One of the world’s lesser-known biodiversity hotspots, the Caucasus covers an area of more than 500,000 sq km between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea and includes parts of Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Iran and Turkey.
The region is home to a wealth of wildlife – including the Caucasian Leopard, Brown Bear, Grey Wolf and Bezoar Goat – and has a high level of endemism, meaning many of the species that live here are found nowhere else on Earth.
Since 2010, World Land Trust (WLT) has been supporting conservation projects in Armenia’s Caucasus region.
Projects in Armenia
Caucasus Wildlife Refuge
World Land Trust (WLT) was instrumental in helping FPWC establish the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge, in collaboration with operational partner IUCN Netherlands, who provided a grant to fund the reserve and its expansion.
WLT is funding land purchase and protection projects to extend the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge and strengthen a ranger team to tackle illegal hunting within the region.