11:43 May 28, 2015 | Biodiversity | SyunikArmenian Government and German KfW Bank Shall Work Transparently in Managing Zangezour Biospheric Complex
Armenian Government and German KfW Bank Shall Work Transparently in Managing Zangezour Biospheric Complex
17:31 May 21, 2015 | Officials | SyunikExecutive Recognized Eminent Domain over 491.8093 ha Land Areas in Artsvanik. Sevaqar, Achanan, Chapni and Syunik Communities for Expansion of ZCMC Tailing Dump
The Urban Development Ministry gave its consent to this resolution, if normative distance of 300 meters is ensured between Chapni and Atchanan communities and the planned tailing dump
13:31 May 19, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzorAmulsar Project Discussed at EBRD Special Session (Photos)
The questions connected Amulsar open pit mining project and the construction of a heap leach facility in Armenia were raised at special session “EBRD Projects and Nature Recourses” held on 14 May. The session was organized in the frames of the EBRD Annual Meeting
16:40 May 13, 2015 | Officials | SyunikWhere Zangezour Copper and Molybdenum Combine Will Dump Its Wastes, When Artsvanik Tailing Dump Is Reclaimed?
The Armenian Government decided to make a law “Investment Program for Processing Industrial Dumps Accumulated and Accumulating Because of Activities of “Zangezour Copper and Molybdenum Combine” CJSC and accumulated and accumulating
14:02 May 07, 2015 | Mining | Syunik“Zangezour” Biospheric Complex: Question With No Answers
the communities don’t know what the conservation regime of the specially protected areas is and which activities comply with the environmental legislation of Armenia
14:05 May 04, 2015 | Biodiversity | Syunik"Kaputjugh" and "Qajarants" SHPP Developers: Eurasian Leopard, Bezoar Goat and Armenian Moufflon Are Red-Listed Species
“Arev&Jur” LLC plans to construct two SHPPs - "Kaputjugh" and "Qajarants" SHPPs in the area of “Zangezour” biospheric complex. Qajaran Village Head Rafik Atayan has a positive attitude towards the construction of
16:50 April 29, 2015 | Mining | SyunikTashtoun Residents Disappointed with Meghrasar Gold Mining Project
“AT-Metals” Armenian-Russian Joint Enterprise is not developing Meghrasar gold mine located in Syunik Region. As Tashtoun Community Head Henrik Gabrielyan informed Ecolur, the company was not able to apply the extraction technology
14:48 April 29, 2015 | Biodiversity | SyunikNew "Tatev" National Park in Armenia
On April 28 the kick-off meeting on establishing “Tatev” National Park and Biodiversity Preservation Community Models was held: the main aim of the project is to establish a national park in Tatev region, which will ensure the preservation
12:12 April 29, 2015 | Officials | SyunikFinance Ministry Responding to "Dundee Precious Metals Kapan" CJSC General Manager Hrach Jabrayan's Statements
The Finance Ministry has responded to "Dundee Precious Metals Kapan" CJSC General Manager Hrach Jabrayan's statements. Information and Public Relations Department of the Ministry in its response sent
17:56 April 28, 2015 | Small HPPs, Renewable Energy | Syunik"Kaputjugh" SHHP Construction in Area of "Zangezour Biospheric Complex"
“Arev&Jur” LLC is planning to construct "Kaputjugh" SHHP (length-8630 m) on the Kaputjugh tributary to the Voghji River in “Zangezour” state reserve included in "Zangezour Biospheric Complex". From the viewpoint of administrative
13:03 April 28, 2015 | Mining | SyunikDundee Precious Metals Appealing 3.8 Billion Fine of Finance Ministry in Court
“Dundee Precious Metals Kapan” CJSC has issued a claim to court to appeal the fine of 3.8 billion AMD imposed by Finance Ministry, as General Manager Hrach Jabrayan said in his interview with
15:23 April 27, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzorSOS Amulsar Initiative Received Response from IFC CAO Office
The CAO (Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman) produced a compliance appraisal report on the complaint on Amulsar open pit mining project and the construction of a heal peach facility implemented by
14:25 April 16, 2015 | Biodiversity | SyunikManagement of Zangezour Biospheric Complex Established for Effective Management of SPAs in Syunik Remains Unsolved
The the problem with the management of “Zangezour” Biospheric Comples established for the effectiveness of the management of specially protected areas of nature in Syunik Region, Armenia, remain
18:43 April 14, 2015 | Biodiversity | Ararat | Kotayk | Syunik | Vayots dzorEcocorridors - New Protected Areas in Armenia
WWF Armenia launches a new project on creation of eco-corridors that will connect the specially protected areas. The first corridor will run from Arevik National Park to Khosrov reserve. It will include
16:07 April 14, 2015 | Officials | SyunikOmbudsman Addressed Qajaran Dust Problem In Report
One of the Nature Protection Ministry’s dereliction of duties is non-performance of dust monitoring in Qajaran
16:02 April 10, 2015 | Mining | Gegharkunik | Syunik | Vayots dzorLegal Opinion on Amulsar Gold Mining Project
The environmental expertise of Amulsar gold mining project developed by “Geoteam” CJSC has been carried out with a number of violations of the Armenian legislation.
17:48 March 30, 2015 | Mining | Lori | Syunik | Vayots dzorTime for Armenia to choose: Mining for Development or Systematic Plunder?
We urge the citizens of Armenia and our compatriots living abroad not to be indifferent towards this destructive process and realize that time has come for all of us to make a decision - either side with the exploitation of the mines for the sake of our country’s “development” or systematic plunder of the natural resources belonging
13:23 March 30, 2015 | Mining | SyunikSeeking to Hide 3.8 Billion AMD from State Budget and Probable...for Sake of Vardan Mamikonyan and Garegin Nzhdeh
The name of “Dundee Precious Metals Kapan” CJSC was mentioned among the list of bad tax payers: this company sought to hide 3.8 billion AMD from the state budget.
17:38 March 26, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzorAmulsar Mine Dust Can Get Spread Over 30 Km Distance
The problem is as follows: dust dissemination radius in Amulsar open pit mining EIA has been estimated and assessed up to 1 km, while the SIA plans to construct special hydrotechnical structures to prevent
17:27 March 26, 2015 | Mining | Gegharkunik | Syunik | Vayots dzorCommunities Adjacent to Lake Sevan - Amulsar Mine Project Affected
The fact that open pit mining will be implemented in the drainage basin of Lake Sevan is already an undeniable legal ground to consider the possible impact on Lake Sevan substantiated and to recognize at least the communities adjacent