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Tel: 35-35-16, 35-15-31, 44-10-16 (home)
Fax: 35-02-57, 44-1381
E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Contact: Andrei Aranbaev, Vagif Zeynalov
Catena was founded in February 1994 by eight local environmental activists. While its primary focus is "to find solutions to Turkmenistan's pressing environmental problems, the members appreciate that such solutions will only become realizable in a more democratic society." Catena's projects include:
- ecological and geochemical monitoring, in cooperation with several state and academic institutions;
- developing and promoting recycling technologies;
- campaigns to halt the hunting of endangered species
- environmental education in local schools. Catena is working with the International Economics School to develop an environmental education curriculum.
The organization focuses on issues of water pollution, chemistry, air, soil, environmental education, sustainable agriculture and environmental impact assessment. With support from ISAR and Sacred Earth Network, Catena is establishing an e-mail server which will provide free e-mail for environmental organizations located outside of Ashgabat.
Last updated: November 1998
A print version of much of the information contained in this Central Asian Third Sector Organizations section can be found in Civil Society in Central Asia (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999).