You, a traveler to Armenia. You’re ready to have an experience found nowhere else, rejuvenate in nature and contribute to the places you visit.
Rural Armenians. Witty and colorful, rural Armenians live amidst the nature that has sustained our people for 6000 years. But in a depressed economy and with a grim outlook for the future, many locals are leaving for new countries.
Armenian nature. We’re small and hard to reach, yet we have five unique vegetation zones, 3500 plant species, 316 endemic animals, 349 bird species, and 300 endangered animal species like the Caucasian Leopard and the Armenian Mouflon. Conservation International named us as a World Biodiversity Hotspot, but human activity and climate change are threatening these natural treasures.
Us, SunChild EcoTours and our parent organization, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Culture (FPWC). The FPWC works with rural Armenians, students and policy makers to build respectful relationships between people, nature and cultural heritage while managing the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR) and the Yerevan Zoo. The FPWC founded SunChild EcoTours to include tourists in our movement, create economic opportunities for rural Armenians, and to build a fair and sustainable tourism niche in Armenia.