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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“

News and events

Final Project Conference

Final conference of the Twinning project was organised at the American University of Armenia yesterday, March 15, 2023. The project has focused on enhancement of the Armenian legislation in biodiversity and nature conservation, as well as on increasing effectivness of the government institutions responsible for nature conservation.

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Armenian Experts in the Czech Republic

Altogether six representatives of the Ministry of Environment, Government of the Republic of Armenia, Hydrometeorology and Monitoring Center and Zangezur Biosphere Complex SNCO took part in the visit to become familiar with the principles of Emerald sites designation process, their management, and approach to biodiversity monitoring as developed in the Czech Republic.

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New Biodiversity Conservation Strategy on the Table

About 38 experts from the Armenian Ministry of Environment, NGOs and experts of the Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic and Finnish Environment Institute SYKE discussed today the proposed Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for Armenia. The strategy tackles the targets of the recently agreed Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.

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World agrees to save and restore biodiversity

Representatives from more than 160 countries agreed in Montreal on a groundbreaking plan to protect biodiversity by 2030. The Global Framework adopted today will significantly increase the proportion of protected areas on land and at sea, create a robust source of funding for wildlife conservation and gradually reduce the amount of pesticides used.

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Training for Khosrov Forest State Reserve Staff

Within the scope of EU Twinning project „Strengthened protection and sustainable use of biodiversity in Armenia in line with the European standards", the experts of the Finnish Environmental Institute – SYKE conducted a training and field demonstrations on biodiversity monitoring for the staff of "Khosrov Forest" State Reserve.

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Regional discussions on legislative changes

The Armenian Ministry of Environment and the Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic completed seminars in all 10 provinces of Armenia last week. The seminars focused on proposing legislative changes in nature conservation legislation and on suggestions related to enhancing institutions responsible for biodiversity conservation in Armenia. In addition, experience in cooperation with the public, and issues related to habitat fragmentations were discussed.


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