Azerbaijani first lady attends “Here Today” exhibition in London (PHOTO)

Azerbaijani first lady attends “Here Today” exhibition in London (PHOTO)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 25


Inauguration of the exhibition "Here Today" marking 50 years of IUCN Red List took place in London.

Azerbaijan's First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva, Foundation's Vice-president Leyla Aliyeva and Arzu Aliyeva attended the ceremony.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Leyla Aliyeva said this exhibition was a right method in terms of emphasizing the beauty of all threatened animal species, their significance and importance of their protection.

Mentioning her trip to Australia to participate in the assembly of the World Parks Congress, Leyla Aliyeva underscored the importance of future generation's protecting the nature, and talked about the works done in Azerbaijan to this end.

"In Azerbaijan, we enlighten the youth on protection of the environment," she said. "Azerbaijan is a country with old traditions and rich history. Located at the crossroads of the East and West, our country enjoys both Eastern wisdom and Western progress. Azerbaijan has become one of the major hubs on the historic Silk Way."

She said Azerbaijan's becoming a country of tolerance, dialogue and new ideas has greatly influenced the development of our culture.

"Rare geographical location between Europe, Asia and Middle East has influenced not only our culture, but also our nature, by creating beautiful landscapes," she said. "Azerbaijan is a country of snowy mountains, lakes, rivers, dense forests, lowlands and meadows. Azerbaijan enjoys nine out of the 11 climate zones existing in the world, which creates very rich biodiversity."

"Therefore, three years earlier, we established IDEA - the International Dialogue for Environmental Action Public Association," she said. "Although we are at the beginning of the way we have determined to go, we have already implemented a number of projects and reached positive outcomes."

"Our projects include planting 3 million trees to represent three million young people, reintroduction of gazelles into wildlife, and enlightening over 8 thousand children on the significance of protecting the environment. We have also identified our famous "Five", which includes a brown bear, a wolf, an eagle, a gazelle and a Caucasian leopard."

Leyla Aliyeva mentioned the Caucasian Biodiversity Summit held in Azerbaijan and Azerbaijan country's being a member to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

She informed that in order to rescue the Caucasian leopard from the peril of extinction and ensure its return to Europe, works are being carried out with the World Wildlife Protection Fund, the Panther Organization and other organizations working in this sphere.

Leyla Aliyeva thanked those contributing to organization of the exhibition, and once more underscored the significance of protecting the environment.

Emphasizing the high-level organization of the event devoted to the 50th anniversary of IUCN Red List, Chief Director of the organization Julian Marthon brought to attention that today's event was of significance for him.

Marthon said the participation of Azerbaijan's First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva and Leyla Aliyeva, head of IDEA Public Association, which is well-known for its interesting projects in the world, made the exhibition more interesting.

The chief director said he was informed of IDEA projects and these projects have made its contribution to the ecological enlightenment works in the world.

Art-lovers of London joining the exhibition, which took place with the organizational support of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and "Baku" Magazine, were presented works representing various directions of modern art.

Along with modern art representatives from different countries, Azerbaijani artists are also represented here. Leyla Aliyeva, Aida Mahmudova, Farid Rasulov, Rashad Alakbarov have joined the exhibition with interesting works.

Moreover, works reflecting threatened flora and fauna species by George Condo, Tracey Emin, Andy Warhol, Gavin Turk, Peter Blake, Douglas Gordon, Stephanie Weile and other well-known representatives of modern art are displayed at the exhibition.

The objective of holding such exhibitions is to enlighten people on the significance of the ecosystem and its protection and strengthen social responsibility in this direction.

Being the biggest and oldest organization dealing with protection of the environment, the International Union for Conservation of Nature includes 1200 government and non-government organizations from 160 countries.

The Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature is considered to be the most detailed collection of information on global protection of wildlife and threatened species.

The exhibition will continue until December 17.

Armenia doesn't comply with clause of Nov.10 statement on restoration of economic and transport ties – Azernews
Armenia doesn't comply with clause of Nov.10 statement on restoration of economic and transport ties – Azernews
Support to Eastern Partnership states - key pillar for European Council, Charles Michel says
Support to Eastern Partnership states - key pillar for European Council, Charles Michel says
PACE can offer support for establishment of lasting peace in South Caucasus - SecGen
PACE can offer support for establishment of lasting peace in South Caucasus - SecGen
Loading Bars
Prices for summer cottages, private houses increase in Baku
Number of client accounts in Azerbaijani banks increasing
Uzbekistan’s 1Q2021 export of fruit and vegetable products slightly down
Azerbaijan's National Depository Center talks another interest payment on SOCAR bonds
Karabakh suffered from Armenian occupation for nearly 3 decades - Turkish MP
Search for missing servicemen continues – Azerbaijani Military Prosecutor's Office
Armenia doesn't comply with clause of Nov.10 statement on restoration of economic and transport ties – Azernews
Support to Eastern Partnership states - key pillar for European Council, Charles Michel says
Azerbaijan joins initiative of single roaming space between Eastern Partnership countries
Turkish Airlines receives permission to operate flights to number of Uzbek cities
Kazakhstan’s KMK Munay decides against paying out dividends for 2020
Kazakhstan's revenues from maritime cargo transport surge
High freight rates significantly raise global prices of commercial ships
Central Bank of Iran allocates funds for import of vaccines
Iran's Energy Exchange announces products to be on sale on April 21
Geostat reveals Producer Price Indices for services in Georgia
Turkmenistan boosts imports of Turkish-made chemicals
Uzbekistan, France agree on deepening interaction in textile industry
Boeing CFO Smith to retire in July
Georgia increase tea import from Azerbaijan
Czech Development Agency talks projects in Georgia
Georgia sees increase in Export Price Index
Domestic Producer Price Index for Industrial Products up in Georgia
Number of oil, gas wells drilled in Iran revealed
Kazakhstan's exports to Bulgaria plummet
Iran's Esfarayen Industrial Complex to increase exports
Azerbaijani payment system to offer instant digital banking cards
Russian iron and steel works company reveals supplies of metal production to Uzbekistan
Baku Higher Oil School organized a webinar on the topic 'Higher Education and Research in the Post-COVID Period' (PHOTO)
PACE can offer support for establishment of lasting peace in South Caucasus - SecGen
Israel's government debt jumped to nearly NIS 1t in 2020
TAP’s gas deliveries for Q1 2021 disclosed
Swiss investments in Azerbaijan concentrated in non-oil sector – Swiss ministry
Azerbaijan names number of vaccinated citizens
Iran to receive vaccine through COVAX
Iran increases salaries for army personnel
Producer Price Index for Industrial Products up in Georgia
Iranian private sector to import 6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Iran to implement extensive and maximum vaccination plan - President Rouhani
Budget provides continued support to Georgian economy - IMF mission
Azerbaijan confirms 2,197 more COVID-19 cases, 1,946 recoveries
Georgia sees decrease in external debt
Pakistan always supports Azerbaijan's just position - Pakistani Admiral
Bahar Azadi gold coin price still falling in Iran
Chairman of Iran Tea Organization talks about tea growing
Russia ready to help Kazakhstan in construction of nuclear power plant
Israeli journalists visit roadside inn in Azerbaijan’s Fuzuli, turned into barn by Armenians during occupation (PHOTO)
Uzbekistan taking additional measures to develop karakul sheep breeding
US company to build cannabis farm in Uzbekistan
France’s Orano to develop new mining sector in Kazakhstan
National Bank of Georgia remains focused on achieving its inflation target
Azerbaijan's International Bank discloses 1Q2021 net profit
Turkmenistan joins WIPO Patent Law Treaty
Armenia outraged by Russian PACE delegates refusal to discuss so-called "issue of POWs”
Electricity generation of Iran's hydroelectric power plants to decline
Azerbaijan's 1Q2021 polyethylene production slightly down
Russian Railways to build high-speed railway entries to Moscow, St. Petersburg by 2024
UAE central bank extends some stimulus measures until mid-2022
President Aliyev interviewed by Azerbaijan Television (PHOTO)
Important to observe int’l law to avoid such conflicts as Karabakh one in future - Chancellor of Germany
UK eases post-Brexit controls on vehicles taking goods to the EU
PayPal's Venmo launches crypto buying and selling
Iran's shares data on sale of public assets
President Ilham Aliyev attends inauguration of Azersun Shamakhi Agropark in Hajigabul (PHOTO)
Iran expects revival of JCPOA in short term
Liabilities of International Bank of Azerbaijan increase
Sinovac supplied 260 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses globally
Azerbaijan names number of foreign visitors in 1Q2021
Elbit Systems awarded $41m US Marines night vision deal
Price of wheat purchased from farmers in Iran increases
President Ilham Aliyev launches 110/35/10 Kv “Garasu” substation in Hajiqabul (PHOTO)
Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan’s oil transportation to Turkey down y-o-y
Kazakh oilfield construction company opens tender to buy pipes
SOCAR sums up Kulevi oil terminal’s Q1 2020 performance
Total assets of International Bank of Azerbaijan increase
Iran declares value of exports from cooperative enterprises in Razavi Khorasan Province
Uzbekistan plans introducing charter flights to popular destinations
Companies from Russia’s Smolensk begin to export products to Azerbaijan
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for April 20
Amount of registered Iranian companies in Turkey down
Khazar Consortium in Turkmenistan opens tender for equipment purchase
Azerbaijani banks' foreign currency demand disclosed
Border checkpoint between Iran, Pakistan to be opened
SOCAR’s petrochemical complex to significantly increase sales – Yapi Kredi
French EDF eyes building pumped-storage power plant in Uzbekistan
Turkmenistan's Turkmenhimiya extends tender for turnkey plant construction
Major Iranian companies boost iron ore pellets production
India hopeful US will soon end curbs on Covid vaccine raw materials export
BRO upgrades crucial 110 feet long bridge on India's Leh-Sarchu Road in 8 days
73,600 Covid vaccination centres operational in India on Monday, highest till date
J&J Seeks India's Permission For Phase 3 Trial Of 1-Shot Vaccine: Report
IAF chief RKS Bhadauria visits France as Rafale deliveries gain pace
Covid-19 vaccines for all adults in India from May 1, says Centre
Solar panel stations launched in Iran
Azerbaijan sees surge in 1Q2021 manufacturing of tobacco products
Kazakhstan boosts trade turnover volume with Austria
Yapi Kredi reveals forecasts for SOCAR’s Petkim
EAM Jaishankar speaks to US Secretary of State, exchanges views on Covid, UNSC agenda
Iran sees increase in car manufacturing
Azerbaijan issues data on 1Q2021 oil exports to India
All news