Europe and Central Asia

Armenia – Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds (ASPB)

BirdLife Affiliate

Founded in 2002
Members: 16
Staff: 6
Paruyr Sevak 7, Yerevan, AM, 0014
+374 10 208725

Mission of the organisation

ASPB aims to study, protect and maintain the viable populations of birds, especially those threatened and vulnerable classified globally and at national level, and areas of strategic importance to birds as a valuable natural resource. It is committed to use birds as an important advocacy medium to leverage environmental interest and concern.

Key Activities

  • Species Conservation Programme: Cinereous and Gyps vultures, Lesser Kestrel.
  • National IBA Programme, monitoring of 18 Armenian IBAs, development and promotion of local caretaker groups.
  • Special monitoring schemes for Lesser Kestrel, Cinereous Vulture, Common Crane (archibaldi), globally threatened waterbirds.
  • Monitoring programmes: Mid-winter counts, migratory and breeding bird counts.
  • Education outreach work in key IBAs, national campaigns (e.g. Spring Alive, Bird of the Year) and advocacy of globally and nationally red listed species across the country.


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