The environment and abundant natural resources of the Armenian-occupied Azerbaijani territory have been damaged, environmentalists warn. The rivers and lakes there are polluted, trees have been felled and forests burnt down, and cultivable lands are damaged -- all this can be labeled as "green genocide" against Azerbaijan and its nature.
Almost 1.7 million hectares of the Azerbaijani territory was occupied as a result of the Armenian invasion in 1988-1993.
The lands occupied by Armenia include the mountainous zone of the Lesser Caucasus and Azerbaijan's largest forest regions. Twenty-five percent of the overall forestry cover of Azerbaijan ended up being under occupation.
Read more about it in AZERNEWS online newspaper's print edition published on May 3.
Also, in the new edition you can read articles about Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev`s visit to Gobustan region, launch of the transition from the electronic to a mobile government in Azerbaijan, a young Azerbaijani vocalist's victory at the international San Remo Junior festival, etc.
The readers will also be familiarized with the benefits of fasting in the article of AZERNEWS weekly columnist Scott Fenwick.
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