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


Securing Water for the Villagers of Arazap

The water supply network of Arazap village was constructed in the 1960s. Over the years, the cast iron pipes have grown out of use, and the outdated infrastructures have been causing numerous problems. The low water pressure has limited theMORE


Green Heating Technology for the Border Village of Vahan

Vahan village, Chambarak region, Gegharkunik province, runs 28 kilometers along the Armenian-Azeri border. The 6-months long winter in the village creates numerous challenges for the 1228 inhabitants who lack basic heating technologies.  Its two-story kindergarten was built in the late 60s andMORE

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Pan-Armenian Painting Contest

Get the paints and brushes ready - the 8th Pan-Armenian Painting Contest is almost here. This year’s contest theme, which officially opens on March 20, will be “Family Tree”. What does the idea of “Strong Roots, Sweet Fruits” mean to you? If you are between 5 and 16 years old, living either in Armenia or abroad, you can tell the world this story through your best painting.

Participants must make their submissions before May 15, on which day the “Painting Day” open art studio... [more]

Painting Day

On March 20, “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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