• 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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  • Living Tree Contest: How to Be Eco-friendly During the Holidays

    On December 20, the Living Tree Environmental Contest took place at the Yerevan Zoo with the attendance of over 500 hundred participants. Hundreds of observers also came to the zoo free of charge to enjoy the day of decorations. The Living Tree Contest, which was organized by the Yerevan Zoo, the Foundation for the Preservation […]

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  • Securing Water for the Villagers of Arazap

    The water supply network of Arazap village was constructed in the 1960s. Over the years, the cast iron pipes have grown out of use, and the outdated infrastructures have been causing numerous problems. The low water pressure has limited the villagers’ access to drinking water. Partial renovation of water pipelines no longer gives results, and […]

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  • ArmSolar

    Green Heating Technology for the Border Village of Vahan

    Vahan village, Chambarak region, Gegharkunik province, runs 28 kilometers along the Armenian-Azeri border. The 6-months long winter in the village creates numerous challenges for the 1228 inhabitants who lack basic heating technologies. Its two-story kindergarten was built in the late 60s and currently houses 42 children and 11 employees. Until recently, the kindergarten was also […]

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  • FPWC and UNDP GEF SGP Successfully Complete Urtsadzor Eco-Training Center Construction Project

    In September 2012, FPWC began to construct the Urtsadzor Eco-Training Center in the privately protected Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR) located adjacent to the Urtsadzor community, in Ararat region. The intent of the project, which was supported by the UNDP  Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP), was to involve the entire community in the […]

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  • EAZA Trainings Help Expand Yerevan Zoo’s Animal Welfare and Enrichment Activities

    “The most important lesson is that animal welfare and enrichment activities don’t have to take too much time, have no boundaries, and leave much room for creativity.” This is what many animal keepers at the Yerevan Zoo concluded after four days of intensive trainings with specialists from the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). […]

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