Sergey Akopyan has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to prevent deforestation in Armenia. Akopyan’s campaign addresses a growing problem in Armenia: the increase of logging in many areas of the country, particularly in the En Teghut Region. The activities are causing tremendous loss of forests. A lack of funds for humanitarian efforts are making it very difficult for local people to address this issue.
Many young Armenians concerned with saving the environment has participated in successful campaigns to save other areas of the country. While not affiliated with political organizations, concerned people in the region work together to support those who want to try to save Armenia’s natural resources. Among these, water and trees are top on the list, as large companies often target both types of resources. Cutting down trees and polluting water through manufacturing will eventually lead to a loss of natural resources that will affect all Armenians.
“Deforestation is a problem in Armenia,” says Akopyan. “Our goal is to raise funds to plant as many trees as possible with the money raised from our Kickstarter campaign. We want to empower local people to address the issue of deforestation, but we must raise funds in order to give them the power to take control of the logging issues and replace these trees as soon as possible to help save the environment.”
The Kickstarter campaign, located at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1518108413/deforestation-in-armenia, offers a gift card for every donation of $25. For more information on pledge levels and associated rewards, see the Kickstarter page.
About Deforestation in Armenia:
Deforestation is a growing problem in Armenia’s En Teghut Region. Sergey Akopyan has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise funds to address this issue and allow locals to fight deforestation efforts.
Company Name: Deforestation in Armenia
Contact Person: Sergey Akopyan
City: Teghut Forest