• Tractor

    Restoration of deforested, degraded areas through tree plantings supported by hydrogel

    Towards protecting biodiversity and to develop rural communities FPWC initiated a pilot project to restore several plots of highly degraded woodlands in the territory of the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge. Reforestation activities in most of the affected areas have are essential in terms of ecosystem services provided by forest. Besides creating favorable conditions for local plant species […]

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  • rangers with new hi tech equipment

    New Generation Hi-Tech Equipment Introduced in CWR

    FPWC and VivaCell-MTS took part in the testing-presentation of the remote monitoring modern equipment for biodiversity survey in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge in Urtsadzor community, Ararat marz. Тhe protected area in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge has expanded from 2000 hectares to 4000 hectares in 2015. New generation facilities have been acquired for the rangers’ technical […]

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  • Chkalov village

    22 km-long pipelines constructed in Chkalov

    VivaCell-MTS together with the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) marked the completion of just another project of the water supply improvement initiative, jointly implemented in rural communities of Armenia. ՙՙՙՙՙ The water supply network project in Chkalov village included the construction of 22 km-long pipeline. The absence of potable water […]

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  • Ralph Yirikian

    USAID, VIVACELL-MTS and FPWC Team up to improve water availability within Lukashin Village

      LUKASHIN, ARMAVIR – On July 24th, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), VivaCell-MTS, and the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) joined the residents of Lukashin village at a community event dedicated to the water supply improvement project which was recently completed in the village. Before the project was completed, […]

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  • Arazap pump station

    Partnership Project Improves Water Supply in Arazap Village

    On April 14, 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), VivaCell-MTS, and the Foundation for the Preservation of the Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) marked the completion of the water supply improvement project in Arazap village, Armavir. Rehabilitation of the water supply network in Arazap included the installation of 18.2 km of leak-free […]

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  • Playground-Fundraising

    April 17 – Evening Dedicated to Armenia’s 1st Inclusive Playground

    On April 17, FPWC will be hosting a Fundraising Soiree to raise funds to build Armenia’s 1st inclusive playground at the Yerevan Zoo. The ambitious initiative aims to provide a unique inclusive space for thousands of disabled children in the country who face public segregation. The event will be comprised of dinner, live music and […]

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  • CITES

    Preventing Wildlife Crime in Armenia

    Armenia’s geographical location has made the country a transit nation for global wildlife crime as animals from Asia and Africa enter Europe through former Soviet countries. On February 27, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC), Armenia’s Ministry of Nature Protection (MNP), and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) concluded […]

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  • CITES

    FPWC Launches Workshop on Wildlife Trafficking in Armenia

    As a transit country, Armenia’s international image has suffered due to increased levels of wildlife trafficking – fourth largest illegal business type in the world and a major threat to the extinction of species worldwide. On February 23, the opening of the “Prevention of Wildlife Trafficking Training Workshop” took place in Yerevan, organized by the […]

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  • Syrian Brown Bear

    4 Endangered Animal Species in Armenia

    All of these endangered animals have been spotted in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR) – FPWC’s privately protected area. Trap cameras in the refuge are used to assess population numbers in wildlife. Images of injured animals can also indicate poaching, in which case security can be increased in the specific area. Syrian Brown Bear The […]

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  • Paruyr Sevak Villagers Will Use Solar Energy

    On December 23, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) successfully completed a solar thermal system and electric heating project in a pre-school in Paruyr Sevak village, Ararat Region. The project was implemented together with its General Partner VivaCell-MTS within the framework of the joint Alternative Energy Project. Paruyr Sevak village, […]

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