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    Where you find a healthy predator population, chances are you’ll also find a healthy ecosystem. By keeping prey animals in check, predators play an important role in maintaining nature’s balance, allowing species throughout the food chain to survive and thrive in their respective ecological niches. One such ecosystem is Armenia’s Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR), managed […]

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    The unique nature of Armenia: Brown Bears

    The rangers of CWR continue to shot on camera interesting wildlife of Armenia. This time the brown bears appeared in front of the ranger’s camera. The freedom of wild brown bears is highly valued by the FPWC. The Syrian Brown Bear (Ursus arctos syriacus) is listed in the Red Register of Armenia, and now is […]

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    Every year on the 22nd of April the whole world is celebrating Earth Day, which marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. On this day all the people around the world are united to remind us once more that we need a shift to a more sustainable lifestyle that […]

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    Before & After: Rescued bears from Armavir

    The three brown bears in the video are Gate, Six Apples & Ivy, rescued from one of the private premises in Armenia’s Armavir region. They are happily living in the Wildlife Rescue Center for the last 2 years. Here they are provided with large outdoor area, pools, dens and receive nutritious food, as part of […]

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    “Environment and Conservation Award 2020” – for Great bear rescue program

    The International Animal Rescue awarded FPWC with “Environment and Conservation Award 2020” for its united efforts in rescuing brown bears and for achieving effective rehabilitation results. The award was handed to Ruben Khachatryan in 2021 due to the situation concerning Covid 19. The entire team of FPWC expresses its deep gratitude to the IAR for […]

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    Most of the rescued bears have hibernated this year

    This year in our Wildlife Rescue Center (WRC) we have achieved an unprecedented result․ In our Center there are 19 rescued Brown bears and 16 of them fell asleep with the first snow. The other three bears, although not permanently asleep during the winter months, slept for several hours at night. We rescued this 3 […]

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    Nova appeared and gave hope for new expectations

    Nova is probably a female Caucasian leopard, which was caught by trap-cameras in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR) last year. In the video, Nova found the exact same trap-camera and wanted to find out “what it was”. Until the autumn of last year, we all knew that there was one permanent resident of the CWR; […]

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    Unique design “tote-bags” by FPWC

    March 21 is International Day of Forests. Today each of us must realize the importance of forests for humanity. When we drink a glass of water, write in a notebook, take medicine for a fever or build a house, we do not always make the connection with forests. And yet, these and many other aspects […]

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    Neo leopard in CWR area

      Neo is still being caught by the trap cameras of the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge. The leopard in the video is Neo, who has been in a privately protected CWR area for a long time, meanwhile the other leopard Nova, was filmed during fall of 2020. The long presence of these two leopards in the […]

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    “The Burning Tree”: film about burning forests of Armenia

    “The Burning Tree”: film about burning forests of Armenia “The Burning Tree” short film’s concept addresses the devastating wildfires of the world. Forest fires often derive from human negligent actions, which have gone from partially damaged areas into the cycles of landscapes to catastrophes that carry havoc on the lives of people, ecosystems, and economies. […]

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