26.11.2014

Records and Data Are of Vital Importance for Zoos Worldwide

From November 20th to 22nd, Alex Kantorovich from the International Species Information System (ISIS) conducted trainings on the most modern zoological database system used in all European zoos and zoological associations. The training was organized by the Foundation for the Preservation of WildlifeMORE


21.11.2014

Bring the Forest Home with You with the Living Christmas Tree

A real Christmas tree from the forest makes everyone’s New Year extra special.  But how much life does a tree that has been cut off from its core has left, when in a few weeks’ time it will turn brown and join the others who have been thrown outside. What if you could have a tree in your livingMORE


19.11.2014

Modern Zoology: FPWC Hosts International Partner

In an attempt to broaden networks and increase zoological and conservation standards through innovative technologies, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) has invited to Armenia a representative from tMORE


17.11.2014

Autumn Celebrations with Pumpkins

All year long, the Yerevan Zoo animals are always ready to amuse and entertain children and their families. On November 15, however, over 1500 children came to the zoo to participate in the Pumpkin Day Contest, a special day for them as well as the animals. The contest entailed creating beautiful meMORE


04.11.2014

Electric Fences: An Innovative Solution in Farms

The Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC), together with its General Partner VivaCell-MTS, will be implementing a new initiative within the framework MORE


31.10.2014

The Most Innovative Wildlife Monitoring Approach in Armenia

On October 15, FPWC installed live cameras at its Caucasus Wildlife Refuge. These high-tech cameras will provide us with a continuous real-time video stream that can be watched and recorded on computers and screens far away.
While MORE


29.10.2014

The Most Colorful Day of the Year at Yerevan Zoo

Colors of the fall came to life last weekend at the Yerevan Zoo in celebration of the 7th Painting Day. More than 3000 children from all over Armenia came to the zoo with classmates,friends, and family to paint their favorite nature paintings and interact with animals. As soon as the little paintersMORE


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Living Tree Contest at the Yerevan Zoo

The most memorable winter event, the Living Tree Contest, will be held on December 20, 2:30pm, at the Yerevan Zoo. Children from all corners of Armenia will not only compete for prizes, but will help transform the zoo into a winter wonderland with handmade and environmentally friendly decorations. Amidst snow, Christmas Trees, lights, and decorations, a magical evening awaits everyone.

Most importantly, children will be decorating Living Christmas Trees, which have been brought to Yerevan Zoo with their roots and soil in a pot. The living trees will not be thrown away as other Christmas Trees, but replanted back as soon as the holidays are over.

The Living Tree Contest is organized by the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets, with the support of its General Partner VivaCell-MTS. As part of the foundation’s environmental education program, the event aims to teach children methods of conservation and forest... [more]

FPWC’s Annual Celebration

Throughout the year of 2014, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) has implemented numerous community development and environmental education projects in Armenia. On February 27, 2015, the foundation will celebrate the success of its various programs, which range from eco-tourism projects and water and energy initiatives in villages, to the protection of the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge, where the Caucasian Leopard was spotted in 2013.

The event will conclude with the announcement of the winner of the 7th  Pan-Armenian Painting Contest, which was participated by Armenian children and youth worldwide.

In the upcoming year, FPWC will build on its existing projects, events, and campaigns, as well as initiate broader sustainability programs in rural Armenia, always emphasizing mutual respect between humans and the natural environment.

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18.11.2014

Nine Month Old Bear Rescued from a Trap

On the evening of November 16, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets’ (FPWC) and Yerevan Zoo’s staff joined the fire-rescue team to save a bear that had been caught in a trap. The fact that this is the third bMORE


04.11.2014

The Imprisoned Bears of Armenia

On the morning of October 21, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets’ (FPWC) and Yerevan Zoo’s staff joined the police and fire-rescue team to search for a two and a half year old bear who had escaped from its MORE


19.08.2014

B&B in Urtsadzor

The film presents two newly opened rural B&Bs in Urtsadzor, a village nearby FPWC’s Caucasus Wildlife Refuge. Supporting villagers to gain additional income from rural ecotourism is part of FPWC’s effort to combine nature conservation and coMORE


08.08.2014

The brown bear cub in Caucasus Wildlife Refuge

Have you ever seen a bear in the wild at a distance of around 20m, 5m or maybe even 1m? FPWC offers a unique opportunity to watch the endangered brown bear cub (listed in RA Red book of animals) at a VERY close distance.   This cub is most probably two-three years old, and, as every teenager, MORE


05.02.2014

Bezoar Goats. Sound and safe

Bezoar Goats have been persecuted by hunters and poachers throughout the Southern Caucasus for decades and since the 1980s their populations have been steadily declining. But in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge, Bezoar Goats are protected – a conservation measure which is likely to mean that oMORE


05.02.2014

Grey Partridges in CWR

Check out the latest video recorded in CWR area. This time the trap cameras captured grey partridges – birds that never migrate. Although there are over 47 different types of partridges in the world, many of them are endangered. Grey partridges are recorded in the MORE


13.12.2013

CWR trap cameras finally recorded the Caucasian leopard with all its grace

It finally happened! CWR trap cameras finally recorded the Caucasian leopard with all its grace which kept us in suspense since 2012!  The video shows a well-nourished huge male, resting calmly in the grass. But it also revealed that this animal is special. Out of unknown reasons he has lost hiMORE


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