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30 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 27513)  

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Title Third National Workshop of the Emerald Network Joint Programme in Azerbaïjan 
Description Preparation of the third year of development of the Emerald Network, in the framework of the regional programme funded by the European Commission, in line with the need for information on population and distribution of species and habitats of the Resolution No. 4(1996) and No. 6(1998) of the Emerald Network. 
Status Completed 
Date 06/06/2011 - 07/06/2011 
Location Baku, Azerbaijan
Countries CoE Members: Azerbaijan
  Joint Programme Activity - Emerald Network-ENP
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Emerald Network-ENP - Support for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)'s Programme of Work on Protected Areas in the EU Neighbourhood Policy East Area and Russia    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2008/DG4/JP/2238   Setting up of the Emerald Network and support for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity Programme of Work on protected areas in the EU Neighbourhood Policy East area and Russia
Expected Result 1.1 - Identification of potential sites of Areas of Special Conservation Interest of the Emerald network of the Bern Convention: 1) Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova: all potential sites; 2) Ukraine: 80% of potential sites; 3) Russia: 50% of potential sites; 4) Belarus: 10% of potential sites in pilot project; 50% at later stage.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Democracy
Line of Action ⇒ III.3 – Promoting Democratic Governance and Stability
Programme ☆ III.3.6  Protection of Natural Diversity

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Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage)
CoE Contact D'ALESSANDRO, Ivana   email
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Last Modified 04/07/2011 

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Objective(s) The workshop aimed at reviewing the scientific work initiated in 2009 and consolidated in 2010 as well as launching of the final year of implementation of the Joint Programme in Azerbaijan. 
Output/Results Although the national workshop in Azerbaijan had to be postponed with one month, it took place according to the general scheme for these workshops and benefited from the experience and results of the six previous workshops held in the frame of the project. It has been moderated by the project scientific expert and me. The Azeri national team had the opportunity to discuss its national data delivered so far and plan its own work ahead of the final delivery deadline (30 November 2011). Because of the recent change of person responsible for the project, some of the expertise is now missing in the country. Time has been spent during the meeting for practical work between the project scientific expert and the team in order to help the team with some questions which arose since the changes in the team. The Azeri team has requested a second visit from the project scientific consultant in September 2011, in order to review together with the national experts the database they have been working on during the summer period. 
Conclusions/Follow Up The team has also been informed on some inconsistencies and gaps in their database from 2010. They have also received our advices on how to ensure a smooth finalisation of their work under the project and the achievement of all the project objectives set for their country. The importance of a complete filling-in of the Emerald Network database was underlined, particularly for a smooth entrance into the Phase II of the Emerald Network setting-up process, in view of the possible Joint Programme follow-up. Phase II consists of the evaluation of the sufficiency of the proposed Emerald sites for the long-term survival of the Bern Convention species and Habitats listed for protection.

A filed trip to a potential Emerald site has followed the official part of the national workshop.
Participants The Head of the Department on Protected Areas of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources in Azerbaijan, members of the Azeri Emerald Team, the Emerald team leader, NGOs representatives, the joint project scientific expert Marc Roekaerts and Iva Obretenova, project manager at the Council of Europe. 
Consultants/Experts Mark Roekaerts, Council of Europe scientific expert 
CoE Secretariat Iva Obretenova, Council of Europe Project Manager 
Total No. Participants 15 
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