Vardahovit is a community in the Vayots Dzor region, Armenia. It is 2050 meters above sea level, where all clean water springs and rivers arise.
Several years from now the community was under the danger of gold mining by a Canadian organization. Due to our collaboration and work the community rejected the mining proposal and adopted the ecological path․ Community council decided to give 1000 hectares of land to FPWC for perpetuity for wildlife conservation purposes. Later we rented about 4,000 hectares of land for the same purpose.
This area is known for its historical and cultural sites. Here is situated Old Getik monastery (9-12 centuries) and many others.
Vardahovit community lands are one of the main habitats for bears. One can find here lynxes, leopards, wildcat, mouflons, wild goats, wolfs, etc. The area is rich in herbs (up to 100 species), which are not yet well observed.