The Lichen of the Year 2015 in Armenia is Peltigera praetextata (Flörke ex Sommerf.) Zopf. On 22 of May 2015, in the frame of “Biodiversity of the Year 2015″ public campaign, the Peltigera praetextata is announced as a lichen of the year. More than 200 people participated in online public voting and voted for Ramalina farinacea, Flavoparmelia caperata and Peltigera praetextata.
The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB). The “Biodiversity of the Year 2015″ public campaign is aimed to raise public awareness on biodiversity conservation in Armenia. The campaign was organized by Young Biologists Association NGO in cooperation with Yerevan State University and supported by The Rufford Foundation.