WWF experts proved the presence of one male and two females of the Caucasian leopard in Southern Armenia
These achievements are the result of a long-term work carried out by WWF since 2002. It included enforcement of existing Protected Areas (Khosrov and Shikahogh Reserves), establishment of new Protected Areas (Arevik National Park, Zangezur and Khustup Sanctuaries) in the area of the main habitats of leopard through partnership with the Ministry of Nature Protection, UNDP, CNF, TJS, the State Environmental Inspectorate, Protected Areas, communities and partner NGOs.
In 2014 WWF will conduct regional and national workshops on the development of a new Regional Conservation Strategy for Leopard and based on it a new National Action Plan. Meantime, WWF will continue its cooperation with the partners on enforcement of Protected Areas system in Armenia as well as will work on consolidation of the Protected Areas ecological network in the south of the country through establishment of ecological corridors.
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Tel: +374 10 58 89 83 (ext. 17)
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