ECO-EDUCATION THROUGH ART. WWF HAS RELEASED A POSTER WITH WOOD ENDEMICS OF THE CAUCASUS
Eco-education is one of WWF activities. The pandemic forces us to look for new ways to transmit information to the outside world, excluding public events and activities. Russian Caucasus Ecoregional Office WWF-Russia decided to visualize the knowledge in posters that could be passed on to schools, universities, reserves and wood contractors.
It should be noted that the Russian Caucasus is an ecoregion where a large number of endemic (i.e., those that are not found anywhere on the planet except in this region) plant species grow, which are often listed in the Regional and Federal Red Data Books. Of course, people should give such plants special attention when using forests and try not to damage them.
"Our poster contains images of the leaves of endemic trees and shrubs that are worth protecting while in the forest. We made it for a wide audience," says Elena Cherkasova, Senior Forest Officer of Russian Caucasus Ecoregional Office WWF-Russia. – This poster will help: wood contractors - to find and avoid damage to such endemic trees and shrubs, employees of Reserves - to use them in their work and educational activities, and teachers, schoolchildren and students - to study and appreciate their native nature."
Posters have already been handed over to the Reserves and Natural Parks of the Krasnodar region, Adygea and North Ossetia, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of North Ossetia, schools and colleges of Kuban and the North Ossetia.
The Project "People for Nature" is implemented by WWF-Russia in 2019-2022 with the support of the European Union. Its aim is to involve the public in environmental protection. The objectives of the project are to preserve forests by preventing their degradation and illegal use, as well as to minimize the negative impact of industry on the environment by increasing the environmental responsibility of business and reducing air and water pollution.