Working discussion in Hrazdan Forest Enterprise on clarification of the boundaries and forest management planning
A working discussion has been organized in Hrazdan Forest Enterprise (FE) of “Hayantar” SNCO of the State Forest Committee of the Ministry of Nature Protection regarding clarification of the FE boundaries and mapping, development of the FE draft management plan and revision of the boundaries and management plan of Arzakan-Meghradzor State Sanctuary in the structure of Hrazdan FE.
The mentioned activities are being financially supported in the frames of the GIZ’s Integrated Biodiversity Management in the Southern Caucasus (IBiS) program. During 2013-2014 the Caucasus Nature Fund supported mapping and management planning of Arzakan-Meghradzor State Sanctuary. In the result the drafts have been developed, which should be updated and incorporated in respective documents covering the whole territory of Hrazdan FE.
The working discussion was attended by Vice Chair of the State Forest Committee Mr.Vahe Matsakyan and representatives of Hrazdan FE, Kotayk Marz administration, NGOs, the consultant company and IBiS.
Mr.Vahe Matsakyan highlighted the importance of clarification of the boundaries between forest lands and the lands of other categories. The same concerns were expressed by the representatives of Kotayk Marz administration.
In the beginning of the meeting the requirements of the Instruction on Forest Management Planning were presented. The consulting company presented some problems related to the boundaries of FE and adjacent communities and their cadastral registration, forest inventory and assessment, creation of dabatases, biodiversity and others with subsequent discussion on possible solutions to the raised issues.
During the meeting it was stressed that it is important to ensure efficient cooperation between the state structures responsible for forest management planning and the implementers of the works, reporting and supervision at all stages of the works, the discussions on which should be continued.
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