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15.03.2017

It is our great pleasure in presenting to you the "Avalon" Historico-geographical Society & "Avalon" Public Foundation annual Members Bulletin for the year 2016. More information is available here.

21.12.2016

Ulytau Travel Guide by Avalon Travel Guides, the practical guidebook on the Ulytau region, was published in mid-December 2016. The book was presented in Karaganda on December 21. You can find more information about the Guidebook here.

02.06.2016

The beginners course in “English for tourism and hospitality” was held in Kurmety village in the period between May 10 and 30. The course was organized in the framework of the project “Biodiversity protection in the transboundary region “Northern Tien Shan Mountains” with the aim of developing guest houses network and educating local travel services providers.

22.05.2016

In mid-May 2016, in the framework of the project “Biodiversity protection in the transboundary region “Northern Tien Shan Mountains”, Kurmety village received furnishings and equipment which are now used for equipping seven guest houses, whose owners expressed a wish to work in the hospitality industry from this season onwards.

21.02.2016

It is our great pleasure in presenting to you the "Avalon" Historico-geographical Society & "Avalon" Public Foundation annual Members Bulletin for the year 2015. More information is available here.

27.01.2016

From now on all the full and associate members of the Society are entitled to receive a 5% discount upon purchasing products in "Healthy food" company in Karaganda, which is specialized at selling instant food-stuff, manufactured from natural and ecologically clean materials.

13.10.2015

Last week the Board of "Avalon" HGS has approved the Provision about the membership in the Society. Dear members of "Avalon" HGS (and those wishing to join), please have a look at it.

10.03.2015

The results of ecotourism development activities of "Avalon" and NABU in Northern Tien Shan have been presented last week at ITB Berlin travel trade show in the framework of some events.

26.02.2015

It is our great pleasure in presenting to you the "Avalon" Historico-geographical Society & "Avalon" Public Foundation annual Members Bulletin for the year 2014. More information is available here.

26.01.2015

On January  22-23, 2015 workshop on “Establishment of a guest house” was held in  Kurmety village (Raimbek district of Almaty region, buffer zone of “Kolsay Kolderi” National Park). It was organized in the framework of the project “Biodiversity protection in the transboundary region “Northern Tien Shan mountains”.

24.01.2015

Avalon Historico-Geographical Society is now a member of the Mountain Partnership, a United Nations voluntary alliance of governmental and non-governmental organizations dedicated to improving the lives of mountain peoples and protecting mountain environments around the world. The letter confirming this fact, was received last Friday. Read more.

29.12.2014

Bicycle map-scheme of Karaganda has come off the press. It had been elaborated by "Avalon" HGS in the framework of the project on bicycle Karaganda development, funded by the US Department of State.

26.12.2014

Dear friends, colleagues, partners and soul mates! Happy forthcoming New Year 2015!

25.10.2014

Last week the team of the project “Biodiversity protection in the transboundary region “Northern Tien Shan mountains” delivered equipment to Ile-Alatau State National Nature Park.

10.10.2014

After all the necessary paper work has been done and (almost all) permissions have been obtained, “Avalon” HGS may finally provide some of the Karaganda city sights with the sign plates, each of them having a QR code and a trilingual caption "Tourist information" on it. Read more about this project here.

29.09.2014

In the fall of 2014 “Avalon” PF with assistance of the Kazakhstani and German volunteers started to evaluate recreational load on two nature trails in the Ile-Alatau and “Kolsai kolderi” National Parks in the framework of the project “Biodiversity protection in the transboundary region “Northern Tien Shan mountains”. 

28.09.2014

On 17-20 September 2014 CAMP Forum 2014 on “Community-based Ecotourism as Driving Force of the Mountain Communities Development in Central Asia” was held in the Zailiskiy Alatau mountains, about 100 km far from Almaty city. Read more ...>

11.08.2014

On August 7, 2014 kick-off meetings with local population and workshop on ecotourism development were held in Kurmety village (Saty rural district of Raimbek region), situated in the buffer zone of “Kolsay Kolderi” national park. Read more ...>

01.08.2014

Tourist hotline in Central Kazakhstan is now in operation. Read more ...>

22.07.2014

It's been exactly ten years since  “Avalon” Historico-Geographical Society was registered on July 22 in 2004. We are happy to congratulate our friends, colleagues, partners and associates on this memorable date! Read more ...>

14.05.2014

The Facebook page of Ile-Alatau national park was launched today. The page was opened in the framework of the project "Biodiversity protection in the transboundary region "Northern Tien Shan Mountains". The details are available here.

01.04.2014

The first of its kind tourist map-scheme of Kyzylarai has come off the press. It had been elaborated by "Avalon" PF in the framework of the second phase of the GEF/UNDP SGP project "Ecotourism in Central Kazakhstan: conservation of the protected areas natural resources and creation of economic opportunities in the rural areas". Details are available here.

11.02.2014

It is our great pleasure in presenting to you the "Avalon" Historico-geographical Society & "Avalon" Public Foundation annual Members Bulletin for the year 2013. More information is available here.

26.12.2013

Dear friends, colleagues, partners and soul mates! Happy forthcoming New Year 2014!

08.12.2013

In late November 2013 information stands at the entry points to Kyzylarai nature reserve, as well as by the camping pavilions, which had been built this summer in its territory, were installed by the team of “Avalon” PF.

02.12.2013

All necessary equipment for Tourist Information Centre (a display stand along with a computer), as well as printed materials and data in electronic form, were delivered to Shabanbai Bi the other day. Read about it here.

25.11.2013

Our beloved Kyzylarai and a hospitable village of Shabanbai Bi are becoming even nearer and easier to access. Details are available here.

24.11.2013

In the end of October 2013 joint team of “Avalon” PF and “Nomadic Travel Kazakhstan” company explored the mountain oasis of Ortau with respect to the possibility of ecological tourism development in its territory in the framework of the project by GEF/UNDP SGP.

04.11.2013

On October 21-22, 2013 Bishkek (Kyrgyz Republic) hosted regional conference in the framework of the project "Biodiversity protection in the transboundary region "Northern Tien Shan Mountains", which is aimed at elaboration of the general strategy of rational use and sustainable management of the specially protected natural areas (SPNA) in the region "Northern Tien Shan Mountains".

25.07.2013

Land improvement activities of "Avalon" at Kyzylarai nature reserve in the framework of GEF/UNDP SGP project on ecotourism development have come to an end. More information is available here.

23.07.2013

On 5 July, 2013 Shabanbai Bi villagers, including state enterprises employees, took part in the workshop on "Promotion of the ideas of energy saving and energy effectiveness in the Republic of Kazakhstan". The event has united two projects, namely SPARE-Kazakhstan and "Ecotourism in Central Kazakhstan: conservation of the protected areas natural resources and creation of economic opportunities in the rural areas".

01.07.2013

Dear friends! We'd like to inform you that we moved recently to another place. The new office of Avalon Historico-Geographical Society and Avalon Public Foundation is situated here: 49, Bukhar Zhyrau Ave. ("Kazakhstan" business centre), office 209, Karaganda. Our new phone number: +7 7212 996263. Welcome!

4.06.2013

On May 24-26, 2013 was held media trip to Kyzylarai mountain and forest oasis for representatives of the Kazakhstani mass media outlets, organized by "Avalon" PF.

11.05.2013

On May 2-3, 2013 Penjikent (Tajikistan) hosted a workshop on "Social networks and their role in tourism development", organized by "Avalon" HGS and Zerafshan Tourism Board (ZTB) in partnership with KIMEP University and the US Department of State. This workshop was seen as a logical continuation of Tech Forum Central Asia II, which took place in the end of 2012 in Almaty.

26.01.2013

It is our great pleasure in presenting to you the "Avalon" Historico-geographical Society annual Members Bulletin for the year 2012. More information is available here.

24.01.2013

A new edition of the map of Central Kazakhstan has come out, just like the previous one, it had been elaborated by "Avalon" HGS by order of Department of tourism and sport of Karaganda region. More information is available here.

29.12.2012

Dear friends, colleagues, partners! Happy New Year 2013! We wish you new travels, new discoveries and new adventures!

15.12.2012

Our activities aimed at ecotourism development in the territory of Kyzylarai ecosite are going on. On December 4-6, 2012 a number of meetings and a series of workshops, dedicated to the ecotourism development in the territory of Kyzylarai ecosite, were held by "Avalon" PF in Aktogai district of Karaganda region in the framework of the project, funded by GEF/UNDP SGP. Details are available here.

27.09.2012

On 22 September, 2012 at the ceremony of the World Tourism Day, “Nomadic travel Kazakhstan” company was awarded  the title of “Best eco tour operator”. Details are available here.

04.09.2012

On 1 September, 2012 "Avalon" Public Foundation in partnership with "Karaganda regional ecological museum" PA and "Nomadic Travel Kazakhstan" travel company will proceed to implementation of the second stage of the project, funded by  GEF/UNDP Small grants programme, "Ecotourism in Central Kazakhstan: conservation of the protected areas natural resources and creation of economic opportunities in the rural areas". Details are available here.

29.07.2012

Recently the membership of "Avalon" PF in "The Regional Initiative - TRI" was confirmed. TRI is the international community, uniting organizations of South asia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, and working in the field of sustainable tourism development on the regional level. Details are available here.

06.03.2012

For a couple of days already “Avalon” has its own gallery at Panoramio web-site. Pictures made by members of “Avalon” in different parts of the globe will be demostrated (with GPS-data!), in the gallery, which name is “Round the world”. The collection of photos will be enriched on a regular basis, making the gallery even more and more interesting and univeral. Pictures from the gallery will be also available on our page on Facebook. Look at the world through the eyes of “avalonians”!

07.02.2012

In the last issue of “Discovery Central Asia” magazine #34, devoted to the subject of Silk Road in Central Asia, was published the article, written by the two members of “Avalon” historico-geographical society. Read about it here.

05.01.2012

The first issue of the Avalon Historico-Geographical Society Members bulletin has been recently published and distributed among Society's full and associate members. Read about it here.

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