20.03.2009 -

Official launch of Volga Kits

The UNESCO Moscow Office is pleased to announce that the official launch of the Volga Kits will take place in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation, on March 20, 2009. The event will be organized in the framework of the Living Volga Programme on the occasion of the World Water Day. In addition a number of events dedicated to the official launch of the Volga Kits will be held in different natural reserves situated in the Volga Basin.

The World Water Day is celebrated on March 22 every year. On its occasion the UNESCO Moscow Office, Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia and the Coordination Centre of the Movement “Let’s Help the River” within the Ecological Centre “Dront” will hold an official presentation of the Volga Kits, developed in the framework of the Living Volga Programme in cooperation with Astrakhanskiy Biosphere Reserve.

The organizers of the presentation will introduce to the local public, representatives of local administration, educational and environmental organizations and mass media two Volga Kits, which contain a set of educational and information materials that should be used for education and environmental awareness-raising purposes among different population groups.

The Awareness Volga Kit is prepared for local private and governmental organizations, general local public and mass media. The Educational Volga Kit is developed for educational institutions, schoolchildren, youth and local population.

The Kits include strategy and action plans for raising environmental awareness, brochures on the ecological situation in the Volga Basin, press-kit, leaflets describing the ecological behaviour of different stakeholder groups, a map with indicated location of Volga biosphere reserves and sites of World Cultural Heritage, and postcards and posters on species of fauna and flora of the Volga Region.

The Volga Kits are the dynamic sets of materials, which will be constantly updated in order to assist in the development of a careful attitude towards natural resources of the Volga Basin.

Electronic Awareness Volga Kit:

Strategy and action plans for awareness enhancement on the value and importance of the Volga Basin;

Brochure "Let's save Volga together!";

Map "Biosphere Reserves and World Heritage Sites of the Volga River Basin";

Leaflets for different stakeholder groups: "Volga and Us", "Volga and Authorities", "Volga and Tourism", "Volga and Mass Media", "Volga and Industry";

"Living Volga" information materials for mass media.

Electronic Educational Volga Kit:

Strategy and action plans for awareness enhancement on the value and importance of the Volga Basin;

Brochure "Let's save Volga together!";

Map "Biosphere Reserves and World Heritage Sites of the Volga River Basin";

Leaflets for local population: "Volga and us";

Postcards "Plants of the Volga River Basin";

Postcards "Birds of the Volga River Basin";

Postcards “Mammals of the Volga River Basin";

Postcards "Fishes of the Volga River Basin";

Poster "Plants of the Volga River Basin included in the Red Book of the Russian Federation";

Poster "Birds of the Volga River Basin included in the Red Book of the Russian Federation";

Poster "Mammals of the Volga River Basin included in the Red Book of the Russian Federation".




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