Department of Environment (DOE) Gilan with cooperation of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is going to hold Environmental Education (EE) training course at the Anzali Wetland EE Center. The course consists of five programs until November.

The EE Center with facilities such as the watching tower, bird hide is very useful and attractive not only for program participants but also for the public. However, the EE center is always closed for the public because there is not DOE manager due to lack of human resource. The purpose of this course is to train up managers and guides in order to open the EE center for public on the weekend.

The 2nd training program was held on Thursday 24th August, 2017.

About 35 experts and instructors from Kanoon and NGOs (Sarzamin-e -ideal ma Environmental Institute (SEI), Gilan Women and Youths Environmentalist Society (GWYES), Gilan Women against Environmental Pollution Society (GWEPS)), member of EE Sub-committee participated in it. The aim of the second program was to understand the ecosystem in the Anzali Wetland.

Mr. Ghazelhoseini (Head of EE Section in DOE) explained the aim of this training course and the second program of it).

Mr. Watanabe (JICA Expert) explained the result of the comprehensive ecosystem survey under the project.

Mr. Abbas Alinezhad (DOE Expert) lectured about the mammals in Iran and the Anzali Wetland.

Mr. Ashoori (DOE Expert) lectured how to enjoy bird watching. After lectures trainee went out to see bird in Selkeh Wildlife Refuge. It was very hot day, however the ttrainees found some kind of Egrets and Cormorants by using binocular and telescope by themselves. JET hopes they would be good bird watching guides for students and visitors.