Syrian Environment Association launches anthem and green guide for children

Damascus, SANA – The Syrian Environment Association launched Saturday an environment anthem and a green guide for children, during a ceremony at the Environment Park in the Citadel of Damascus.

The launch marked the 13th anniversary of the foundation of the Association and coincided with the resumption of work at the Youth Environment Committees and the Children Environment Club.

Caretaker Minister of State for Environmental Affairs Nazira Farah Sarkis highlighted the important role which the civil associations concerned with environment issues could play in environment preservation and raising awareness among people to that effect.

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In their speeches delivered during the ceremony, representatives of several concerned bodies called for abiding by the conditions and terms of using chemical fertilizers, insecticides and veterinary medicines and boosting control on animal and poultry products.

The Syrian Environment Association, the first in Syria, was established in 2001. It works on improving the environmental and aesthetic situation in the country through a variety of activities and projects. It focuses on raising environmental awareness and contributes to issuing legislations on environment protection and biodiversity conservation.

Meanwhile, Syria is participating in the 17th Asia-Pacific Parliamentarians’ Conference on Environment and Development (APPCED), currently held in the Iranian capital Tehran.

Haifa Said

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