On June 8 and 11, Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds participated in a regional workshop “Showcasing conservation and community benefits of the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge” in Urtsadzor community (Ararat Province, Armenia), organized by Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC).
The workshop aimed to draw attention to the significance of the region for biodiversity conservation, exchange experience between conservation experts, identify current challenges for nature conservation, and provide a platform for networking and coordination between regional countries and stakeholders of Southern Caucasus and Central Asia.
During the first day of workshop participants presented their past and ongoing projects, shared their experience and highlighted the issues which they face in their activities.
Second day included a tour across Caucasus Wildlife Refuge was organized by local rangers. They demonstrated the area and newly constructed ranger station, as well as guests got an opportunity to observe mammals and birds inhabiting here.
We would like to extend our gratitude to the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets for their invitation. We believe this experience and the ideas discussed during the workshop will serve their role in our future projects.