Environmental Completed Projects

28.10.2016

Attachments As Armenia faces severe problems with its environment, environmental protection has been an important theme from the beginning of the Tufenkian Foundation. In 2002, responding to the rapid deforestation of the country, the Foundation brought even more focus to its environmental program by initiating a project aimed at restoring and protecting Armenia’s threatened forests. […]

Read more...
28.10.2016

Attachments Armenia historically had forests covering 35% of its current territory. Unfortunately, the forest coverage has dropped recently to a historic low of 7-8% today. This severe situation means that Armenia is on the list of the “low forest coverage countries” of the world and puts Armenia on the track for intensive desertification, loss of […]

Read more...
28.10.2016

Attachments Forest-adjacent, rural communities in Armenia are often poor and in need of sources of income and jobs. Armenia needs to move from the short term approach of destroying the environment for a few short-term jobs that may last a few years and instead build sustainable economies that will bring in income for generations. To […]

Read more...
28.10.2016

Attachments Given the severe disempowerment of the vast majority of the population, it is important to engage youth and others in effective approaches to solving environmental problems in Armenia. This is an important path to bringing positive change for environmental protection and sustainability. The Foundation has been taking the following actions aimed at helping develop […]

Read more...
28.10.2016

Attachments Following on the success with saving the Shikahogh Reserve in 2005, the Tufenkian Foundation was a key leader in the SOS Yerevan coalition that worked with the Kamarayin Chamber music hall to help protect the nearby park from becoming a huge billiard and café complex right up to the door of the hall. This […]

Read more...