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AUA ACE Public Lecture: Forest Management and Resource Stewardship

March 27, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The AUA Acopian Center for the Environment is hosting a public lecture on Wednesday, March 27 at 6:00 pm on the topic of forest management. The presentation will be delivered by Ani Haykuni, the manager of Forestry Services at the Armenian Tree Project (ATP) Charitable Foundation.

Haykuni’s lecture, titled “Managing and Certifying Forests: New Directions in Resource Stewardship,” will be held in room 208E of AUA’s Paramaz Avedisian Building.

Forests are among the most important parts of earth’s ecosystem. They affect the planet’s carbon and hydrological cycles, house a vast concentration of its species biodiversity, and more than 14 million people are directly employed in forest-related industries.

As a resource, forests need to be managed both for long-term human security as well as the sustainability of the planet. Haykuni will outline the role of public policy as well as highlight relatively new mechanisms, such as forest certification, for their sound management. She will conclude by discussing the close nexus between forests, people, and community development.

About the Speaker: 

Ani Haykuni works as a Manager of Forestry Services for ATP Charitable Foundation (Armenia Tree Project). She is a Muskie 2009 alumnus, and holds an MPS degree in Forest and Natural Resources Management and Policy from State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She also holds an MA in Forestry Engineering from Armenian State Agrarian University. She is recipient of several awards including the Careers for Alumni in Public Service (CAPS) Award, Elena Gastaldo Fellowship, Jay and Olive Bentley Award, Carl M. Rise Fellowship, among others. Her current areas of interest are forest and natural resources management, policy and law, community forestry/community development, forest certification, gender equality and women’s empowerment.


March 27, 2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Room 208E, PAB
American University of Armenia, 40 Marshal Baghramyan Ave
Yerevan, Armenia