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Ranger Manuk Manukyan with WLT’s Conservation Programmes Officer

Reserve ranger: Manuk Manukyan
Country: Armenia
Partner organisation: Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC)

Armenia is one of the world’s lesser-known biodiversity hotspots and ranger Manuk, a trained vet, works to protect the Buffer Zone Reserve from illegal hunting and logging, a widespread problem throughout the country.

The reserve is home to Brown Bears, Grey Wolves and Bezoar Goats – a native subspecies of wild goat with horns nearly as long as its body.

Manuk said: "I would love to see a leopard in the reserve, after spotting one in the area about a decade ago."

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