The Republic of Armenia is acceding to AEWA becoming the 81st Party on 1 July. It has been a Party to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), since 2011. Armenia, whose capital is Yerevan, is a landlocked country situated in the southern Caucasus, between the Black and Caspian Seas, where Europe meets Asia. Armenia has a population of 3 million people and an area of just under 30,000 km2. It shares borders with Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and the Islamic Republic of Iran.