• 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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  • Urtsadzor Community Chooses Alternative Energy

    For many years, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) has actively supported conservation projects in Urtsadzor community. On December 4, a series of community development projects were concluded in Urtsadzor within the frames of the Joint Alternative Energy Project between FPWC and VivaCell-MTS. The recent project included the installation of […]

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    Bringing Water to Lukashin Community

    For many decades, the lack of drinking water has been one of the central problems for the inhabitants Lukashin village in Armavir region. Some parts of the village had no drinking water at all, and most parts had a 2-hour water supply schedule. This past spring, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural […]

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  • Armenia’s 1st Inclusive Playground to be Built by FPWC

    On December 3, British Ambassador to Armenia Katherine Leach, Deputy Mayor of Yerevan Aram Sukiasyan, and Yerevan Zoo Director Ruben Khachatryan came together to mark the opening of an inclusive swing for disabled children, on the International Day of People with Disability. The swing was donated to the Yerevan Zoo by the Armenian British Business […]

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  • Bring the Forest Home with You with the Living Christmas Tree

    A real Christmas tree from the forest makes everyone’s New Year extra special.  But how much life does a tree that has been cut off from its core has left, when in a few weeks’ time it will turn brown and join the others who have been thrown outside. What if you could have a […]

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  • 7th Pan-Armenian Painting Contest Deadline Extended for Diaspora

    The deadline for the7th Pan-Armenian Painting Contest has been extended to December 15 for children and youth living outside of Armenia. The aim of the initiative is to encourage children to understand Armenia’s environmental issues and to engage them in the preservation of the country’s unique nature and wildlife. Organized by the Foundation for the […]

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    European Association of Zoos and Aquaria to Hold Trainings in Yerevan Zoo

    As a candidacy member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), the Yerevan Zoo will host EAZA Academy training officers Sally Binding and Mark Kingston Jones for 4 day trainings. The workshops will take place from Dec. 1 to 4, and will focus on animal welfare management and animal enrichment activities. The guests […]

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  • Records and Data Are of Vital Importance for Zoos Worldwide

    From November 20th to 22nd, Alex Kantorovich from the International Species Information System (ISIS) conducted trainings on the most modern zoological database system used in all European zoos and zoological associations. The training was organized by the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC), and was attended by Yerevan Zoo staff and […]

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  • European Zoo Experts Meet with Deputy Mayor of Yerevan

    On November 21, European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) representative and Yerevan Zoo mentor János Szánthó, Amsterdam’s Artis Royal Zoo representative Warren Spencer, and Director of Yerevan Zoo Ruben Khachatryan attended a meeting with the Deputy Mayor of Yerevan, Aram Sukiasyan. The importance of the main layout of the zoo, the planning of the […]

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