Map / Azerbaijan

Welcome! Here you will find information regarding:

  • Protected areas in Azerbaijan
  • The Training and capacity Needs Assessment reports for Azerbaijan
  • Capacity building initiatives/projects in Azerbaijan

Protected areas

There are 19 protected areas in Azerbadjian managed by the Ministry of Ecology and National Resources, and the “Department for biodiversity and development of specially protected areas”.

The Training and capacity Needs Assessment

The Training and capacity needs assessment report (2014) The ”Assessment of capacity development needs of protected area staff in Eastern Europe. Azerbaijan” is based on a survey that has been filled in by the staff employed in the national protected area management system of Azerbaijan in 2013.

The results of the surveys provide detailed information on staffing profiles, training provided in the past three years and structured assessments of competence, based on which recommendations have been developed.

The preparation and publication of this report was supported by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz: BfN) as a component of the project ‘Capacity Building Plans for Efficient Protected Area Management in Eastern Europe’ (Number: Z1.3-544 11-63/12 (FKZ: 3512 82 1800)).

The report is available for download at the end of the article.

Capacity building initiatives/projects

International bodies (GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, AEWA – Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds), national NGOs (Azerbadjian Ornithological Society ) and scientific Institutions have implemented projects that aimed to increase capacity and skills of protected areas workers in Azerbaijan. Trainings were moslty conducted for birds identification, management of summer pastures and guides.

For other initiatives in the field of capacity building for protected areas that should be included here, please write to us at (state within the subject of the message: Capacity Building Section – Azerbaijan)