Lake Sevan Day in Armenia Date in the current year: August 28, 2016

Lake Sevan Day in Armenia Lake Sevan Day is an important ecological observance in Armenia. It has been held on the last Sunday in August since 1999. The observance was established by the Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia.

Lake Sevan is the largest lake in the Caucasus region and one of the world's largest freshwater high-altitude lakes. It is situated in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. Lake Sevan is one of the three great lakes in the Armenian history, the other two being Lake Van and Lake Urmia.

Lake Sevan and the surrounding territory is the habitat for many endemic species, including the Sevan trout, the Armenian gull, and the Persian leopard. Sadly, the anthropogenic impact led to the deterioration of the ecological condition of the lake and its biological diversity.

The main problems Lake Sevan has to face are water level reduction and increased eutrophication. In order to protect the lake, the Ministry of Nature Protection created the Sevan National Park in 1978 and established Lake Sevan Day in 1978.

Lake Sevan Day is marked with shoreline clean ups and other activities aimed at improving the ecological conditions of the lake and the surrounding areas. They are organized and coordinated by the employees of the Sevan National Park.

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