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    “Goethe-Institut” annual camp in CWR

    Recently, at the Eco Lodge in Wildlife Refuge, located in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR), we hosted a group of young environmentalists, who spent their summer camp here in our wooden cottages. Our guests from different parts of Armenia returned home with new friends. The annual camp organized by the “Goethe-Institut” took place at CWR […]

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    Planted trees in Tigranashen and Gnishik communities

    The FPWC tree planting project since 2016 have already provided good results. In this photos are the wild seedlings planted in Ararat and Vayots Dzor regions. The trees have well adapted due to the high stickiness of the method we use. The FPWC team is hopeful that this trees will soon will become into edible […]

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    The FPWC team is preparing for the autumn tree planting

    The Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) is preparing for autumn tree planting. Nurseries in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR) grow wild seedlings with special care, which will soon be found in the wild, growing into edible forests. As part of our reforestation program, we grow 4 species of wild tree […]

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    CWR rangers helped to extinguish the fire in “Khosrov Forest” state reserve

    A few days ago a fire broke out in the territory of “Khosrov Forest” state reserve, next to which is the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR) teritory. The cause of the fire was probably lightning. Together with the ranger of “Khosrov Forest” state reserve, the CWR forester first came to extinguish the fire. As a result […]

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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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