Dilijan National Park © Wikimedia Commons

Dilijan National Park © Wikimedia Commons

Dilijan National Park

Known for its magnificent oak and beech forests and curative mineral springs, Dilijan National Park is often called “Little Armenian Switzerland”. Only 90 minutes from Yerevan, the park is a popular day trip or weekend destination. Landscapes range from woodlands to high mountain and house a number of priority species including, the endemic black grouse, red deer, brown bear and lynx. The park also holds a number of cultural sites and historical monuments.

CNF Support

Supported since: 2014
Grant amount: €162,000

Recent Projects and Investments:

  • With funding from the Acacia Conservation Fund, CNF is creating a management plan and long-term activity plan for Dilijan National Park. The two year project will use a participatory approach that will address issues regarding the park’s internal zoning, biodiversity monitoring and tourism and recreational development. The management plan will be created to international standards and will be used as a template for other parks in Armenia.
  • With our partner WWF, CNF is supporting the reintroduction of the red deer to Armenia. The first phase of the project will take place in Dilijan National Park, where the broadleaf forests, mainly the stands of oaks and beeches provide ideal habitat for red deer.