Lutra lutra meridionalis
Animal in Armenia
Under the menace disappearing. Included in the Red Book of the former USSR.
Habitat in Armenia
Was met in Armenia almost everywhere.
Number in the wild
Current number not available.
Reasons for decrease in number
For the last 50 years the number has sufficiently decreased due to the outflow of water from Lake Sevan, decrease of marshland area and rivers, and general decrease of quality of environment. Other reason is the soiling of rivers and lakes by industrial and agricultural waste which decreases the number of fish in the rivers.
Number in captivity
Measures of protection taken
Hunting is forbidden since 1960.