The Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR) is a privately protected 30,000 hectares territory surrounding Khosrov Forest State Reserve. This area was purchased by FPWC to encourage the population growth of rare wildlife species in the region such as Armenian Mouflon, Syrian Brown Bears, Bezoar Goats, Bearded Vultures, and Caucasian Leopards
Armenia is a unique place in term of its flora. The flora of the country is very interesting, extremely rich in species, as it is at the junction of completely different floristic provinces: Caucasian province, which is a part of the Euro-Siberain phytogeographical region and Anatolian, Armeno-Iranian provinces, which are part of the Irano-Turanian region.
The vertical zonation results in an interchange of different types of vegetation starting from the 450 m. in the very south-east (Meghri region) and 4,000 m. (Aragats mountain) above sea level up to the altitudes of alpine meadow zone.
The floristic richness of the country is over 3,500 species with more than 100 endemics.
Armenia with its geographic location, altitude differences, and unique landscapes supports more than 350 bird species during the year. Diverse habitats and breathtaking nature from arid ecosystems to alpine meadows provide a variety of opportunities where you can spend unforgettable time watching birds.
Regional endemics like Caspian Snowcock, Caucasian Black Grouse, Armenian Gull and beautiful rarities like White-tailed Lapwing, Upchers warbler, Red-tailed Wheatear, White-throated Robin, Crimson-winged Finch, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, etc.
FPWC is conducting monitoring and conservation of endangered mammal species and the protection of wildlife corridor in central and southern Armenia. Work of our rangers and trap cameras giving an opportunity to find and see animals.
Bezoar goats and Syrian bear are the easiest ones to see. Going up the subalpine zone we will have a chance to see the regional endemic Armenian Mouflon (O. o. Gmelini). During the late autumn and winter, we can spend time looking for Lynxes and Wolves. The most exciting one is, of course, the Persian Leopard, which is a usual visitor of our protected areas.