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This website contains information on Twinning project „Strengthened protection and sustainable use of biodiversity in Armenia in line with the European standards“

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We are open to any discussion regarding the biodiversity conservartion in Armenia and cooperation between our countries. Please, if you have any idea on how to improve biodiversity conservation in Armenia, do not hesitate to contact us. 


Karen Manvelyan, WWF-Armenia



Arman Vermishyan, Caucasus Nature Fund


Planned events:

Experts from the Czech Republic and Finland visit Armenia on their individual missions. Their schedule is coordinated by Jindrich Chlapek.



- Study tour for 10 Armenian representatives of stakeholders to the Czech Republic in May 22-29, 2022 will be focused on issues related to the implementation of biodiversity conservation legislation with special attention to the EU Habitats and Birds Directives. During the visit the participants will have an opportunity to meet representatives of the Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic, environmental NGOs, and protected areas managers. Field visits of Natura 2000 sites and other protected areas will be part of the trip.

Total of 10 people were selected from 16 applicants. Accepted representatives are from NGOs, universities, research institutes and SNCOs.


- Study tour for 3 Armenian journalists to the Czech Republic and Finland on May 22-29, 2022 will partially overlap with the study tour of stakeholders (see above). Three journalists will visit also several Finnish protected areas and get familiar with nature conservation system in Finland. Part of the study tour in Finland is organised by the Finnish Environmental Institute SYKE.

- Total of 10 seminars in all Armenian regions on proposed legislation and institutional changes are scheduled for 2022:


Kotayk - 22.3.2022
Aragatsotn - 23.3.2022
Ararat - 24.3.2022
Armavir - 25.3.2022



Tavush - 10.5.2022
Lori - 11.5.2022
Shirak - 12.5.2022
Gegharkunik - 21.6.2022
VayotsDzor - 22.6.2022
Syunik - 23.6.2022


- Total of 5 trainings are planned for the ministry employees, NGOs, and scientific institutions on the following topics:

- International conventions and EU legislation on nature conservation

- International and EU reporting needs related to nature conservation and biodiversity

- Development of management and restoration plans

- Inventory and monitoring methods for different habitat and species groups

- Data management and data flow

 The trainings will be organised during May-July 2022 period.



Jindrich Chlapek, Resident Twinning Advisor

Mobile: 094 244 261

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