Five KAMAZ trucks of garbage were collected by eco volunteers of the Clean Mountains campaign in Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

Five KAMAZ trucks of garbage were collected by eco volunteers of the Clean Mountains campaign in Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

The results of the annual international environmental campaign "Clean Mountains", which takes place in the Altai Republic, East Kazakhstan region and Naryn region of Kyrgyzstan, have been summed up. This was announced on its website by the Katunsky Nature Reserve.

"A record number of people took part in this year's Clean Mountains - more than 3,000. In total, activists organized 43 eco-camps, collected and transported 109 cubic meters of garbage to landfills (this is about 5 KAMAZ trucks). The most active participants were employees of specially protected natural areas, members of children's and youth eco-clubs, schoolchildren, students, representatives of various organizations and local residents," the reserve said.

The organizers of the action and volunteers cleaned up garbage in mountainous natural areas. In Altai, on the initiative of the Katunsky Reserve, the banks of rivers and mountains near the villages of Ust-Koksinsky district have been cleared of household garbage. Large-scale eco-trainings were held throughout the territory of the Katon-Karagai National Park. Activists of the West Altai Nature Reserve have removed and lowered garbage from the Linear snowfield of the Ivanovo ridge. Kyrgyz ecologists have carried out actions to clean up natural sites, routes, trails and recreation areas of the Karatal-Zhapyryk Nature Reserve and the Khan Teniri Nature Park.

In addition, throughout the year, employees of the protected areas conducted talks and master classes for the population on responsible attitude to nature, the message says.

The Clean Mountains campaign is aimed at drawing attention to the problem of littering of mountainous territories, the formation of environmental awareness and respect for nature among the population.

Its organizers are the Katun Biosphere Reserve and the Altai Mining Partnership (Russia), the Katon-Karagai National Park (Kazakhstan), the Karatal-Zhapyryk Nature Reserve and the Khan Teniri Nature Park (Kyrgyzstan). This year, two more specially protected natural territories of the East Kazakhstan region joined the campaign: the West Altai and Markakol reserves.
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