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22 May 2020

Belarus to hold Nature Week on 22-29 May

Belarus to hold Nature Week on 22-29 May
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MINSK, 22 May (BelTA) – The Belarus Nature Week will be held on 22-29 May, BelTA learned from the press service of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB).

The week will celebrate the International Day of Biological Diversity (22 May). A number of events will be held by the Scientific and Practical Center for Bioresources, the Kuprevich Institute of Experimental Botany, the Central Botanical Garden, and the Institute of Forest. Most of the events will be held online.

The Central Botanical Garden will hold a consultation on cultivating lilacs and rhododendrons and at the end of the week it will post videos with recommendations on its website.

The Kuprevich Institute of Experimental Botany will hold an international seminar on modern technology in protecting environmentally sensitive areas. Taking part in the seminar will be scientific institutions, natural reserves and national parks from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. The scientists of the Kuprevich Institute of Experimental Botany will deliver a lecture on dangerous plants of Belarus for school students.

The Scientific and Practical Center for Bioresources will hold the first online seminar for experts and beneficiaries of the project on integrated management and measures to mitigate the impact of invasive species in the protected areas of the trans-boundary region. This project is designed to strengthen cooperation between Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus in addressing the common problem, i.e. the spread of invasive species and their negative impact on public health and environmentally sensitive areas.

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 22 May the International Day of Biological Diversity in 1995 to raise awareness about preservation of ecosystems and extinction of plant and animal species.

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