27.12.2014

Paruyr Sevak Villagers Will Use Solar Energy

On December 23, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) successfully completed a solar thermal system and electric heating project in a pre-school in Paruyr Sevak village, Ararat Region. The project was implemented together with its General Partner VivaCell-MTS witMORE


27.12.2014

Living Tree Contest: How to Be Eco-friendly During the Holidays

On December 20, the Living Tree Environmental Contest took place at the Yerevan Zoo with the attendance of over 500 hundred participants. Hundreds of observers also came to the zoo free of charge to enjoy the day of decorations. The Living Tree Contest, which was organized by the MORE


24.12.2014

Securing Water for the Villagers of Arazap

The water supply network of Arazap village was constructed in the 1960s. Over the years, the cast iron pipes have grown out of use, and the outdated infrastructures have been causing numerous problems. The low water pressure has limited theMORE


15.12.2014

Green Heating Technology for the Border Village of Vahan

Vahan village, Chambarak region, Gegharkunik province, runs 28 kilometers along the Armenian-Azeri border. The 6-months long winter in the village creates numerous challenges for the 1228 inhabitants who lack basic heating technologies.  Its two-story kindergarten was built in the late 60s andMORE


12.12.2014

FPWC and UNDP GEF SGP Successfully Complete Urtsadzor Eco-Training Center Construction Project

In September 2012, FPWC began to construct the Urtsadzor Eco-Training Center in the privately protected Caucasus Wildlife Refuge <MORE


06.12.2014

Urtsadzor Community Chooses Alternative Energy

For many years, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) has actively supported conservation projects in Urtsadzor community. On December 4, a series of community development projects were concluded in Urtsadzor within the frames of the Joint Alternative Energy ProjMORE


06.12.2014

Bringing Water to Lukashin Community

For many decades, the lack of drinking water has been one of the central problems for the inhabitants Lukashin village in Armavir region. Some parts of the village had no drinking water at all, and most parts had a 2-hour water supply schedule.  This past spring, the Foundation for the PreservMORE


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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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05.12.2014

Caucasian Lynx Sighted in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge

The cameras installed in FPWC's Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR) have recorded a rare footage of a Caucasian Lynx (Lynx lynx dinniki), a local subspecies of the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) which is listed as "least concern" in the IUCN Red List. Compared to the Eurasian lynx the Caucasian lynMORE


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


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