Ecology, sports, art and gastronomy: how was the Week of tourism in the Aral Sea
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The Week of Aral Tourism was held in Karakalpakstan from April 16 to 19.

As part of the three-day events, the International Conference "Goodwill Ambassadors of the Aral Sea Region", the Aral Sea Eco Race, the gastronomic festival "99 dishes of the Aral Sea", the creative plein air "Aral through the eyes of artists", a tree planting campaign in the Khojeli district, as well as a press tour of the sights of Karakalpakstan were held in Nukus and Muynak district.

On the first day of the Week, during the conference, the participants got acquainted (https://eco.gov.uz/ru/site/news?id=4072) with reports on the ongoing work in the Aral Sea region, the role and importance of afforestation of the drained bottom of the Aral Sea, water problems of the lower reaches of the Amu Darya River and ways to solve them, prospects for the development of sustainable tourism in the protected areas of the Aral Sea region, and other reports. Also at the event, the head of the laboratory of the Forestry Research Institute, Doctor of Agricultural Sciences Zinovy Novitsky spoke about the work done and planned to restore the ecology of the Aral Sea region.


In the second (https://eco.gov.uz/ru/site/news?id=4079) day of the event, 200 people from several regions of the country took part in the eco-run, planting tree seedlings during the run. Also on April 18, the Muynak district hosted the gastronomic festival "99 dishes of the Aral Sea", during which the best chefs of the region were determined.

On the third day of the event, on the territory of the state forestry "Tajriba uchastkasi" in the Khojeli district of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, the alley and eco-garden "Goodwill Ambassadors of the Aral Sea region" were opened, where more than 100 tree seedlings were planted.

For information: the territory of this forestry is 33 hectares of land. Since 2018, more than 1.9 million trees and plants have been planted here, including ash, Japanese sophora, plum, maple, several types of poplars, goji, etc. In total, 21 species of plants have been planted at the forestry enterprise.

Also, from April 16 to 23, the Ministry of Ecology, Environmental Protection and Climate Change organized a creative plein air "Aral through the eyes of artists", where a trip to Karakalpakstan was organized for young artists to create paintings about the Aral Sea and exchange experiences with honored masters. Following the results of the open-air exhibition, an exhibition of works by young artists will be organized.

In addition, as part of the events, a press tour was organized for media representatives to the Nizhny Amudarya Biosphere Reserve, the ancient fortress of Janpyk-kala, the archaeological complex of Mizdakhan and the state museums of Karakalpakstan.

The event was organized by the Ministry of Ecology, Environmental Protection and Climate Change of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Ecology, Environmental Protection and Climate Change of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan together with the Department of Tourism of the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

 

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