FPWC Ecotourism Project Presented at “In Tour Expo -2015”

From April 10 to 12, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife & Cultural Assets participated at the In Tour Expo-2015 international tourism expo in Yerevan. More than 70 specialized enterprises and tourism agencies participated at the exhibition from Armenia and abroad.   FPWC pMORE


Pan-Armenian Painting Contest

FPWC, together with its General Partner VivaCell-MTS, is pleased to announce the 8th Pan-Armenian Painting Contest open to children and youth ages 5-16, living in Armenia or the Diaspora. Participants can enter the contest by sending their painting and submission for to MORE


Preventing Wildlife Crime in Armenia

Armenia’s geographical location has made the country a transit nation for global wildlife crime as animals from Asia and Africa enter Europe through former Soviet countries.  On February 27, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC), Armenia’s Ministry of NatuMORE


FPWC Launches Workshop on Illegal Wildlife Trafficking in Armenia

As a transit country, Armenia’s international image has suffered due to increased levels of wildlife trafficking - fourth largest illegal business type in the world and a major threat to the extinction of species worldwide.  On February 23, the opening of the MORE


4 Endangered Animal Species in Armenia

All of these endangered animals have been spotted in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR) – FPWC’s privately protected area. Trap cameras in the refuge are used to assess population numbers in wildlife. Images of injured animals can also indMORE


Paruyr Sevak Villagers Will Use Solar Energy

On December 23, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) successfully completed a solar thermal system and electric heating project in a pre-school in Paruyr Sevak village, Ararat Region. The project was implemented together with its General Partner VivaCell-MTS witMORE


Living Tree Contest: How to Be Eco-friendly During the Holidays

On December 20, the Living Tree Environmental Contest took place at the Yerevan Zoo with the attendance of over 500 hundred participants. Hundreds of observers also came to the zoo free of charge to enjoy the day of decorations. The Living Tree Contest, which was organized by the MORE

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Flower Gathering at the Genocide Memorial

Each year, following the days after April 24th, hundreds of thousands of flowers placed at the Genocide Memorial were transported to trash cans and burned.  Since 2010, on the initiative of FPWC, these flowers are gathered and their stems are removed from the petals – compost is derived from the stems and the petals are used to make handmade recycled paper. The compost is used to cultivate the soil in the Genocide Memorial, while the recycled papers are donated to the Genocide Museum to be used for memorandums, thank you letters, and mail.

This event brings together two important ideas – the transformation of the flowers into silent messengers by giving them “second life”, and the environmental concept that promotes recycling.

Traditionally, the participants of the “Flower Gathering” include representatives from public, international, private, and state sectors, as well as volunteers, schoolchildren,... [more]

Painting Day

On May 15, “Painting Day” open art event will take place to conclude the 8th Pan-Armenian Painting Contest. For one day only, Tsitsernakaberd Memorial will turn into an open painting studio, where hundreds of children will come together to paint their “Family Tree” – real or imaginary.

Guided by the idea of “Strong Roots, Sweet Fruits”, the event will pay tribute to the nation’s past, but also strength and optimism for the future.


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The Golden Eagle vs. The Black Vulture

FPWC’s trap cameras in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR) are unpredictable. Most times, they bring us footage of animals passing through the majestic mountains. But in this unique video, the cameras have recorded an intense batMORE


The Caucasian Lynx: In Full View

Native to Armenia, the Caucasian Lynx is the third largest predator in Europe. Like most wild cats, the lynx is a very elusive species, avoiding any unknown objects, making it exceptionally difficult to monitor them with trap cameras.  Last December, for the first time, FPWC’s cameras in the <MORE


Wolves: The Keepers of Balance

Wolves are generally described as vicious and terrifying animals, especially in fairytales. We disagree with this characterization! In many cultures, wolves are viewed as brothers, interacting with the forest in similar ways as humans.   We love wolves! Wolves ensure that all other wildlMORE


Caucasian Lynx Sighted in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge

The cameras installed in FPWC's Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR) have recorded a rare footage of a Caucasian Lynx (Lynx lynx dinniki), a local subspecies of the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) which is listed as "least concern" in the IUCN Red List. Compared to the Eurasian lynx the Caucasian lynMORE


Nine Month Old Bear Rescued from a Trap

On the evening of November 16, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets’ (FPWC) and Yerevan Zoo’s staff joined the fire-rescue team to save a bear that had been caught in a trap. The fact that this is the third bMORE


The Imprisoned Bears of Armenia

On the morning of October 21, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets’ (FPWC) and Yerevan Zoo’s staff joined the police and fire-rescue team to search for a two and a half year old bear who had escaped from its MORE


B&B in Urtsadzor

The film presents two newly opened rural B&Bs in Urtsadzor, a village nearby FPWC’s Caucasus Wildlife Refuge. Supporting villagers to gain additional income from rural ecotourism is part of FPWC’s effort to combine nature conservation and coMORE

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