Animal in Armenia
Կովկասյան մարեհավ (“Kovkasyan marehav”)
Was Included in the first edition of the Red Book of the former Soviet Union. Was not in the second edition since the number increased due to the measures of protection taken. Disappearing species for Armenia.
Habitat in Armenia
Number in the wild
Was never a widely spread bird, and hunting was always forbidden in Armenia. The biggest group was me in Bargushat – 70 birds. Nowadays the overall number does not exceed 300.
Reasons for decrease in number
Intensive use of the territories for agricultural purposes, particularly for sheep breeding. Poaching.
Number in captivity
Measures of protection taken
Hunting is forbidden in the territory of Armenia. Included in Dilijan and Shikahogh Nature Reservess. Included in the Appendix 2 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.