The Ecological Society Green Salvation has released the next edition in Russian “Results of monitoring of national parks of the Almaty region in 2020-2021.”
This material is a continuation of the “Results of monitoring of national parks in the Almaty region” for 2017, 2018 and 2019 previously published by our organization.
National parks are invaluable for preserving the biological diversity of the region, forming a microclimate, providing fresh air, high-quality water, maintaining the health and well-being of the residents of the Almaty agglomeration.
By destroying especially valuable natural areas under the plausible pretext of developing tourism, we are destroying the foundations of our existence. “Unprecedented biodiversity loss, pollution, climate change and the rise of zoonotic diseases have showcased the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature. The human right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, as well as other human rights, can only be realized where biodiversity thrives and ecosystems are healthy”(https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/story/states-have-these-13-duties-when-it-comes-biodiversity-and-human-rights).
“Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet—and its people. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can help to end poverty, combat climate change and prevent a mass extinction. It will only succeed if everyone plays a part.” (The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030: https://www.decadeonrestoration.org).
To breathe fresh air, drink clean water, eat quality products, we need more Nature!