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Environmental terrorism against Azerbaijan (2020) - [November free report]

by Intqam Huseynov | 18-11-2023 02:44 recommendations 1

**Environmental terrorism against Azerbaijan**

The 2nd Karabakh War between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which took place from September to November 2020, resulted in significant human casualties, displacement, and destruction of infrastructure. However, it is crucial to also address the environmental damage caused by the conflict, as it can have long-lasting ecological consequences for the affected region. In this article, we will explore the environmental impact of Armenia's actions during the 2nd Karabakh War on Azerbaijan.

 **Destruction of Forests and Wildlife**

One of the most immediate and visible environmental damages caused by the conflict was the destruction of forests and wildlife habitats. Armenia, during its occupation of Azerbaijani territories, engaged in deliberate acts of deforestation as a means to camouflage military positions and hinder Azerbaijani forces. Satellite imagery and on-the-ground reports indicate that valuable forests, including the strategically important Lachin Forest, were systematically destroyed. This not only resulted in the loss of thousands of trees but also disrupted wildlife populations, endangering various species and their ecosystems.

 **Contamination of Water Sources**

During the war, Armenia targeted critical infrastructure, including water supply systems, in Azerbaijani territories. This deliberate targeting led to the contamination and pollution of rivers, reservoirs, and water sources in the conflict-affected areas. The damage to water infrastructure disrupted the delivery of clean water to civilian populations, creating a humanitarian crisis and posing health risks due to waterborne diseases. Moreover, the spillage of hazardous substances, such as oil and chemicals, into the water bodies further exacerbated the ecological damage.

 **Damage to Agricultural Land and Livelihoods**

Agriculture is a crucial sector for Azerbaijan's economy, and significant damage was inflicted upon agricultural land during the conflict. Armenia targeted farmlands, irrigation systems, and livestock, directly impacting the livelihoods of Azerbaijani farmers. In addition to this intentional destruction, unexploded ordnance and landmines scattered across the conflict zones pose a significant threat to those who wish to return and resume their agricultural activities, making large areas temporarily unusable for farming.
**Destruction of Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites**

The conflict has also taken a toll on Azerbaijan's rich cultural and natural heritage sites. Historic monuments, archaeological sites, and cultural landmarks, including religious structures, were systematically vandalized, destroyed, or desecrated by Armenian forces during the occupation. This irreversible loss of cultural heritage not only affects Azerbaijan's cultural identity but also depletes the potential for tourism and economic development in the region.

 **Spillages and Fires from Military Activities**

The intense military activities during the 2nd Karabakh War resulted in fuel and oil spillages, fires, and explosions, which caused environmental contamination and habitat degradation. Military equipment, including tanks, vehicles, and ammunition, often leaked fuel or caught fire, releasing toxic pollutants into the soil, air, and water. These incidents further contributed to the deterioration of ecosystems, air quality, and overall environmental health in the conflict-stricken areas.
The 2nd Karabakh War caused significant environmental damage to Azerbaijan, with deliberate acts of deforestation, contamination of water sources, destruction of agricultural land, and cultural heritage sites, as well as oil spillages and fires from military activities. This environmental devastation will have long-term consequences for ecosystems, biodiversity, public health, and socio-economic development in the affected regions. It is crucial for the international community to address and assist in the rehabilitation and restoration efforts to mitigate the environmental impact of war and promote sustainable development in these areas.However, against the background of these proceedings, the "Human rights watch" organization constantly accuses Azerbaijan, and thus the objectivity of the "Human rights watch" organization is in doubt.This is my personal opinion.
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  • Azerbaijan Former E-gen Ambassador Intqam Huseynov
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Intqam Huseynov

  • Intqam Huseynov says :
    I am sure that if any person does a little research on the Internet, you will read information about the environmental terrorism of Azerbaijan on all the Internet pages. But this is wrong information.Azerbaijan did not commit environmental terrorism! Environmental terrorism was committed against Azerbaijan, on the territory of Azerbaijan. There are clear facts that Karabakh belongs to Azerbaijan, both yesterday and today.
    Posted 23-11-2023 08:37

SangHyeon Park

  • SangHyeon Park says :
    Hello, it's your mentor SH. Environmental devastation in Azerbaijan during the 2nd Karabakh War demands international attention for rehabilitation and sustainable development, despite controversial accusations. It was a great article.
    Posted 22-11-2023 22:32

Intqam Huseynov

Seeun Mentor

  • Seeun Mentor says :
    Hello, this is mentor Seeun.
    Thank you for the insightful report on environmental terrorism.
    It??s heartbreaking to know that all this damage to nature was done deliberately, and only because of human conflict. I also appreciate your opinion on the topic. You really thought a lot about this topic.
    Thank you again for the great report.
    Posted 20-11-2023 11:14

Intqam Huseynov

  • Intqam Huseynov says :
    Of course, I can make several project proposals related to this, but first the world media should know the truth and then they will invest in my projects. Let's face it, no one invests in a process they don't know about. I want to convey the family truths
    Posted 19-11-2023 07:20

Melissa Menlah Adu

  • Melissa Menlah Adu says :
    Yes I agree it's quite an insightful report on the environmental impact of the 2nd Karabakh War. But I think 🤔 to further address the aftermath, it will be interesting to consider proposing international collaborations for environmental restoration projects in affected regions, fostering cooperation beyond geopolitical boundaries. 🌍🤝"
    Posted 18-11-2023 20:59

Intqam Huseynov

  • Intqam Huseynov says :
    Thanks dear Bimochan Pathak
    Posted 18-11-2023 04:38

Bimochan Pathak

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