EU-funded FLEG II Program has completed in February 2017. Learn more about the Program and its results, read the final reports, or contact us.

ADA-funded FLEG II Program has completed in December 2017. Learn more about the Program and its results, read the final reports, or contact us.

 
23/06/2015

“Substantial potential”: Citizen forest monitoring in Armenia

Community volunteers in Kapan in the province of Syunik, Armenia participated in various field training sessions as part of the independent citizen forest monitoring project. Through trainings such as these, FLEG II was able to organize local forest monitoring groups in 6 forested regions of Armenia.

New report details FLEG II’s independent public forest monitoring project

Beginning in 2014, the Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Program (FLEG II) began combining community volunteer efforts and satellite technology to monitor illegal forest activities in Armenia. The government forest agency “Hayantar” SNCO embraced it as a way to help the agency identify illegal operations that may otherwise go undetected or unreported, and the opportunities to help protect their local forests motivated dozens of Armenians to join the effort.

Today, FLEG II released its official report on the project, which concludes “Armenia holds a substantial human potential in order to maintain and implement an independent public monitoring of forests.” The report details the work behind the project, its results and necessary next steps to ensure Armenia can utilize this potential for the maximum benefit of its forests and forest communities.

More on this project is available in the FLEG II web story Not in Our Forests.

Read the full report (PDF)



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