Armenia Tree Project
Armenia Tree Project (ATP), a non-profit program based in Watertown and Yerevan, conducts vitally important environmental projects in Armenia’s impoverished and deforested zones and seeks support in advancing its reforestation mission.
Since 1994, ATP has made enormous strides in combating desertification in the biologically diverse but threatened Caucasus region. Millions of trees have been planted and restored, and hundreds of jobs have been created for Armenians in seasonal tree-related programs.
ATP works to further Armenia’s economic and social development by mobilizing resources to fund reforestation. These vital new trees provide food, wood, environmental benefits, and opportunities for economic growth.
Our goal is to assist the Armenian people in using trees to improve their standard of living and protect the global environment. In so doing, we are guided by the need to promote self-sufficiency, aid those with the fewest resources first, and conserve the indigenous ecosystem.
ATP works on three major program initiatives:
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ATP has a staff of over 60 in Armenia. The Yerevan branch manages three state-of-the-art tree nurseries and an environmental education center, partners with villagers to create tree-based micro-enterprise opportunities, creates urban green belts for public use, restores degraded forest lands, and employs hundreds of part-time workers to plant new forests.