12:02 February 22, 2013 | Sevan | GegharkunikAttack on Sevan – All Regime Norms of “Sevan” National Park Violated
Two public hearings on two projects were held in Shorzha and Ardanish villages on 22 February, with a break of two hours, at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. “Gegamet Plus” Company presented the project of...
11:33 February 22, 2013 | Sevan | GegharkunikWhitefish Reserves in Lake Sevan Reduced by 100 Times within Recent 7 Years
The fish reserves in Lake Sevan have been reduced by 100 times in Lake Sevan within recent 7 years. What about the trout the director of...
16:45 February 21, 2013 | Water | GegharkunikGovernmental Decision Higher for Environmental Expertise than Environmental Laws
The SHP project on Daranak River, a part of the drainage basin of Lake Sevan, may destroy the ecosystem of the Daranak River...
13:06 February 15, 2013 | Mining | GegharkunikPublic Hearings on Opencast Chromite Mine Development
The official website of Nature Protection Ministry informs that on 22 February, at 10:00 a.m., the public hearings of Shorzha magnesium-silicate
11:07 February 15, 2013 | Officials | GegharkunikWho Cheats “Rio+20” National Report
The fish reserves in Sevan turn out to be in quite good state: this is what “Rio+20”
12:50 February 08, 2013 | Sevan | GegharkunikHow We Compensate Our Debt to Sevan?
Still in 2009 Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said during his visit to Gegharkounik region, 'We owe a debt towards Sevan. We should return Sevan whatever we have taken from Sevan beginning from the Soviet period. We should return to Sevan its
15:08 February 07, 2013 | Officials | GegharkunikNature Protection Ministry Reply to EcoLur in regard with Sevan Issues
Nature Protection Ministry has replied to EcoLur’s letter in regard with the issues of Lake Sevan
11:29 February 06, 2013 | Sevan | GegharkunikFishing in Sevan not Controlled?
On 31 January EcoLur was on a working trip to Gegharkounik region. In the morning we eye witnessed more than 10 fishing boats in Lake Sevan. We asked from Hambardzum Hambardzumyan whether fishing in Lake Sevan is not banned and whether there is so much fish in Sevan to catch. He said
12:22 February 05, 2013 | Officials | GegharkunikNew Alarm Signal about Lake Sevan
Recently I have observed water getting muddy, rotting processes, in the conversation with fishermen they said all these processes are getting more and more active. I haven’t met such things during this season
15:34 February 01, 2013 | Sevan | GegharkunikSerzh Sargsyan: Policy on Increasing Lake Sevan Level to Be Continued
On 31 January presidential candidate and incumbent president Serzh Sargsyan visited Gegharkounik Region
13:39 January 22, 2013 | Officials | GegharkunikNational Academy of Sciences of Armenia Shares EcoLur’s Concerns on Lake Sevan Problem
The National Academy of Sciences of Armenia shares EcoLur’s concern in regard with some problems of Lake Sevan. The official letter by NAS RA is sent to the Staff Head of the Armenian Government David Sargsyan and concerns to EcoLur’s application to the Armenian Government submitted on the findings of
14:58 January 17, 2013 | Officials | GegharkunikNo Standard Deviations for Fish Farm Operating in Lake
The organization implemented the pilot program was suggested to give proposals to the Ministry of Nature Protection about the quantity of endemic fish species grown in net cages which should be released to Lake Sevan in 2013
15:43 January 15, 2013 | Officials | GegharkunikNegative Balance of Lake Sevan and Optimism of Minister of Nature Protection
For the first time in recent years Lake Sevan has a negative balance. The annual balance is determined as of 1 January. The level of Lake Sevan, as of 1 January 2012, made up
15:52 January 11, 2013 | Officials | GegharkunikNature Protection Minister Aram Harutyunyan Positively Values Tendency to Increase Fish Farms Directly in Lake Sevan
It’s not excluded that Lake Sevan will turn into a fish farm. The fish farm owned by Emmi Fruit is already operating in the lake. Nature Protection Minister Aram Harutyunyan has positively valued this tendency. “If these experiments will work
14:09 December 27, 2012 | Sevan | GegharkunikRA Law “On Lake Sevan” Regularly Violated in Several Articles at Once
For the first time Lake Sevan has a negative balance due to increase in water outlets from Lake Sevan up to 320 million cubic meters. The substantiated public protest joined by the residents of Gegharkounik region, as well as the opinion of Scientific
15:34 December 17, 2012 | Officials | GegharkunikMinistry to Deputy: Need for Expenses Prescribed by Law
Nature Protection Ministry publicized the official response to Deputy Vahan Babayan, which particularly says “that the need for expenses is
12:53 December 17, 2012 | Sevan | GegharkunikIt’s Our Money and We Have No Idea What It Spent On
What are state funds allotted for the conservation of Lake Sevan are spend on? This issue concerns NGOs, as well as the residents of littoral communities of Lake Sevan. On 15 December the discussion of “On Approving Annual
13:08 December 14, 2012 | Sevan | GegharkunikSevan – National Property, It Has No Owners
Sevan is a national property, it has no owners. Maybe it would be better to give Sevan to one person to take care of. We need a body, which will solve
11:26 December 14, 2012 | Mining | Gegharkunik | SyunikThree Public Hearings on Mining Projects in One Day
Three public hearings on mining projects at once have been appointed on 18 December. The public hearings on the expansion project of Sotq gold mine by GeoProMining Company will
11:24 December 10, 2012 | Biodiversity | GegharkunikAgain Land Burning
Another alarm signal has been received from Gegharkounik, from “Areguni” NGO. “The slopes of Miapor-Getik are burning eliminating the whole rich flora and