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The Earth Day in Urtsadzor community

On April 22, on the Earth Day, the staff of the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife & Cultural Assets has planted trees in Caucasus Wildlife Refuge, located in Urtsadzor community, Ararat region.

The message for the day was the promotion of green lifestyle and the preservation of the Earth.  In [more]


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 presented the organization’s SunChild Eco Tours project. In addition to existing tours in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (Urtsadzor, Ararat region) SET presented new tourism packages including biking and segway tours throughout Armenia. FPWC initiated the tourism project to offer new income opportunit[more]


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 The theme of this year’s Pan-Armenian Painting Contest is “Family Tree”, a reflection on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The highlight of the contest will be the “Painting Day”, an annual event which will take place at the “M[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 Nature Protection (MNP), and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) concluded a 5-day training workshop in Yerevan on combatting illegal wildlife trade. The “Prev[more]


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 indicate poaching, in which case security can be increased in the specific area. Syrian Brown Bear The Syrian Brown Bear is a subspecies of Brown Bear native to Eurasia and is one of the largest living carnivores. They live in the south-eastern part of Armenia, mainly in Meghri, Kap[more]


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 within the framework of the joint Alternative Energy Project.  Paruyr Sevak village, which used to be called Sevakavan, was established in 1978 and has 577 inhabitants. The village population came from various surrounding communities. During the Nagorno-Karabagh war, many Armenians migrated to th[more]

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