Measures on struggle with forest pests discussed in Baku
On Thursday the Azerbaijani Ecology and Natural Resources held a meeting dedicated on struggle with forest pests, Trend reports. Husseyn Baghirov, the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, said they revealed forest pests in the territory of the regions Agsu, Shamakhi, Ismayilly and Khizi in the winter of 2003-2004. Despite initial measures on struggle with the forest pests, it increased by 10 times. вЂњThe pests cause damage to forests, particularly and hinder development of plants,вЂќ he noted. Baghirov stressed that it was necessary to take appropriate measures. The government envisages allocating 5.2bn manats from the public budget in this regard.
The scientists, participated in the event, protested against use of chemicals. In their opinion, this method will also destroy forest, insects, birds and animal. They regard application of biologic measures as expedient.
The Minister gave instruction to the participants of the event to establish commission to monitor forests and take samples. The commission must develop proposals during a month.