İNSTİTUTE OF GEOGRAPHY

Azerbaijan National Academy of Science

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Samur-Divichi lowland
Gusar district, Laza village
Minor Caucasus, Murovdag mountain ridge
Major Caucasus, Afurja waterfall
Major Caucasus, Rustov depression
Coast of Caspian Sea
Beshbarmag
Canyon of Gudialchay river
Nakhchivan AR, Batabat lake
Nakhchivan AR
Shollar lowland, forest
Gudialchay river
Chukhuryurd depression
Gobustan
Nakhchivan AR, Duzdag cave
Mud volcano
Mud volcano’s field
Major Caucasus, Shakhdag-Gizilgaya massif
South-Eastern Shirvan
Kura river

The Director of the Institute of Geography, corr. member of ANAS, Ramiz Mammadov and the Deputy Director of the Institute,

Professor Elbrus Alizade took part at the International Conference “Sustainable development of the environment of the New Silk Road trade zone” which was held on June 15-16 in Chinese National Academy.

More than 60 representatives of the countries located in the zone of the Great Silk Road as Pakistan, India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Germany were present during this important Conference.

During the plenary session of the conference Ramiz Mammadov and Elbrus Alizade made reports respectively on the themes “The climate change in the Caspian Sea and the effects of anthropogenic factors on Caspian Sea ecosystems” and “Sustainable development of natural-economics Geosystems of mountains”.

In result of discussions it was decided to create the International Scientific Union-Alliance, consisting of countries, including Azerbaijan, located on the Great Silk Road, which would help to investigate all problems related to natural events and processes that can be expected, economic and geographic changes, the action mechanism of the road.

Were widely discussed many problems of the use of economic, environmental and natural resources of Silk Road’s economic area, whose projects have already been restored or are currently being carried out.

 About 100 reports have been heard. The southern, central, northern directions of the Great Silk road, human resources and infrastructure problems have been widely discussed.