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Expert NameDr. Levon Aghasyan
DivisionSustainable Development of Natural Ecosystems
Telephone+374 94-134949
Work Experience2011-2012-Team leader of the project “Conservation of the Critically Endangered Endemic Darevsky’s Viper in Lake Arpi National Park, NW Armenia” which is funded by the British Petroleum Conservation Leadership Programme. 2009-2010-Head of the program “Implementation of measures for conservation of Vipera darevskii through the harmonized solution of biodiversity protection and social economic issues in the region (Shirak marz, Ashotsk district, Ghazanchi community, Armenia)” implemented by SDNE. Funding provided by the Global Environment Facility/Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP), UNDP. 2008-Expert in the WWF project "Biodiversity protection and Community Development: Implementing Ecoregional Conservation Plan Targets in South Armenia" 2007-2008 -Team leader of the project “Conservation and further research of distribution of the critically endangered Darevsky's viper (Vipera darevskii) in Armenia” which is funded by the British Petroleum Conservation Leadership Programme. 2005-2006 Team leader of the project “Development of Conservation measures for the Darevsky’s viper in the caucasus” which was funded by the British Petroleum Conservation Programme. 2006-2007- Expert researcher of the project. “Study of the Present State of Populations of Amphibians and Reptiles as a base for Updating of Red Data List of Armenia and IUCN”, which was funded by CEPF. 2004-present- Team member of the project “Research of Armeian viper (Montivipera raddei) distribution, movements and suitable habitats through application of radiotelemetry which is funded by St. Louis Zoo, USA
Qualifications2000-2004 Yerevan State University, B.A of Biology. 2004-2006 Yerevan State University, MSc of Biology. 2009 - PhD applicant in National Academy of Sciences of Armenia
Number of Publications5
AwardsMembership: Member of the Society for Conservation Biology - A global community of conservation professionals (SCB), from 2006 to present.
Other Activities2005(June 18 July 1) Attended the Smithsonian Institution Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity Professional Training Program in USA. Front Royal, Virginia. 2006 (24-28 June) Attended the Society for Conservation Biology 20th Annual Meeting“Conservation Without Borders.” San Jose, California. 2007 (1-5 July) Attended the Society for Conservation Biology 21st Annual Meeting “One World,One Conservation, One Partnership”. Port Elizabeth, Republic of South Africa 2008 (25-27March) Participated at the ninth Student Conference for Conservation Science, at the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK. 2009 (11-16 July) Attended the 23rd International Congress for Conservation Biology (SCB) "Harmony for Nature and Society" Beijing, China.
Publications1. Aghasyan A., Aghasyan L. 2004. The venomous snakes of Armenia. Aroghjapahutyun (Health Care) vol. 1.; 2. Aghasyan A., Aghasyan L. 2004. First aid for the snake bites and the prevention measures. Aroghjapahutyun (Health Care) vol. 2. 3. Levon Aghasyan., Aram Aghasyan. 2006. Herpetological Conference ICU (Independents Country Union) in Puchino RF, according to “New facts of distribution and protection of Darevsky’s viper” (Vipera darevskii Vedmederja, Orlov et Tuniyev, 1986). 4. Aghasyan L. 2009 What are the snakes doing in summer, Aroghjapahutyun (Health Care) vol. 4. 5. Aghasyan A., Aghasyan L., Kaloyan G. Study of Present Status of Amphibian and Reptile Populations for Updating the Red Data Book of Armenia and the IUSN Red List. Status and Protection of Globally Threatened Species in the Caucasus. Tbilisi: CEPF, WWF. Contour Ltd., 2009. pp. 125-130.
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