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Illegal logging in Armenia in 2000-2013

The mountainous areas of the South Caucasus have a wide variety of climate zones, ranging from cold moderate alpine peaks to temperate, humid and arid landscapes.6 The variation in climate zones gives the region its unique and diverse biodiversity, including many rare and endemic species (CEPF 2003). Caucasus region has been recognized as holding an important reservoir of biodiversity, and is indeed considered a globally significant ‘biodiversity hotspot’ based on the richness of species, and level of endemism, recorded. As part of the Caucasus-Anatolian-Hyrcanian Temperate Forest, Armenia’s forests are recognized as a global conservation priority under WWF’s Global 200 Ecoregions (Ulander and Ter-Zakaryn 2012).

Year: 2015

From collection: Outlook on Climate Change Adaptation in the South Caucasus Mountains

Cartographer: GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze

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