Monitoring of Long-legged Buzzard’s Population in Armenia


Duration: 2006-2008

Birds of prey are excellent environmental indicators and flagship species for natural-resource conservation. Increasing of Armenian agriculture and other blanches of industry can have a negative impact to environment. To track the possible influence of industry to our nature we would like to start monitoring of subpopulations of model species in some regions of ...

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Monitoring of Raptors in the Forest of Aragats Mountain


Duration: 2005-2006

In 2005 we have started a pilot survey of raptors at the forest area of Aragats Mountain. We would like to find out possibilities of long term monitoring of raptor species. One of the main objectives of the project was the practical independent research education of the students of YerevanStateUniversity and PedagogicalUniversity. All the ...

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Winter Bird Count


Duration: 2005-present

The AUA Acopian Center for the Environment in cooperation with volunteers and enthusiasts from different fields, organized winter bird count in Yerevan Botanical garden.

Botanical garden is one of the largest green territories in Yerevan city with half-wild oases. There are several notable species of birds breeding there, such as Levant Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Long-eared Owl, ...

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Field Training for the Students of Natural History Department of Quantum College in Aghavnadzor


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Each year Quntum Qollege of Armenia organizes a military-patriotic camp for its students. In the year of 2004 a Natural Scientific branch was also launched in the camp where several students had a biological training.

The branch was created by a group of students with the support of the Quntum director Robert Vardanyan, and the supervisor ...

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Bird Identification Training Course


Duration: 2004-present

The course is teaching how to identify different bird species and how to observe them in nature. The course aimed at all levels starting from a beginner and consists of PowerPoint presentations teaching basics of identification of various bird groups and families, plumage variations by age and seasons. It also includes several field trips, ...

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Competition “At my bird feeder”/”Birds in my backyard”, Winter-Spring Season


Duration: 2003-present

Today, most of the faced environmental problems are the result of lack of environmental education. It is very important to start environmental education in the school period, with this appropriate attitude will be developed at an early age. However, as we know, children like to play, but not to learn. Accordingly, the education should ...

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Saving Armenian Gull


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Armenian Gull breeds in lakes Sevan and Arpi in Armenia. At Lake Sevan it breeds in “Gull islands” which, as a result of constant water  level lowering in the lake, joined the coast by the end of 1990-s, thus turning into a peninsula and  has become open to predators and domestic cattle. Predators such as ...

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ReGardening of Eden


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The  concept came about through a concerned collaboration between the AUA Acopian Center for the Environment and Armenia Tree Project. The goal is to restore the village of Margahovit, Lori marz, to its former beauty.

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