The “Young Biologists Association” NGO joined the “Big Jump” international campaign which aims to raise public awareness about water basin protection. This year “Jump Armenia” environmental campaign was organized in Armenia, too. The lecture on Armenian water resources was organized during the project, also the “Home” movie was showed at “Corn Pop Cinema”.
At the end of the campaign, over 30 participants jumped into Azat river. This campaign was raise public awareness about water and natural resources’ issues in Armenia, as well as will stimulate international collaboration between young people. Each team cooperated with a group from another country and jumped together in the same time. This year, our partner was “SUPER SALMONS” group of young people from Latvia.
In 2005 almost 250,000 people in 22 European countries jumped into their rivers and lakes to raise attention on water basin issues. The campaign was initiated by “European Network of Rivers” international organization, after which every year in June annul events are organized. Now over 50 teams from Germany, The Nederlands, France, Poland, Austria, The United Kingdom, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Greece and Portugal participate in this project.
The campaign in Armenia will be implemented with support of The Rufford Foundation.
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