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
17:28 March 25, 2015 | Officials | Ararat | Kotayk | Shirak | Syunik | TavushCNF to Provide 445000 Euros To Support Specially Protected Areas
Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF) plans to provide 445,000 Euros to support specially protected areas of nature in Armenia, as CNF Executive Director David Morrison said during his
15:27 March 23, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzorResults of Amulsar Gold Mining Document Study Results: Conclusions and Proposals
This time it’s Harutyun Movsisyan, PhD in Geological Sciences, Associate Professor, who submitted his assessment on the official website of Aarhus Centers, www.aarhus.am, which particularly says: “The EIA submitted by the company mentions heap leach facility with a capacity of 106 million tons and says nothing that this volume is wastes to be collected in the tailing dump, which needs technical conditions, special project
15:35 March 20, 2015 | Mining | SyunikAnnually 681.100 Cum Wastewater from Mining Companies Dumped into Voghji River Basin
Annually 681,100 cum wastewater is annually dumped into the water resources of the Voghji River basin because of mining activities. “Zagezour Copper and Molybdenum Combine” CJSC developing
15:42 March 11, 2015 | Officials | Syunik3925.33 ha Forest Land Areas Allotted to Zangezour Biospheric Complex SNCO
3925.33 ha of forest land areas in Syunik Region have been allotted to “Zangezour” Biospheric Complex SNCO, as First Deputy Agriculture Minister Grisha
14:45 March 11, 2015 | Mining | SyunikAnnually 1,607,000 cum Industrial Wastewater Dumped into Meghri River
Because of mining annually 1,607,000 cum industrial wastewater is dumped into the water resources of Meghri River basin. Agarak Copper and Molybdenum Combine developing Agarak copper and molybdenum mine annually dumps 1.5 million cum industrial wastewater, while “Sipan-1” LLC developing
16:35 March 03, 2015 | Biodiversity | SyunikWhat Kind of Borders Will Be Approved for Zangezour Biodpheric Complex By Cadastre?
Khazhak Aghabekyan, acting Staff Head of Nature Protection Ministry, has replied to the letter on “Zangezour Biospheric Complex” submitted by “Union for Protection of Employees’ Rights”, which says,
18:07 February 17, 2015 | Officials | Gegharkunik | Kotayk | Shirak | Syunik | Vayots dzorNature Protection Ministry Armed
Nature Protection Minister Aramayis Grigoryan submitted for the approval of the Armenian Government a draft resolution on providing guns
17:00 February 17, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzorAmulsar: even "responsible" mining is destructive - Dr. Anahid Shirinian-Orlando
Lydian International Limited company, registered in an offshore zone, presented a document entitled "Amulsar Project, November 2014" to Armenians in the Diaspora. This document is superficial, misleading and incomplete. This is what thinks Anahit Shirinian-Orlando, an environmental scientist-engineer living in Los Angeles, who says No to mining at Amulsar
14:52 February 11, 2015 | Water | SyunikMane SHPP Project Lacks Data Important for Expertise
“Mane” SHPP construction project is undergoing environmental expertise. Under the environmental substantiation of the project, “Mane” SHPP will be constructed
14:45 February 10, 2015 | Mining | Gegharkunik | Syunik | Vayots dzorRight to Water Violated in Armenia
Mining pollutes rivers, particularly, transboundary Debed, Voghji and Aras rivers. These rivers are polluted by
14:17 February 09, 2015 | Biodiversity | SyunikEnquiry to Energy and Natural Resources Ministry: Which SHPPs in Zangezour Biospheric Complex Were Funded?
Arthur Ghazaryan, Chairman of Kapan-based “Union of Employees’ Rights Protection” NGO has addressed an open enquiry to Energy and Natural Resources Minister Yervand Zakharyan, which says, “In the frames of “Support to Renewable Energy”
16:30 February 06, 2015 | Officials | SyunikIDeA Charitable Foundation and WWF-Armenia is starting a partnership in a framework of nature conservation and ecotourism development
On 6th February a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Initiatives for Development of Armenia Charitable Foundation (IDeA Foundation) and WWF-Armenian Branch (WWF-Armenia), according to which