Conservation of "Trchkan Waterfall" natural monument through creating preconditions for community tourism development in Mets Parni
* Quality Assured Data from SGP’s Annual Monitoring Process as of June 30, 2021.
Conservation of "Trchkan Waterfall" natural monument through creating preconditions for community tourism development in Mets Parni
“Trchkan Waterfall” Natural Monument is located on the Chichkhan River (the highest waterfall of Armenia: 23.5m), in the administrative district of Mets Parni community of Lori region at a distance of 12 km from the village. In 2008 it received a status of a Natural Monument. According to the Status Passport the right to property as well as the responsibility of preserving of Trchkan Waterfall belongs to Mets Parni community. However, uncontrolled picnicking and tourist visitation to Trchkan result in littering of the natural monument area and degradation of the landscape environment. In the meantime, the waterfall area has a great potential for eco-tourism development implying certain economic benefits which can be used to preserve the Monument while improving livelihoods of local population. To address these issues the project plans to introduce a community-based sustainable model for “Trchkan Waterfall” management for preservation and sustainable use of the natural landscape area.
The overall objective of this project is to preserve the “Trchkan Waterfall” Natural Monument and the biodiversity of the surrounding area with the development of appropriate infrastructures and promotion of community-based eco-tourism in Mets Parni.
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Project Snapshot

Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 15,385.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 15,768.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
A kick-off meeting is expected to be held in Mets Parni community at the launch of the project. Mets Parni Community Council, Climate Revolving Investment Civil Fund will be the key partners in all phases of the project implementation and will be the main facilitator for easy communication with community residents. In the course of the project, community meetings will be organized periodically, depending on the process and requirements of the project, and “Trchkan” Community Development NGO as a local CSO representative will periodically raise the community awareness.
Policy Impact
According to the Passport of “Trchkan Waterfall” Natural Monument the right to property and preservation of the Monument belongs to Mets Parni community. However, Mets Parni community does not have a sustainable model of governance through which sustainable tourism can be managed and the natural monument conserved. The project is intended to organize this process through Climate Revolving Investment Civil Fund of Mets Parni Community, which can ensure the effective management of the Natural Monument and its unique landscape environment.
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Hectares of globally significant biodiversity area protected or sustainably managed by project 5
Innovative financial mechanisms put in place through SGP project 1
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 15

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Ms. Liana Hovsepyan


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