NABU has been involved in environmental conservation in Armenia since 2001. Since then NABU has been advising and supporting the Republic of Armenia Ministry of Nature Protection. Whilst supporting the implementation of the International Conventions for the protection of nature was a priority in the early years, collaboration to establish joint projects was increased in 2006. In March 2007 NABU signed a Cooperation Agreement along with the Republic of Armenia Ministry of Nature Protection which provides for collaboration in implementing the projects to protect Armenia’s biodiversity. Since then plans for species protection (eg. protection of Armenian mouflons), land protection (eg. protection of state conservation areas, development of management plans, evaluation of UNESCO’s World Natural Heritage Sites, development of biosphere reserves) as well as increasing the involvement of the Armenian population in protecting nature (eg. environmental education campaigns, promoting and supporting NGOs) have been implemented.