Vacancy of National Project Coordinator

The Regional Environmental Center for the Caucasus Armenia (REC Caucasus) is seeking a dedicated and experienced National Project Coordinator to join our team in Armenia. This position will play a crucial role in impleme...



Vacancy of International Expert on Agrobiodiversity

Vacancy of International Expert on Agrobiodiversity is available at UNEP/GEF “Land Restoration and Ecosystem Service Improvement through Use of Fruit and Nut Tree Biodiversity in Armenia” Project GEF ID 11140 project...



Vacancy for Gender Expert

Vacancy for Gender expert is available. For more information on vacancy details please open relevant files. Interested candidates should submit their updated CVs and cover letters to the following address: inforeccaucasus@gmail.com by the 11th of December, 2023, by 12:00 a.m...



Government of Norway funds RECC for a new project

The Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus, with the financial support of the Norwegian government is starting a new project “Support Development of Biodiversity Conservation Policies and Practices in Mountain Regions of the South Caucasus”. 

The project is funded by the government of Norway and will be implemented in three South Caucasus countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The Project duration is 2011 – 2014. The project aims to build capacity of local communities and authorities to address biodiversity loss in forest ecosystems of mountain regions of South Caucasus in order to improve participatory biodiversity management. It is also expected that regional meeting will identify priorities for development of Ecological and economic approaches to structure evaluation of ecosystem services, and will help elaborate recommendations of appropriate valuation methodologies to examine the economic costs of biodiversity loss and the costs and benefits of actions to reduce these losses.

Specific Objectives

  • To raise awareness and knowledge of local communities,local authorities in mountain regions and decision-makers at national level on values of forest ecosystems services and biodiversity, as well as benefits of conservation and sustainable use,
  • To increase willingness to protect biodiversity
  • To introduce practices of participatory biodiversity management planning at local level
  • To demonstrate practical application through implementation of pilot projects on restoration of degraded forest ecosystems and respective enhancement of their values.