Amphibians and Reptiles in the New Edition of the Animals’ Red Data Book of Armenia
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2013, Pages: 77-88
Received: Apr. 2, 2013; Published: Apr. 2, 2013
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Aram Aghasyan, Institute of Zoology of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
Levon Aghasyan, Institute of Zoology of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
Eduard Yeghiasaryan, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia
Silva Amiryan, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia
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Abstract
Being a mountainous country with distinct altitudinal zonality, Armenia retains high diversity and endemism of plant and animal species. New edition of the Red Data Book represents an important official document and a guide towards the efficient conservation of Armenia’s unique fauna which demands for the large-scale work on the improvement of legislative background, implementation of population monitoring, early detection of imminent threats, and development of the regional strategy of genetic resources conservation. The goal of this article is to present Amphibians and Reptiles included in the new edition of Red Data Book of Armenia.
Keywords
Red Data Book, Biodiversity, Animals, Amphibians, Reptiles, Rare Species, Endangered Species
To cite this article
Aram Aghasyan, Levon Aghasyan, Eduard Yeghiasaryan, Silva Amiryan, Amphibians and Reptiles in the New Edition of the Animals’ Red Data Book of Armenia, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2013, pp. 77-88. doi: 10.11648/j.aff.20130202.14
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