The Caucasus is one of the most diverse places on earth, with more species per acre than any other temperate zone. Leopards still roam here, only a few hours from central Europe, and conservation strategy is one of the few examples of inter-country collaboration in this region. A fascinating blend of culture, society and traditional life set in a history of fragmentation and conflict.
The zone of Amoulsar project on opencast gold mining is the habitat of red-listed animal and plant species and a migration corridor for such species as Armenian moufflon, bezoar goat and Caucasian leopard, assert experts working at WWF...
In order to improve nature conservation in Armenia, FPWC has taken over, since October 2010, the responsibility for more than 1000 hectares of pristine land in the vicinity of Khosrov Reserve. FPWC aims to maintain the area as a protected Buffer Zone for the reserve. Moreover a part of the territory forms a corridor for the critically endangered Armenian Mufflon reaching from the Urts Mountain Range to the Khosrov Reserve.
In the green, mountainous land of western Armenia, far from any major city, you might think the forest could take care of itself. But this once wooded land is now largely stripped bare, the result of centuries of logging. Today it is a landscape of grassy hillsides, with the remaining trees scarce and lonely on the hilltops.
It is a scene that has become common in many countries where people regard forests mostly as sources of timber to sell. But now things are changing, thanks to the efforts of environmental activists ......
Yesterday, CARE International in the Caucasus hosted a conference titled “Joining Regional Actors for Local Economic Development”, organized within the framework of the project “Local Actors Join for Inclusive Economic Development and Governance in the South Caucasus (JOIN)”.
Green activists of Los Angeles, who support Save Teghout movement, have addressed an open letter to Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II.
In particular, the letter says that the deposits and natural resources are mercilessly used in Armenia today, and serious damage is being inflicted to the nature and environment. This is the result of unfair social policy, which directly affects the health of the future generations.
The Executive Committee of the Armenia Tree Project (ATP) recently announced the addition of Julia Mirak Kew to its advisory board and the hiring of Tom Garabedian as managing director.
Mirak Kew explained "We especially liked the fact that ATP’s programs have a direct impact on the neediest people in Armenia, especially children who are the beneficiaries of their tree planting and environmental education programs.”
The representatives of Armenian Diaspora in Norway have sent an open letter which supports activists protecting Mashtots Park and Teghut forest. The letter says: With this letter we, Armenians of Norway, convey our fullest support to your green activism....
The Armenia Tree Project's 18-year-long effort to reforest the Caucasus country with tree planting, environmental education, and sustainable development was rewarded this week with a $1.2 million grant from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The “Parsons” center was filled with environmentalists and concerned citizens as Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America (AESA), AGBU-YP, and Armenia Tree Project (ATP) hosted a panel lecture entitled “Armenia’s Environmental Challenges in the 21st Century” event on February 8.
Vice-Chairman of Vallex Group Gagik Arzumanyan said today that the program on the exploitation of Teghut mine is the first ecological one in the history of independent Armenia which is treated with greatest responsibility.d.
At the regular meeting of the Armenian Government on 24 May the government changed the category forest and agricultural land areas for the construction of two small HPPs on the Vorotan River. For this very purpose 0.0516 ha of forest areas in Spandaryan Community and 0.1 ha in Angeghakut were changed into the category of energy, communal etc.
The celebration of Earth Day is gaining in popularity at a rapid pace in Armenia. This year, Armenia Tree Project (ATP) celebrated by planting trees in the community of Teghenik in the Kotayk region. On Fri., April 20, the U.S. Embassy in Armenia and the United Nations joined ATP to plant a cluster of decorative and fruit trees in Teghenik.
The “Armenian National Congress” recognizes the priorities of health and right to good environment over public relations of short-term economic nature,” says the ANC environmental program for the 2012 elections.
Yasemin Pamuk, Director of the South Caucasus Project of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, speaks about the environmental problems in Armenia and influence of market economy on environmental issues in his interview with EcoLur.
With a GDP per capita estimated at just $5,400 in 2011, Armenia is one of the poorest countries in the former Soviet Union. But although development in the center of the country's capital, Yerevan, might paint a different picture for some tourists, especially from its large Diaspora, the economic situation is most evident in the regions of the landlocked South Caucasus country.
The Armenian government adopted a decision that the category of two land areas in Ijevan Community will be changed. These land areas with a total of 1.3664 ha should be used for the construction of an entertainment center whilst previously protected as forest land..
It’s a wolf-eat-dog situation in the southern Armenian mountain town of Sisian, which has become the epicenter of a gray invasion. Residents now avoid nighttime strolls to avoid encounters with hungry wolves roaming the streets.