“Biodiversity of the Year 2015” public campaign



On 15 of April to 22 of May 2015, the “Young Biologists Association” NGO in collaboration with the Chair of Zoology and Chair of Botany and Mycology of Yerevan State University organizes “Biodiversity of the year 2015” environmental campaign.

Public voting

During the campaign Animal of the year, Plant of the year, Fungus of the year and Lichen of the year will be chosen by public voting. Each category is represented by three species. For voting please follow the link: goo.gl/VxyqAt .

After voting participant will have the opportunity to participate in the competition. The winners of competition will be awarded with prizes. Voting results will be presented on 22 May 2015, which is International Day for Biological Diversity.

Photo Contest

In the frame of the campaign the photo contest will be announced for young people less than 30 years. On photo have to be presented any plant, animal, fungus or lichen.For participation you must send the photo in electronic version, name of species, your name and surname, e-mail address, tellephone number to our email address: yba.ngo@hotmail.com. The pictures will be posted on Facebook, and the winners will be chosen by online public voting and jury decision. Results will be announced on 22 May 2015. The winners will be awarded with prizes.

 Educational seminars

During the campaign educational seminars will be organized in schools and universities  of Armenia. The first seminar took place on 15 of April in “Ohanyan” educational complex. During the seminar, the presentations on biodiversity of Armenia took place.

“Biodiversity of the year 2015” environmental campaign organized in the frame of United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020 and supported by the Rufford Foundation.


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