research with Turkmen specialists,” the expert said. – In Turkmenistan, where there are many unique natural corners, a lot of projects related to the preservation of the environment are being implemented. And the signing of this agreement demonstrates the country’s interest in developing cooperation in this direction.
According to Grigory Mazmanyants, in 2020, several projects in one of the most amazing places of Turkmen nature, Koytendag, will be carried out jointly with the World Wildlife Fund.