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“Ümumrespublika Yaşıllaşdırma” marafonu 5 noyabr 2014-cü il tarixində Heydər Əliyev Fondunun vitse-Prezidenti, IDEA İctimai Birliyinin təsisçisi və rəhbəri…
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First ever Caucasus Cat Summit

Intro

Caucasus Cat Summit has been organized by IDEA Public Union on May 7, 2014 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Descrtiption & Concept

The conference aimed to gather cat experts, researches and people working in the field of biodiversity together to discuss preservation of big iconic animals, share their knowledge and experience.

 

The Caucasian Cat Summit was launched on May 7 in Heydar Aliyev Center.  The summit was co-organized by IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action) in partnership with Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Heydar Aliyev Center. The summit was attended by Azerbaijan's First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva, head of IDEA, Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mrs. Leyla Aliyeva, and Mrs. Arzu Aliyeva. Moreover, the event also brought together acclaimed  international experts, representatives of international organizations, including the International Union for Conservation of Nature, World Wildlife Fund, Smithsonian Institution, Zoological Society of London and the University of Harvard.

 

Arlo Brady, coordinator of the summit, said the event would provide opportunities for exchanging knowledge and experience in the protection of leopards and other felines. Later, the summit featured presentation of a project on the protection of the Caucasian cat and the establishment of a favorable habitat for the animal. "Azerbaijan was located in the center of the historic Silk Road in the past. The geographical position of the country has made an impact not only on our culture, but also the nature. So nine out of 11 climate zones in the world are located in Azerbaijan, and it provides our biodiversity," Arlo Brady said. The exhibition presents 35 works by the photographer with the main objective to draw the public's attention to the richness of the wildlife and the significance of its protection.

On the same day, a photo exhibition of renowned photographer Adrian Stern called "Africa's Wildlife" opened at the Heydar Aliyev Center. The exhibition was organized as part of the Caucasian Biodiversity Summit.

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