Institutions

PUBLIC SECTOR
# Organization Activities
1 Ministry of Environment
2 State Forest Committee of the RA Ministry of Nature Protection Hayantar SNCO
3 Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Mining Agency
4 Ministry of Emergency Situations State Inspection of Fire Safety and Technical Security is responsible for the Forest Fire Prevention and Rapid Response
5 Ministry of Education and Science Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science delivers Education Reforms by integrating relevant forestry-related issues in general subjects and in education courses (forest economy, forest fire risks & prevention, conservation, geography, etc.)
6 Yerevan Municipality Nature Protection Department
7 RA Cadaster (Real Estate Cadaster Committee) Responsible for State Registration, Cadastral Forest Mapping (Cartography) & Delineation of Forestland boundaries; Changes in Forestland Categories
8 Zikatar Environmental Center The Center is registered as a Government not-for-profit organization which was founded in 2002. The Center aims to ensure sustainable development, protection, conservation, restoration as well as promote sustainable tourism and use of resources of the natural forest ecosystem of Zikatar State Reserve.

 

CIVIL SOCIETY
# Organization Activities
1 Armenian Environmental Front Civil Initiative The purpose of AEF is the protection of the environment, as well as ensuring social justice through harmonious development with nature. For realizing these goals, AEF oversees the work of governmental bodies that are responsible for the protection and recovery of nature.
2 Armenian Environmental Network The organization aims to facilitate tangible contributions to Armenia’s sustainable development by increasing awareness of and supporting solutions to environmental issues in Armenia.
3 “Armenia Tree Project” Foundation The organization based in Woburn and Yerevan conducts vitally important environmental projects in Armenia’s cities and villages and seeks support in advancing its reforestation mission.
4 “Armenian Forests” NGO The organization was founded in 2003 and aims to protect Armenia’s forests, landscapes and other natural habitats.
5 Young Biologists Association Founded in 2009 and YBA brings together more than 170 young biologists with a mission to mobilize young people to their ideas, biology-related research, education and environmental program implementation.
6 Green Union of Armenia It is the oldest NGO in Armenia founded in 1985. It aims to conserve and promote its equitable and justified use of the natural resources of the country.
7 WWF Armenia WWF Armenia is a branch office of the World Wide Fund for Nature, one of the world’s largest independent conservation organizations in over 100 countries. WWF works to conserve the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
In Armenia WWF has promoted the creation and development of Protected Areas and in close partnership with “Hayantar” State Forest Agency it has implemented measures on adaptation of forest ecosystems to climate change.
8 Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF) Armenia CNF provides long-term support and management assistance for the protected areas of Armenia seeking to conserve the unique flora, fauna and ecosystems for future generations while at the same time improving the lives of local people today.
9 “For Sustainable Human Development” Association The organization advocates the main ideas and values of sustainable development in Armenia; promotes and assists the creation and action of a National Council on Sustainable Development with its components: ecological, economic, social.
10 Eco House & Camp (Բնապահպանի տուն) Eco House and Camp registered as NGO is a guest-house based in Dilijan National Park. It houses a group of active environmental stewards (“guardians”) monitoring and reporting on illegal logging activities and other types of forest crimes in Dilijan Forest.
11 SHEN NGO SHEN was created in 1988 by a group of professors and students of Yerevan Polytechnic Institute to address some of the urgent humanitarian problems of Armenia. Since then the NGO was involved in development of over 350 rural communities of Armenia through all stages of rural development, including reforestation.
12 REC Caucasus (Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus) REC Caucasus is an independent, non-for-profit organisation, established to assist in solving environmental problems as well as development of the civic society in the countries of the South Caucasus.
13 UNDP Armenia UNDP in Armenia was established in March 1993 and supports the government in meeting its development priorities. It works at the policy level, advising on legal and policy frameworks. UNDP Armenia supports the government in promoting sustainable forest management practices through Global Environment Facility Trust (GEF) and UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme.
14 FAO Armenia The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.  With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide and is one of the leading funding organizations supporting the forestry sector in Armenia. Since 1945 FAO has had a mandate to provide data and information on global forest resources at 5 to 10 year intervals. It coordinates the country data collection and analyses the data to present the status and changes in global forest resources through a process that has become known as the Global Forest Resources Assessments (FRA).
15 GIZ Armenia GIZ has been working in Armenia since the early 1990s and has maintained an office in Yerevan since 2002. GIZ provides advice and support in its transition to a more free-market-oriented economy, democracy and the rule of law, with substantial Environment and Natural Resources component. It has supported the remote sensing and GIS mapping of Armenia’s forests.
16 Environmental Public Advocacy Center (EPAC) Increase public participation in environmental decision -making in Armenia by representing and advocating the interests of individuals and citizen groups. EPAC has produced a Guideline to the Forest Legislation in Armenia.

 

MEDIA INITIATIVES
# Organization Activities
1 Ecolur – Environmental News Website “EcoLur” is an online media resource which provides information to the public through www.ecolur.org web site throw EcoLur Network, and through www.ecolur.org/blog and Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube social networks.
2 Eco-Media “Eco-Media” (“Էկո-Մեդիա”) is network of journalists founded in August 2015 and delivering coverage on environmental issues. The Eco-Media network of environmental journalists, covering all aspects of environmental challenges and their implications in Armenia. The network involves over 50 journalists from different media outlets. The network aims to develop the environmental journalism as a branch of investigative science journalism.
3 EcoNews (ARM) “Econews.am” highlights the global and local environmental problems and challenges.
4 HETQ Online Published by the Association of Investigative Journalists NGO, Hetq Online covers a wide range of issues in Armenia and the region.
5 Green News Green News is a special reporting program issued by CivilNet which is an online platform featuring news-based, research-based, and data driven news through multimedia reporting from Armenia and the region.

 

EDUCATION SECTOR
# Institution
1 American University of Armenia Acopian Center for the Environment
2 Armenian National Agrarian University – Department of Agronomy, Chair of Forestry and Agro-Ecology
3 Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educational Complex
4 Armenian State Pedagogical University named after Kh. Abovyan – Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Geography
5 Yerevan State University – The Department of Ecology and Nature Protection of the Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Geography
6 Yerevan State University – The Faculty of Geography and Geology
7 National Botanical Institute NAS Armenia
8 ATP Ohanian Center for Environmental Studies, Margahovit
9 “Bnaserner” Eco Club at Ayntap Secondary School

 

CROSS-SECTORAL INITIATIVES
# Organization Activities Year
1 UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section Forest Congress for the Caucasus and Central Asia, Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan 2019
2 UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section UNECE and FAO issue guidelines to develop national forest monitoring systems 2019
3 Green Climate Fund and Ministry of Nature Protection Armenia national country programme consultation with GCF marks step towards stronger climate action 2019
4 UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section with support of IUCN and Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety The Astana Resolution and the commitment of the region to restore over 2.5 million hectares of forests under the Bonn Challenge by 2030 2018
5 NASA and FAO NASA and FAO launch next-generation geospatial too 2018
6 UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section 2.5 million ha committed to the Bonn Challenge by the Caucasus and Central Asia 2018
7 Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section, in cooperation with IUCN and support German Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Ministerial Roundtable on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Bonn Challenge in the Caucasus and Central Asia 2018
8 Green Climate Fund, FAO and Ministry of Nature Protection Forest resilience of Armenia, enhancing adaptation and rural green growth via mitigation 2018
9 FAO and CPF (Collaborative Partnership on Forests) Working across Sectors to Halt Deforestation and Increase Forest Area: From Aspiration to Action. The Conference in a Nutshell International Conference 20–22/02/2018 FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy 2018
10 UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section (UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and the FAO European Forestry Commission) UNDA project Accountability Systems for Sustainable Forest Management in the Caucasus and Central Asia 2016-2019
11 UNDP and GCF UNDP and GCF sign partnership agreement to invest in low-emission and climate resilient development 2016
12 Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR), the Government of Germany and IUCN Secretariat The Bonn Challenge 2011-2030

 

PRIVATE SECTOR
# Organization Activities
1 “Salmast-Kahuyk” LLC
Yerevan
The company is involved in the manufacture of furniture, specifically doors
2 “AROGHJSPASARKUM” Co. Ltd, Yerevan The company has been operating in the Armenian market since 1982 and has been involved in the wood processing and furniture production.
3 Magic Wood LLC, Yerevan The company is involved in the wood processing, manufacturing of kitchen furniture and wooden doors.
4 “CARITAS” wood working center LLC, Yerevan The company has been involved in the manufacturing of windows, doors and office furniture. Wood drying is implemented using Austrian equipment and technology
5 “Niko International” LLC Yerevan The company offers a large selection of high-quality and stylish furniture sets from the best manufacturers in the world.
6 “Khor Armat” LLC,
v. Koghb, Tavush
The company is involved in processing and production of boards, furniture items and Parquet flooring.
7 VANDEKOR Co. Ltd, Vanadzor, Lori The company is involved in furniture production and delivery.
8 “VEKS” LLC, Yerevan The company manufactures furniture and stone products
9 Ijevan wood
Processing plant CJSC, Ijevan, Tavush
The plant has been operating in the Armenian market since 1995 and has been involved in the Veneer production and raw supply. Today the company offers manufacturing and sale of Lumber products such as wood baseboards, lining boards, wood railings/banisters
10 “Beriutun” mijshrjanayin
Baza OJSC, Ijevan, Tavush
The company manufactures wood boards, parquet flooring and is offers supply of raw wood.
11 “MGAALAA”LLC, Ijevan, Tavush The company is involved in the production of wooden boards and furniture items.
12 Pambaketsi eghbayrner” LLC, Tumanyan, Lori The company has been known to have been involved in timber supply and parquet floor production
13 “KAREN ERITSYAN” PE
t. Abovyan, Kotayk
The company offers Production & Sale of Wooden Furniture items Chairs, Chair-Stairs, Tables, and other wooden products.
14 Wood Line LLC The company is a wood product factory and shop
15 Mikshin LLC Mikshin LLC was founded in 2007 as a construction company. At the same year due to its productivity work it has started its activities in the sphere of wood and furniture production as well as has started production of metal windows and doors. The construction of “Yeraz” dwelling block is wholly being done by Mikshin LLC.