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SunChild Eco Clubs: Shaping Civic and Environmental Consciousness in Armenia

Guest blog by Eva Martirosyan, Deputy Director, Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC).

Throughout my 10 years and dozens of projects at the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC), the SunChild environmental education project has always been a frontier guard for the inspiration and 

Afghanistan, Birding, and Conflict – the ABCs of Conservation in a Complex Landscape

Guest blog by Peter Zahler

One of the first assertions that I heard about wildlife from the early days of my career in international conservation was “wildlife doesn’t get to choose where it lives.” Of course species ‘choose’ where to live in terms of habitat, but where that habitat exists – especially in terms of adjoining or encroaching human activities – is where this assertion becomes an unfortunate reality.


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