We organised the final conference on March 15, 2023 in Yerevan. Project outcomes and suggestions for enhancing the biodiversity conservation in Armenia were presented there and you can still watch the conference here.The presentations from the conference are ready for your download.
A workshop to discuss the draft National Biodiversity Strategy 2024-2033 and to select priorities for the Action Plan 2024-2028 was prepared for February 16, 2023 in Yerevan. We received valuable feedback and discussed priorities for nature conservation in coming 10-years period.
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
Experts from the Czech Republic and Finland visit Armenia on their individual missions. Their schedule is coordinated by Jindrich Chlapek.
- Study tour for 8 Armenian representatives of stakeholders to the Czech Republic in May 22-29, 2022 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 had 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 was part of the trip.
Total of 10 people were selected from 16 applicants, unfortunatelly 2 representatives could not participate due to illness. Accepted representatives are from NGOs, universities, research institutes and SNCOs.
Arman Avagyan, Hydrometeorology and Monitoring Center
- Study tour for 3 Armenian journalists to the Czech Republic and Finland on May 22-29, 2022 partially overlaped with the study tour of stakeholders (see above). Three journalists visited also several Finnish protected areas and got familiar with nature conservation system in Finland. Part of the study tour in Finland was organised by the Finnish Environmental Institute SYKE.
Ecolur - Armenian Specialists Got Acquainted with Management Experience in Biodiversit Protection
- Intensive Fish Farming in Pálava PLA - Reason for Extinction of Some Bird Species
- How Czech Environmentalists Saved European Ground Squirel from Poisoning
- No Poaching in protected areas of Czech Republic
Public 1TV (in Armenian) - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VdP9gFSZo4s and https://youtu.be/RhMV6NuUR00
- Study Tour for seven ministry staff to Finland on October 8-13, 2022. The main themes of the study visit were the institutional set-up of nature conservation in Finland, biodiversity monitoring practises, and the management of biodiversity data flows.
Ecolur - Private Protected Areas in Finland
- Total of 10 seminars in all Armenian regions on proposed legislation and institutional changes in 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 have been organised 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
October 2022 training for Khosrov Forest State Reserve Staff.
Jindrich Chlapek, Resident Twinning Advisor
Mobile: 094 244 261