RuffordSG conference Armenia

From 27th until the 30th of september, the Rufford small grants recipients conference was held in Tsaghkhadzor, Armenia. This conference brought together all beneficiaries of a Rufford grant from the Caucasus and wider region of the last years. All participants, including Johannes Jansen representing the BRC, presented the results of their projects and discussed future plans. 
It was an excellent opportunity to meet regional peers and get to know their work and goals.
An important outcome of the conference was to create a network of 'border-less conservationists' of the wider Caucasus, to enhance cooperation, communication and exchange in between conservationists. This network will also be used to enforce our common voice towards the outside world, to governments, decision makers and press. Especially for interdisciplinary projects or trans-boundary concerns where we a strong cooperation and opinion is needed, we hope to make a difference.
Thanks to the Young Biologists Association of Armenia for their excellent organization!

(c) pictures by Johannes Jansen