Save Shikahogh Reserve


In 2006 the ECRC at the American University of Armenia, along with its EcoArmenia partners, started a company regarding a proposed new highway that would run through the middle of the Shikahogh Forest Reserve in southern Armenia, which is the unique habitat for variety of endangered flora and fauna.
In late 2004, the Ministry of ...

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GIS and Remote Sensing


Date: December 16, 2008
Event Type: Conference
Venue: American University of Armenia

The first conference on the use of GIS and Remote Sensing in Armenia was a big success. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are highly sophisticated computer programs which are used to analyze and store spatial data, produce maps, and make prognoses. ...

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Biological Diversity and Conservation Problems of the Fauna of the Caucasus


Date: September 2011
Event type: International Conference
Speakers: See program
Venue: American University of Armenia

The AUA Acopian Center for the Environment became a co-organizer of the International Conference “Biological Diversity and Conservation Problems of the Fauna of the Caucasus” participated by more than 150 conservationists and scientists from 9 countries. Results of the Conference are ...

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Role of Safety, Health, and Communities in Mining and Metals


Date: May 3, 2012
Event Type: Seminar
Speakers: Margrit von Braun, Ronald Dobbin, Susan Spalinger
Venue: American University of Armenia

The AUA’s College of Health Sciences and Acopian Center for the Environment organized a Seminar on Lessons Learned from Hazardous Waste Sites from Around the World and a Panel Discussion on the Role of Safety, Health, ...

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International Greening Education Event in Germany


Date: October 2012
Event Type: Workshop
Participant: Alen Amirkhanian, Director, AUA Acopian Center for the Environment
Venue: Karlsruhe, Germany

The American University of Armenia participated in an annual get-together of educators from around the world to discuss environmental and sustainability topics in the education sector. The International Greening Education Event (IGEE), held in Karlsruhe, Germany, provided participants ...

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