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Eco-camp for future conservationists

30 june 2022
From June 13 to 22, a youth ecological camp organized by the public association "GLIP" was held on the shore of the mountain lake Kara-Kashym in the Jalal-Abad region

The main purpose of this environmental action within the framework of the project "Youth Resilience to climate change" was to inform the younger generation about climate change, as well as possible measures to adapt the population to its consequences. The event was attended by 14 people from different villages and communities. In a short period of time, young people have studied methods of using alternative energy sources and adaptation in agriculture and animal husbandry. The educational courses were also accompanied by the screening of environmental films about global temperature changes and the use of water and energy saving technologies from world practice.

The special attention of the participants of the eco-camp was caused by information from the mouths of the residents of the village "Uch-Koshkon" about the recent extreme precipitation in the Central Tien Shan, which led to the mass death of wild animals and livestock. After a number of discussions and discussions, future conservationists noted that frequent snowfalls, heavy rains in spring and summer form mudflows. Also, one of the reasons for the degradation of natural forest ecosystems is the felling of floodplain and spruce forests.

"The camp is really unusual, and this is a good chance for its participants to combine an exciting pastime and at the same time take a whole educational course. It is important for us that studying the topic of climate change is interesting. During the training process, it was a prerequisite to show the work in practice. For example, as a successful practice, the participants got acquainted with the community developing ecological tourism "Ecotourism of Sarah Chelek". The guys learned about his successes at the initial stage and at the same time about the mistakes made during the formation," says project coordinator Farida Balbakova.
In addition, many environmental contests and interactive games were held, during which participants studied how the ecological network functions and what difficulties animals face on the migration path. Lectures on the specifics of preparing applications for small grants, on the conservation of nature and wild animals aroused great interest among young people.
After a series of lectures, a one-day equestrian route was organized for young people from the Kara-Kamysh Lake to the Sary-Chelek Biosphere State Reserve. There the guys got the skills to create ecological trails and work with tourists.
At the end of the environmental campaign, the participants prepared presentations on the natural features of their settlements, the problems of these areas that have arisen as a result of climate change, and also expressed their opinion on measures to adapt the population of their villages to the consequences of global temperature change. The guys noted that the knowledge gained will help in advancing their goals and overcoming problems in villages related to climate change.

The project "Youth Resilience to Climate change" is funded by the European Union and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and implemented by the Norwegian Society for Environmental Protection (NNV) in partnership with the environmental movement "BIOM" and the organization "GLIP".