WWF-Armenia Team



Karen Manvelyan, PhD

Karen Manvelyan, Director 
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Karen Manvelyan
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Director
Karen Manvelyan joined WWF in May 2002. He graduated from Yerevan Zoo-Veterinary Institute and holds a PhD in animal physiology. Prior to joining WWF, he worked as a Head of Department of Biodiversity Conservation at the Institute of Botany as well as Scientific Director of the Yerevan Zoo.

Karen holds a Diploma in Endangered Species Management from the University of Kent and completed training courses on Endangered Species Management at Gerald Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and on Wetlands Management in Yerevan. He specialized in the conservation of endangered species of plants and animals, as well as protected area management.

E-mail: kmanvelyan@wwfcaucasus.org

Narine Mirakyan

 
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Narine Mirakyan
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Finance & Administrative Manager
Narine Mirakyan joined WWF-Armenia in 2008 as a Finance and Administrative Manager. She graduated from the college of Yerevan State Engineering University in 1999 with a major in chemical technologies and holds BSc in Economics from the State Engineering University. She also completed the accountancy training courses provided by International Accountancy Training Centre Educational Fund in 2005.

In the period of 1999-2007 she worked as an accountant at “Eurostan-Uyut” Ltd. and was awarded the letter of commendation. Prior to joining WWF Armenia she worked as an economist-accountant at a private audit & accounting company.

E-mail: nmirakyan@wwfcaucasus.org

Hermine Hakobyan

 
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Hermine Hakobyan
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Partnership & Communications Manager
Hermine Hakobyan joined WWF-Armenia in September 2015 as a Partnership and Communications Manager.

She has graduated from Economics faculty of Yerevan State University and holds a Ph.D. in Economics in the field of Marketing Management.  Before joining WWF, Hermine was the Execuitve Director of Persona Grata Advertising Agency. Prior to this, she worked for many years in Armenian Banking Sector (ProCredit Bank in Armenia and HSBC Bank Armenia). 

She also teaches PR and Communication courses at the university level. 

E-mail: hhakobyan@wwfcaucasus.org 

Aram Martirosyan

Aram Martirosyan, Office Manager 
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Aram Martirosyan
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Facility Officer
Aram Martirosyan joined WWF-Armenia in August 2007. He graduated from Yerevan Zoo-Veterinary Institute and has a specialty of veterinary surgeon and herpetologist.

Prior to joining WWF, he worked as a Head of Aquaterrarium at the Yerevan Zoo.

Aram is also working in WWF Armenia as a Project Local Coordinator in the implementation of different project activities.

E-mail: amartirosyan@wwfcaucasus.org

Tamara Shaboyan

Tamara Shaboyan, Project coordinator 
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Tamara Shaboyan
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Projects Administrator
Tamara Shaboyan joined WWF-Armenia in November 2009. Before joining WWF, Tamara worked in «Khosrov Forest» State Reserve as a Specialist of International Affairs. She graduated from Yerevan State University in 2006, the Department of International Relations (Bachelor’s degree) and gained her Master’s degree in 2008. 

E-mail: tshaboyan@wwfcaucasus.org

Lilit Barseghyan

 
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Lilit Barseghyan
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Accountant/Cashier
Lilit Barseghyan joined WWF-Armenia as an accountant/cashier in 2010. She graduated from the Yerevan State College of Light Industry with the profession of an economist. Later in 2008 Lilit graduated from the Armenian branch of Moscow International Entrepreneurship Academy with the profession of World Economy.

Prior to joining WWF she worked for “Armenian Spiritual Music Center” SNCO as an Assessor-Treasurer. From 2006 to 2010 she worked as a chief accountant at the Biodiversity Conservation of Armenian Highland Foundation.

E-mail: lbarseghyan@wwfcaucasus.org

Arman Kandaryan

 
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Arman Kandaryan
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GIS Officer
Arman Kandaryan joined WWF-Armenia in October 2013. Before joining WWF, Arman worked in Armenia Tree Project NGO as a GIS specialist. He also worked for Forest Research and Experimental Centre of the RA Ministry of Nature protection, as a cartographer and for the Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia as a junior researcher. Arman graduated from Yerevan State University in 1999, the Department of Geography.

E-mail: akandaryan@wwfcaucasus.org

Siranush Galstyan, MSc

 
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Siranush Galstyan
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Project Coordinator
Siranush Galstyan joined WWF-Armenia in March 2006.

In 2002 she graduated from the Central European University (Budapest) with Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences and Policy.

During 2003-2006 she worked in Armenia in a forest related project dealing with participatory processes for development of forest policy and strategy, national forest program, forest legislation, capacity building and others. In 2004 she coordinated a CBD related project with preparation and publication of a guide on biodiversity for lecturers and students.

Her main duties at WWF-Armenia include coordination of conservation related projects and initiatives mainly connected with protected areas and forests. The activities ranged from the level of policy, institutional and legislative frameworks to field work in target areas. Over recent years she has successfully coordinated several projects, which included management effectiveness assessments, legal and institutional gap analysis, capacity building and publications.

During 2014-2015 she was a team member in developing a national biodiversity strategy and action plan for Armenia.

E-mail: sgalstyan@wwfcaucasus.org

Arthur Alaverdyan

 
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Arthur Alaverdyan
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Project Coordinator
Arthur Alaverdyan joined WWF-Armenia in September 2009. In 1999 he graduated from the Armenian Agrarian Academy forest department and got qualification as a forestry engineer. In 2004 he was awarded the academic degree of Doctor of Biology.

Prior to joining WWF he worked for the Institute of Botany of the National Academy of Sciences as a forest cultures engineer and for the Natural Recourses Management and Poverty Reduction Project Implementation Unit of the Ministry of Nature Protection as a local expert.

Since 2002 till now Arthur has been working for Yerevan State University Ijevan Branch as a Head of the Forestry Department.

E-mail: aalaverdyan@wwfcaucasus.org

Alexander Malkhasyan

 
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Alexander Malkhasyan
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Project Coordinator
Alexander Malkhasyan joined WWF-Armenia in September 2002. Prior to joining WWF he worked as a preparatory at the Department of Botany of the Biological Faculty of Yerevan State University.

E-mail: amalkhasyan@wwfcaucasus.org

Vasil Ananyan

 
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Vasil Ananyan
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Project Coordinator
Vasil Ananyan joined WWF-Armenia in 2013. In 1994 he gained his Master's degree in Biology from Yerevan State University, Armenia and till 1996 he was involved in the Institute of Zoology and American University of Armenia (AUA) as a field and museum researcher during the production of “Field Guide to the Birds of Armenia” and “Handbook of the Birds of Armenia”. Later he studied conservation of raptors at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (Pennsylvania, USA) and then worked as a freelance researcher. During 1998-2007 Vasil organized and guided the first international birdwatching tours in Armenia.

Before joining WWF he worked in Acopian Center for the Environment at AUA as a researcher and senior researcher (2000-2001, 2008-2012). Since 2005 he has been acting as an invited expert for inventory of avifauna in operating and envisaged Protected Areas of Armenia. Vasil provided consultations and completed a number of accounts on threatened species of birds and dragonflies for the second edition of “The Red Book of Animals of the Republic of Armenia” (2010).

E-mail: vananyan@wwfcaucasus.org

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