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ENHANCING BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION IN ARMENIA

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

Who we are

Who we are

Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic

Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic (NCA CR) is a governmental body established by the law on Nature and Landscape Conservation. The main aim of NCA CR is to protect and conserve nature and landscape on the whole territory of the Czech Republic. The NCA CR manages 24 Protected Landscape Areas (IUCN Category V) and about 800 other types of protected nature areas (IUCN categories Ia, III, IV).

Finnish Environmental Institute – SYKE

Finish Environmental Institute – SYKE is a multidisciplinary research and expert institute in Finland. The Finnish Environment Institute produces relevant information, novel understanding and innovative solutions for achieving sustainable development. It is a central body implementing the Nature directives in Finland and coordinating the reporting under the Nature directives.

Armenian Ministry of Environment

Armenian Ministry of Environment is responsible for the protection of environment and manages Armenian National Parks and other types of protected areas.

WHO WE ARE

Our team consists of several experts from the Czech Republic, Finland and Armenia. The following are responsible for various components of the project:

 

David Lacina – Project Leader 

- head of department of special nature conservation at the Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic

- responsible for overall project delivery

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Jindrich Chlapek – Resident Twinning Adviser

- botanist at the Jeseniky Protected Landscape Area in the Czech Republic and international expert of the Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic

- permanently present in Armenia as the project contact person

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Petri Ahlroth – Junior Partner Leader

- director of SYKE’s Biodiversity Centre

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Frantisek Pelc – Component 1 Leader

- director of the Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic

- responsible for leading preparation of draft biodiversity legislation in the project

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Kimmo Syrjänen – Component 2 Leader

- Head of the Conservation Areas Network Unit, SYKE´s Biodiversity Centre

- responsible for building capacity activities in the project

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Tomas Ruzicka – Component 3 Leader

- head of department of external relations at the Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic

- responsible for publicity and communication in the project

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Anna Mazmanyan – Beneficiary Project Leader

- Deputy Minister of Environment of Armenia

- responsible for overall Project delivery

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Ruzanna Grigoryan – Resident Twinning Adviser Counterpart

- Head of Department of International Cooperation at Ministry of Environment of Armenia

- responsible for project coordination on the part of the Ministry

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Voskehat Grigoryan – Component 1 Leader Counterpart

 

- Head of Department for specially protected areas of nature and biodiversity policy at Ministry of Environment of Armenia

- responsible for drafting biodiversity legislartion within the scope of the Project

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Lusine Avetisyan – Component 2 Leader Counterpart

- Head of Strategic Policy Department at Ministry of Environment of Armenia

- responsible for building capacity activities in the project

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Ani Hakobyan – Component 3 Leader Counterpart

- head of Public relations division at Ministry of Environment of Armenia, Press Secretary to the Minister

- responsible for publicity and communication in the project

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