One of the most interesting taxonomic floral groups in Armenia is the wild pear. In Armenia there are 32 known pear species, 12 of which are endemic. Six of these are found only in the southern part of the country. The Herher state sanctuary, established in 1958, is home to the only known population of the critically endangered Gergeranian pear. Since the sanctuary’s establishment no in-depth studies have been conducted and there is an urgent need for proper planning and protection of the site. FFI is carrying out baseline work to establish how best to prevent this species of pear from being lost forever.
Today, over 10,000 tree species are threatened with extinction, with more than 1,900 species listed as critically endangered. Find out how FFI is working to conserve our planet's threatened trees.
Almost 8,000 species of fish, amphibian, reptile, mammal and bird are officially categorised as globally threatened, and over 9,600 tree species are in danger of extinction.