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YEREVAN. – Armenian ornithologists continue researching white storks.

To get more information about these birds, they put rings with a GPS system around their necks to monitor them.

Project coordinator Karen Aghababyan, who is Chief Scientist at American University of Armenia, told Armenian News-NEWS.am that 250 to 300 white storks currently spend the summer in Armenia. Their number increases with the several other birds that arrive in the country from late February through early March.

In Aghababyan’s words, within the framework of this project, it is planned to regularly monitor the white storks as an indicator of the wetland ecosystem.  

In addition, some other wetland birds will be monitored, and cross-border cooperation will be established with the respective Turkish NGOs.

The project is funded by the Whitley Fund for Nature.

Photos by Arsen Sargsyan/NEWS.am

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