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    Wild bear cub rescue operation in Goghtanik village

    Recently, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) carried out another rescue operation for a bear cub in the wild. On December 1, 2020, the FPWC Wildlife Rescue Center (WRC) received an alarm։ In Goghtanik village of Vayots Dzor region, a wild bear cub was entangled in the nets of the […]

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    Unknown to science new species of moth discovered in Armenia, CWR

    During spring months of 2020, FPWC has hosted a group of biologists from  Deutschland, Institute for Ecosystem Research, that have been conducting their research in CWR, Urtsadzor’s site, located in Ararat region. The main focus of interest for the scientists was the diverse fauna of invertebrates: moths and other insects, that are found in abundance […]

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    Ecocide Alert In The Southern Caucasus

    Video – https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1235422780163662 On Sept. 27th, a full-blown war erupted between Armenia & Azerbaijan over the region of Artsakh in the South Caucasus. This ongoing war is a major threat for the biodiversity of the region. Considered one of the world’s hotspot in terms of biodiversity, the region is home to more than 6000 plant species, […]

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    The CWR can be an example for other parts of the Caucasus (video)

    The friend and partner of the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets, also the Network Development Manager for Europe and Central Asia at BirdLife International Brecht Verhelst congrats the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge’s 10th Anniversary. Brecht Verhelst said. “I first visited the place in winter Y2017, when it was covered with snow and […]

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    The library after the great armenian scientist in “Gnishik” visitors center

    The territories of Gnishik village of Vayots Dzor region are rich in rare, endangered and endemic plant species. The president of the Armenian Botanical Society, author and scientific advisor of the last publication of “The Red Book of Armenia” (2010), Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor Eleonora (Nora) Tsolakovna Gabrielyan has made a great contribution in […]

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    The Persian leopard – under protection of FPWC (video)

      Trap-cameras in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR) areas continue to fix the movement of the Persian leopard /Panthera pardus ciscaucasica/, indicating that the CWR has become a safe habitat for animals. The Persian leopard is a rare species animal registered in the Red Data Book of RA. The protection of this animal is extremely […]

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    CWR international partners are impressed with the nature of Armenia (video)

    The partners of the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) continue to congratulate the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR) on its 10th anniversary. Vivek Menon, the founder of the Wildlife Trust of India, is very impressed with his visit to Armenia, he definitely wants to return and continue exploring the nature of […]

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    Community meeting held in Vayots Dzor against poaching

    On August 5th , by the initiative of the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets, Important meeting was held in Vayots Dzor administration with the participation of all stakeholders aimed at discussing poaching issues & unsustainable hunting practices in the region In particular, the residents and the head of Vayots Dzor forestry […]

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    In the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge the new experiments continues

    This year we managed a whole field of extremely useful edible seeds – Quinoa /Chenopodium quinoa/. Quinoa is not a grass, but rather a pseudo cereal botanically related to spinach and amaranth, and originated in the Andean region of northwestern South America. It was first used to feed livestock 5.2-7.0 thousand years ago, and for […]

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    FPWC produces native plant seedlings innovative method for Armenia

    FPWC produces native plant seedlings using the Target Plant Concept (TPC) method. The TPC provides a framework for defining, producing, and handling native plant seedlings based on morphological and physiological characteristics suited to particular planting environments.  By selecting seed from local plant populations and carefully culturing seedlings in the nursery, seedlings are adapted to where […]

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