Minister: Main reason for landslides in Azerbaijan is semi-nomadic animal husbandry

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Azerbaijan, Baku, April 23 / Trend, M. Aliyev/

The main cause of landslides in Azerbaijan is semi-nomadic animal husbandry, Azerbaijani Ecology and Natural Resources Minister Huseyngulu Bagirov told journalists today.

"Many countries have refused the principle of semi-nomadic animal husbandry, which saves livestock feed, but also leads to the destruction of forests and grasslands," the minister said.

According to the official, as a result of increasing livestock in the country on the semi-nomadic principle, the land is subjected to erosion, resulting in landslides.

Bagirov called other causes of landslides oil and other wastes from the Soviet period, "but now intensive operations are underway to cleanse them," he said. At the same time, the minister noted that Baku and the Absheron Peninsula don't occupy a significant place on the landslide map.

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