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Astragalus xiphidium: Red Data Book of Armenia
EN B 1 ab(i,ii,iii,iv) + 2 ab(i,ii,iii,iv) Category. Endangered species. Endemic of Transcaucasia. The extent of occurrence and area of occupancy are less than 500 km2. Grows in land development zone. It was not included in the first edition of the Red Data Book of Armenia. It is not included in the Annexes of CITES and that of the Bern Convention. Description. Semishrub with low lignose branched trunk, 30–60 cm. Greyish–green plants, densely covered with adpressed bipartite hairs....
2016-05-03 12:07:58
Astragalus xerophylus: Red Data Book of Armenia
VU* B 1 ab(i,ii,iii,iv) + 2 ab(i,ii,iii,iv) Category. Vulnerable species. The extent of occurrence is less than 5000 km2, the area of occupancy is less than 500 km2. Taking into consideration relatively wide range of distribution of the species in Armenia, the category of threat has been downgraded to VU. It was not included in the first edition of the Red Data Book of Armenia. It is not included in the Annexes of CITES and that of the Bern Convention. Description. Dwarf semishrub 5–20 c...
2016-05-03 12:03:17
Astragalus vedicus: Red Data Book of Armenia
EN B 1 ab(i,ii,iii,iv) + 2 ab(i,ii,iii,iv) Category. Endangered species. Endemic of South Transcaucasia. The extent of occurrence and area of occupancy are less than 500 km2. Grows in the zone of land development. It was not included in the first edition of the Red Data Book of Armenia. It is not included in the Annexes of CITES and that of the Bern Convention. Description. Poorly branched undershrub 10–35 cm. Leaf rachis thin, usually orange-red, ending in spinule; leaflets fleshy, refl...
2016-05-03 11:59:31
Astragalus sukaczevii: Red Data Book of Armenia
VU B 1 ab(i,ii,iii,iv) + 2 ab(i,ii,iii,iv) Category. Vulnerable species. The area of distribution is fragmented. The extent of occurrence is less than 5000 km2, the area of occupancy is less than 500 km2. It was not included in the first edition of the Red Data Book of Armenia. It is not included in the Annexes of CITES and that of the Bern Convention. Description. Perennial stemless plant 5–20 cm, covered with bipartite hairs. Leaves simple, sometimes 1–2 (3–4)–paired,...
2016-05-03 11:40:36
Sevan Lake Water Level Rises
According to the official website of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, օn May 2 the level of Lake Sevan was 1900.46 meters, which is 12 cm higher than the same day last year. The lake level started to rise intensively since April 11, when the water level was 1900.34 meters.  
2016-05-03 11:24:06
Tamamschjaniella rubella: Red Data Book of Armenia
CR B 1 ab(ii,iii,v) + 2 ab(ii,iii,v) Category. Critically endangered species. Endemic of the Caucasus. In Armenia only one population is known. The extent of occurrence and the area of occupancy are less than 10 km2. It was not included in the first edition of the Red Data Book of Armenia. It is not included in the Annexes of CITES and that of the Bern Convention. Description. Perennial herb 40–90 cm with long creeping rhizome. Basal leaves bipinnate–dissected. Bracts absent or 1&n...
2016-05-02 18:15:15
Szovitsia callicarpa: Red Data Book of Armenia
EN B 1 ab(i,ii,iii) + 2 ab(i,ii,iii) Category. Endangered species. Only one population is known. The extent of occurrence and the area of occupancy are less than 500 km2. The main threat is the land development for agricultural purposes. It was included in the first edition of the Red Data Book of Armenia under Category 2: Rare species. It is not included in the Annexes of CITES and that of the Bern Convention. Description. Annual plant 20–50 cm. Leaf lobes narrowly linear. Umbels opposi...
2016-05-02 18:12:41
Stenotaenia daralaghezica: Red Data Book of Armenia
EN B 1 ab(i,ii,iii) + 2 ab(i,ii,iii) Category. Endangered species. Endemic of South Transcaucasia. The extent of occurrence and the area of occupancy are less than 500 km2. It was included in the first edition of the Red Data Book of Armenia under Category 2: Rare species. It is not included in the Annexes of CITES and that of the Bern Convention. Description. Perennial herb up to 1 m. Leaves pubescent, pinnate, of 2–4 pairs almost round, lobate–incised segments. Umbel rays very un...
2016-05-02 18:10:47
Smyrniopsis armena: Red Data Book of Armenia
EN B 1 ab(i,ii,iii,iv) + 2 ab(i,ii,iii,iv) Category. Endangered species. Endemic of Armenia. The extent of occurrence and the area of occupancy are less than 500 km2. It was included in the first edition of the Red Data Book of Armenia under Category 1: Endangered species. It is not included in the Annexes of CITES and that of the Bern Convention. Description. Large yellowish–green perennial herb up to 2,5 m. Leaves glabrous, 2–3–pinnate dissected; terminal lobes large, ovate...
2016-05-02 18:08:03
Seseli leptocladum: Red Data Book of Armenia
EN B 1 ab(ii,iii,iv) + 2 ab(ii,iii,iv) Category. Endangered species. Endemic of Armenia. Only one population is known. The extent of occurrence and the area of occupancy are less than 500 km2. Expansion of settlements and road constructions are main threats. It was included in the first edition of the Red Data Book of Armenia under Category 1: Endangered species. It is not included in the Annexes of CITES and that of the Bern Convention. Description. Perennial herb, 60–100 cm, with thin,...
2016-05-02 18:05:06
Peucedanum pauciradiatum: Red Data Book of Armenia
CR B 1 ab(ii,iii,iv) + 2 ab(ii,iii,iv) Category. Critically endangered species. Endemic of Transcaucasia. The extent of occurrence and the area of occupancy are less than 10 km2. The extent of occurrence and the area of occupancy face decline caused by mining industry and expansion of arable lands. It was not included in the first edition of the Red Data Book of Armenia. It is not included in the Annexes of CITES and that of the Bern Convention. Description. Perennial herb 40–80 cm. Leav...
2016-05-02 17:58:29
Peucedanum caucasicum: Red Data Book of Armenia
VU B 1 ab(ii,iii,iv) + 2 ab(ii,iii,iv) Category. Vulnerable species. It occurs in 2 floristic regions. The extent of occurrence is less than 20000 km2, the area of occupancy is less than 2000 km2. The species grows in the areas subjected to intensive economical activity. It was included in the first edition of the Red Data Book of Armenia under Category 2: Rare species. It is not included in the Annexes of CITES and that of the Bern Convention. Description. Perennial herbs, 40–120 cm. Ro...
2016-05-02 17:53:29
Opopanax persicus: Red Data Book of Armenia
CR B 1 ab(ii,iii,iv) + 2 ab(ii,iii,iv) Category. Critically endangered species. Only one population is known in Aparan floristic region. The extent of occurrence and the area of occupancy are less than 10 km2. Grows in the area of intensive recreation. It was included in the first edition of the Red Data Book of Armenia under Category 2: Rare species. It is not included in the Annexes of CITES and that of the Bern Convention. Description. Perennial herb, up to 150 cm. Basal leaves bipinnate&nd...
2016-05-02 17:49:35
Oenanthe silaifolia: Red Data Book of Armenia
CR B 2 ab(ii,iii,iv) Category. Critically endangered species. One population is known in Yerevan floristic region. The key threats are restricted area of distribution, expansion of arable lands. It was not included in the first edition of the Red Data Book of Armenia. It is not included in the Annexes of CITES and that of the Bern Convention. Description. Perennial herb, 25–50 cm, with thickened tuberiform root. Basal leaves 2–3–pinnate–dissected. Umbel rays 3–10,...
2016-05-02 17:44:35
Astragalus schuschaensis: Red Data Book of Armenia
CR B 1 ab(i,ii,iii) + 2 ab(i,ii,iii) Category. Critically endangered species. Endemic of Transcaucasia. Only one sub–population is known. The extent of occurrence and area of occupancy are less than 10 km2. The species is on the verge of extinction caused by the development of mining industry. It was included in the first edition of the Red Data Book of Armenia under Category 1: Endangered species. It is not included in the Annexes of CITES and that of the Bern Convention. Description. C...
2016-05-02 13:58:59
Astragalus schelkovnikovii: Red Data Book of Armenia
CR B 1 ab(i,ii,iii,iv) + 2 ab(i,ii,iii,iv) Category. Critically endangered species. It grows in the Ararat Valley, in the zone of intensive economic activity. The extent of occurrence and area of occupancy are less than 10 km2. The area of distribution is severely fragmented. It was not included in the first edition of the Red Data Book of Armenia. It is not included in the Annexes of CITES and that of the Bern Convention. Description. Perennial branched plant 10–40 cm, covered with bipa...
2016-05-02 13:51:49
Garni canyon Natural Monument
Garni Canyon is located around 30 km east of capital Yerevan. What make it absolutely glorious are the polygon columns and the vertical cliffs. The canyon is believed to be formed millions of years ago. It was caused by volcanic eruptions. But the site would definitely not be this impressive if it had not gone through the cooling and solidifying processes of the boiling lava. It is basically due to it that the canyon has acquired the current forms, which make it appear perfect. The formation of...
2016-05-02 12:42:08
Devil's Bridge Natural Monument
The Devil’s Bridge is located in the Canyon of Vorotan River to the east of Tatev village in the depth of 700-800 meters. Note that in such a depth the gorge is so narrow that the sun rays hardly ever reach the bridge and the bottom. The Devil’s Bridge is 30 meters long and is 50-60 meters wide and is surrounded by mountainous springs. The waters of the springs have given pink, yellow and green coloring to the rocks of the canyon. The bridge has natural origin and is formed by trav...
2016-05-02 12:38:09
Mount Aragats Natural Monument
Formed by a volcano eruption in the distant past Mount Aragats is the highest peak in Armenia. It has four peaks the highest of which is the Northern with 4090 meters of height. Then come the Western peak (4080 meters), the Eastern (3916 meters) and the Southern (3879 meters). Traces of ancient culture as well as an ancient irrigation system were discovered on the slopes of the mountain. Also, fish-like monuments known as “dragons” and symbolizing cult of water were found. The slope...
2016-05-02 11:56:22
Lake Sevan Natural Monument
Lake Sevan is located in Gegharkhounik Province, 60 kilometers to the north of capital Yerevan. It’s the greatest one in the Caucasus Region. Its significance is also conditioned by the fact that it provides fresh water and fresh water fish to the Transcaucasus region. In addition to that, it’s one of the freshwater high mountain lakes in Eurasia. Note that the lake’s basin makes up the one sixth of Armenia’s entire territory. Twenty-eight rivers and streams flow into the...
2016-05-02 11:47:48
Kirants-Samson Gorge Natural Monument
The distance between capital Yerevan and Kirants-Samson Gorge is 168 kilometers. In a broader sense, it means you will have to spend around 2.5-3 hours on the road. The gorge is located in the village of Kirants. The gorge is spectacular and is breathtakingly beautiful at any time of the year. Each season brings its own beauty to the gorge where the dense forests with unique and impressive flora and fauna will make your visit even more memorable. Straying a bit from the subject the name &ldquo...
2016-05-02 11:44:05
Parz Lich Natural Monument
Parz Lich is located in Dilijan National Park, to the north of the city of Dilijan at the altitude of 1400 meters above sea level. The lake covers an area of 2 hectares and is 5 meters deep, 385 meters long and 85 meters wide. While Parz Lich is a smaller-in-size lake, it has much to offer to each of its visitors. Among them are four-wheeled motorcycles, boats, crafts, fishing and camping. They say what the poet wants are mountains, and what a tourist might want after a whole day of travels is...
2016-05-02 11:29:57
Noravank Gorge Natural Monument
The Gorge of Noravank is popular with its caves, and splendid flora and fauna. The gorge is located in Vayots Dzor District. There is an interesting story regarding the name of Vayots Dzor – it is said that once there was the city of Moz, which was covered with lava after the local volcano erupted. The eruption was caused by an earthquake. The sorrowful cries “vai, vai” of those people who survived the natural calamity resulted in the naming. The naming suggests that Vayots Dzo...
2016-05-02 11:26:50
Mozrov Cave Natural Monument
The wonderful Cave of Mozrov is located in Vayots Dzor province, near the city of Yeghegnadzor. Had not a road construction taking to Mozrov village been launched, the cave would probably remain unknown until today. Strange as it can sound, this miraculous cave was discovered only 30 years ago and since then has attracted a great number of nature and adventure lovers, tourists and locals. Inside the cave there is a large diversity of natural geological formations, which are so unique and seem t...
2016-05-02 11:22:12
Shaki Waterfall Natural Monument
The arresting Waterfall of Shaki is located in Vorotan Canyon, in the province of Syunik. A bit straying from the topic, it should be said that Syunik province is one of the leading tourist destinations where some of the primary archaeological sites and sacred places can be found. This waterfall more belongs to the fan type and is formed due to one of the smallest tributaries of Vorotan River. The water falls from a height of 40 meters. The excavations held in and around the place the waterfal...
2016-05-02 11:11:41
Vorotan River Canyon Natural Monument
Vorotan River Canyon or simply Vorotan Canyon is located in Syunik province. It is over 100 meters deep and the registered widest point reaches 3 kilometers. The canyon appears to be especially splendid due to the River of Vorotan, which originates from Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) plateau. The river is 178 kilometers long and has a basin of 5650 square kilometers. The river originates from Davagyoz Mountain and feeds the large Spandarian Reservoir. It also feeds the historical Angeghakot village...
2016-05-02 11:05:05
Sev Lich Preserve
Year of establishment –12.10.2001 (RA Governments Decree No.975, 17.11.1987 DecreeNo.717) Occupied area – 240 ha Departmental subordination – the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia Managing organization - <<Reserve Park Complex>> SNCO Location – Southern Armenia, Syunik Marz, near the crater of the Mount Mets Ishkhanasar (Syunik volcanic plateau). 2658 m above sea level, Kharabagh volcanic plateau Protected object – High mountainous volca...
2016-05-02 10:36:12
Plane Grove Preserve
Year of establishment -13.09.1958 թ. (ArmSSR Council of Ministers Decree No. 341). Occupied area – 60 ha Departmental subordination – the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia Managing organization - «Shikahogh» State Reserve SNCO Location – Southern Armenia, Syunik Marz, Tsav River valley. 700-750 m above sea level Protected object – Singular natural grove of oriental plane in the Caucasus
2016-05-02 10:30:39
5 Day Weather Forecast
In the Republic On May 2 in Lori, Tavush, Syunik and Artsakh, on the second half of the daytime and on the first half of night of May 3-6 in most regions short rain with storm is predicted. In separate places hail is possible. The Southwest wind speed is 2-7 m/s. During the storm the wind speed may exceed up to 15-20 m/s. The air temperature will not change significantly. In the daytime of May 3 it will go up by 2-4 degrees. In Yerevan On May 2 no precipitation is predicted. On the second...
2016-05-02 10:05:58
Jermuk hydrological Preserve
Year of establishment -17.09.2009 (RA Governments Decree No. 1063-Ն). Occupied area – 17 371ha Departmental subordination – the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia Managing organization - <<Reserve Park Complex>> SNCO Location – Southern Armenia, Vayots Dzor Marz, upper course of River Arpa. 2100-2470m above sea level Protected object – Jermuk mineral water
2016-04-30 17:06:11
Jermuk forest Preserve
Year of establishment -13.09.1958 (ArmSSR Council of Ministers Decree No. 341) Occupied area – 3865ha Departmental subordination – the Ministry of Agriculture of Armenia Managing organization - «Hayantar» SNCO Location – Southern Armenia, Vayots Dzor Marz, Arpa River Basin. 1100-2800 m above sea level Protected object – Oak forests, rare animals
2016-04-30 17:03:42
Vordan Karmir Preserve
Year of establishment -02.02.1987 թ. (ArmSSR Council of Ministers Decree No.61) Occupied area – 219.85ha Departmental subordination – the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia Managing organization - «Reserve Park Complex» SNCO Location – Central Armenia, Armavir Marz, semi-desert areas of Ararat Valley. 835- 850 m above sea level Protected object – Ararat cochineal and typical semidesert vegetation, unique plant association  
2016-04-30 16:59:20
Margahovit Preserve
Year of establishment - 16.11.1971 (ArmSSR Council of Ministers Decree No. 375) Occupied area – 3368 ha Departmental subordination – the Ministry of Agriculture of Armenia Managing organization - «Hayantar» SNCO Location – Northern Armenia, Lori Marz, northern slopes of Pambak Mountainous Range. Pambak River Basin, Gugark region. 1900-2200 m above sea level Protected object – Forest animals - roe-deer, brown bear, red deer, Caucasian black grouse
2016-04-30 16:56:14
Her-her scanty forests Preserve
Year of establishment -13.09.1958 (ArmSSR Council of Ministers Decree No. 341) Occupied area – 6139 ha Departmental subordination – the Ministry of Agriculture of Armenia Managing organization - «Hayantar» SNCO Location – Southern Armenia, Vayots Dzor Marz, Her-Her River Basin (right tributary of River Arpi). 1400-2000 m above sea level Protected object – Relict yew open woodland and remnant orchards of pear, tragacanth milk vetch
2016-04-30 16:44:09
Hankavan hydrological Preserve
Year of establishment - 17.09.2009 (RA Governments Decree No. 1063-Ն) Occupied area – 5169.04 ha Departmental subordination – the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia Managing organization - «Reserve Park Complex» SNCO Location – Central Armenia, Kotayk Marz, upper course of River Marmarik. 1950-2370m above sea level Protected object – Hankavan mineral water
2016-04-30 16:32:05
Caucasian Rose-bay Preserve
Year of establishment -29.01.1959 (ArmSSR Council of Ministers Decree No. 20) Occupied area – 1000 ha Departmental subordination – the Ministry of Agriculture of Armenia Managing organization - «Hayantar» SNCO Location – Northern Armenia, Lori Marz, northern slopes of Pambak and TsakhkunyatsMountainous Ranges, Gugark and Ijevan regions. 1900-2200 m above sea level Protected object – Caucasian rose-bay (Rhododendron caucasicum)  
2016-04-30 16:27:21
Khor Virap Preserve
Year of establishment - 25.01.2007 (RA Governments Decree No. 975-Ն) Occupied area – 50.28 ha Departmental subordination – the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia Managing organization - «Khosrov Forest» State Reserve» SNCO Location – Central Armenia, Ararat Marz, Ararat Plateau, nearby the monastery complex Khor Virap. 800-890 m above sea level Protected object – Wetland ecosystems and typical species of plants and animals
2016-04-30 16:23:02
Ijevan Preserve
Year of establishment - 16.11.1971 (ArmSSR Council of Ministers Decree No. 375) Occupied area – 5908 ha Departmental subordination – the Ministry of Agriculture of Armenia Managing organization - «Hayantar» SNCO Location – Northern Armenia, Tavush Marz, slopes of Ijevan and Kayen Mountainous Ranges, River Aghstev Basin. 900-2100 m above sea level Protected object – Rare and valuable animal species - brown bear, roe-deer, black grouse and other fores...
2016-04-30 16:19:53
Zikatar Preserve
Year of establishment - 08.04.2010 (RA Governments Decree No.380-Ն) Occupied area –150 ha Departmental subordination – RA Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia Managing organization - «Zikatar» environmental center» SNCO Location – RA Tavush Marz, slopes of Gugarats Ranges. 1250-1650 m above sea level Protected object – forest natural ecosystems  
2016-04-30 16:15:45
Zangezur Preserve
Year of establishment - 15.10.2009 (RA Governments Decree No.1187-Ն) Occupied area – 17 368.77 ha Departmental subordination – RA Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia Managing organization - <<Shikahogh>> State Reserve>> SNCO Location – Southern Armenia, Syunik Marz, slopes of Easterner Zangezur Mountainous Range. 2600-3904m above sea level Protected object –meadow steppe, alpine ecosystems
2016-04-30 16:11:04
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