18 April 2014
  Welcome Guest
  Login | Help
Home
 
General Information
Transaction Series
Related Information
Connect with WIT Press
Connect with WIT
Login
Login ID:
Password:
 
Your Cart
There are 0 items in your cart. [View]

Adobe PDF Reader is required to view our papers:
Get Acrobat Reader




  Welcome to the WIT eLibrary

The home of the Transactions of the Wessex Institute collection, providing on-line access to papers presented at the Institute's prestigious international conferences and from its State-of-the-Art in Science & Engineering publications.

Paper Information

The Armenian forests: threats to conservation and needs for sustainable management

Author(s): R. Moreno-Sanchez, H. Sayadyan, R. Streeter & J. Rozelle

Abstract:
In this paper we identify the characteristics of a sustainable forest management strategy and provide specific recommendations to move toward this goal in the forests in Armenia.

To provide a context for these recommendations we present brief overviews of Armenian human and physical geography and the forests in the country.

Also, we highlight how several crucial issues in the forestry sector have remained unchanged from the Soviet era to the independent period and the implications of this lack of change for the evolution and current state of forests in the country.

Keywords:
Armenia, forests, sustainable management, Caucasian region.

1 Introduction:
The forests of the Caucasian region are a hot spot of biodiversity and they contain a large number of endemic plant and animal species [1].

In this drysubtropical region, forests also play a major role in preserving favourable environmental conditions for sustainable development.

This is particularly true in small countries like Armenia.

The 1988-1994 war with neighboring Azerbaijan and the great social, political and economic changes that have occurred since the country gained independence at the time of the collapse of the United Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1991 have created tremendous pressures on the Armenian forests [2].

Ongoing developments and policies continue to threaten the quality and extent of Armenian forests [2, 3]. ...

Pages: 10
Size: 659 kb
Paper DOI: 10.2495/ECO070121

 

 

Download the Full Article

Price: US$ 0.00

This article is part of the WIT OpenView scheme and you can download the full text Adobe PDF article for FREE by clicking the 'Openview' icon below.

conference

Send this page to a friend. Send this page to a colleague.



This paper can be found in the following book

Ecosytems and Sustainable Development VI

Ecosytems and Sustainable Development VI

Buy Book from
Witpress.com



Download the Full Article

This article is part of the WIT OpenView scheme and you can download the full text Adobe PDF article for FREE by clicking the 'Openview' icon to the right.


Copyright© 2006 by WIT Press | About Prof Carlos Brebbia
Optimised for Microsoft Internet Explorer