Foundation for Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC)

Foundation for Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) 

FPWC’s mission is to protect Armenia’s unique biodiversity and to raise public awareness for nature conservation and environmental issues. The country belongs entirely to the Caucasus Biodiversity Hotspot, one of 34 global biodiversity hotspots classified by Conservation International. The protection of Armenia’s often endemic biodiversity is of highest importance and has a global relevance. Pursuing this mission, FPWC develops and implements its own environmental education, community outreach, and wildlife and habitat conservation projects. Since its establishment in 2002 the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets has developed into the largest Armenian NGO focused on nature conservation and environmental issues. FPWC has implemented projects nationwide and has an extensive experience in working with rural communities. Through careful and strategic work addressing tangible conservation outcomes, community and economic development, advocacy, environmental education, and partnerships with local communities, FPWC was able to craft the first comprehensive model for privately protected areas in the South Caucasus region. In 2010 FPWC set up the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR), an area of currently 5000 hectares on communal land stretching along the border of Khosrov Forest State Nature Reserve. The overall objective of FPWC’s Caucasus Wildlife Refuge is to contribute to efficient biodiversity protection in the Khosrov Forest Nature Reserve by improving the protection of flora and fauna in the reserve’s previously unsustainably managed buffer zones. FPWC maintains a nationwide structure providing environmental education for children and youth: The Sun- Child Eco-club Network (since 2006) and the Green Schools (since 2010). With a staff of 20 and funding sources from around the world, the FPWC’s many successes reveal the power of a community-based approach to private land conservation.

Director
Ruben Khachatryan
Address
14 apt, 47/1 Khanjyan street, Yerevan, Armenia, 0001
E-mail:ruben@fpwc.org
Tel:+374 10 555 209
Web:http://www.fpwc.org/