Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea
The Tehran Convention serves as an overarching governance framework which lays down the general requirements and the institutional mechanism for environmental protection and sustainable development in the Caspian Sea region.
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Developments on environmental protection in the Caspian Sea region.
Greater flamingos have arrived on the Turkmen coast of the Caspian Sea
Greater flamingos are listed in the Red Book of Turkmenistan. The name of the flamma birds translates from Latin as "fire, flame". The flight of a flock of flamingos is a charming chain of red lights in the sky – they glow either white or bright pink, creating the impression of fiery flashes. Seeing such a beauty, you understand why the birds were given this name.
Ornithologists made a record of waterfowl along the Turkmen coast of the Caspian Sea
Turkmen ornithologists have completed winter registration of waterfowl and wetland birds. Traditionally, the completion of winter birds' registration is timed to coincide with the World Wetlands Day which is marked on February 2, 2022. The scientists of the Khazar State Nature Reserve, one of the most bird-rich protected natural areas, also participated in the implementation of research programs. This reserve keeps records of the entire Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea from Kazakhstan to Iran.
Established by the five Caspian countries and serviced by the UN Environment Programme