Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds (ASPB), established in 2002, is a non-governmental organization which strives to conserve birds, habitats upon which they depend and areas of strategic importance to birds through active involvement of local communities using birds as important advocacy tool.
VISION: ASPB wishes to see a world where the majority of people care for nature and value its uniqueness along with its usefulness as a resource.
MISSION: ASPB aims to study, protect and maintain viable populations of birds, especially those threatened and vulnerable, and areas of strategic importance to birds and biodiversity as part of a unique natural ecosystem.
GOALS: In pursuit of its goals, ASPB seeks to:
– Study and collect data on the status of birds, those rare, vulnerable or threatened with extinction, identify threats and key factors that have deleterious effect on their population size and trends or jeopardize their very survival.
– Contribute to create a national strategy for conservation of birds and their habitats in Armenia; technically encourage designation of preserves, reserves and other areas of special protection in those regions.
– Identify aquatic and terrestrial habitats of high avian diversity or significance.
– Raise specific and public awareness about Armenian birds and their conservation priorities.
– Increase education efforts among target groups through their direct involvement of ecological education and researches.
– Promote and develop the idea of nature based tourism by organizing birdwatching tours and establishing IBA Visitor Centers in different regions of Armenia.