In Iceland representatives of Yamal are speaking on reports and watching whales
15:02 11 октября 2019
Категории: News in English
Six senior pupils of school from Yamal are participating in the Youth Ecological Forum, which is taking place in Akureyri, Iceland. “Protection of the Arctic Water Resources” is the theme of the forum. The pupils from the towns Salekhard, Nadym, Muravlenko and Noyabrsk are speaking on reports at the plenary session, listening to lectures and participating in master classes of Arctic scientists. The cultural program of the forum includes active recreation, the tour of “The Golden Circle” — a popular tourist route of Iceland and the boat trip for whale watching. This information was given to the news agency “Sever-Press” in the department of external relations of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
Reports by the representatives of Yamal at the Youth Ecological Forum were prepared on projects, on which the senior pupils worked during the summer vacation and in September of 2019. Scientists of the scientific center for study of the Arctic provided consulting support to the young ecologists. At the forum the young people are telling about creation of the ecological organization of schoolchildren “Clean Blue Arctic” in the region, quality of natural waters, development of aquaculture, importance of wetlands for preservation of ornithofauna, hydronyms of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Another report touches upon the initiative on holding the contest “Sand fantasy” for residents of Muravlenko, Yamal and the town Lappeenranta, Finland.
Selection of participants for the Youth Ecological Forum was held among schoolchildren — members of the Club of young diplomats, winners and prizewinners of Olympiads, contests and conferences in geography, ecology and English.
The Youth Ecological Forum is organized by the international organization “The Northern Forum” within the Arctic Circle Assembly, which is taking place in Reykjavik. The representatives of Yamal are participating in the forum within the agreement on development of circumpolar cooperation signed between the government of the region and the non-profit partnership for assistance to development of northern territories “The Northern Forum Academy” — the Secretariat of the Northern Forum. “The Northern Forum” is an international organization, which includes 14 regions and municipalities of five countries of the world. Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug has been a member of the organization since 1996.