13:14 September 29, 2014 | Officials | Ararat | Gegharkunik | Kotayk | Syunik“Khosrov Forest” State Reserve and “Sevan” National Park – Richest in Red-Listed Species
The richest sanctuaries in Armenian red-listed species are “Khosrov Forest” State Reserve and “Sevan” National Park, where 97 red-listed species of
12:08 September 25, 2014 | Officials | SyunikSurik Khachatryan Again Syunik Regional Head
On 25 September the Armenian Government appointed Surik Khachatryan as Syunik Regional Head.
14:28 September 11, 2014 | SOS | SyunikSpandaryan Village in Syunik Region Getting Derelict(Phots)
Spandaryan Community Head Spartak Simonyan said in his interview with EcoLur that the government receives aid from the government in the form of fuel and seeds. The World Bank project will provide new machinery to the village, where 50%
11:39 September 09, 2014 | Water | Syunik"Kapan Eneghjy" CJSC Denying that SHPP Caused Voghji River Drying
"Kapan Eneghjy" CJSC operating 'Voghji-2' and 'Voghji-3' SHPPs denies that SHPPs cause the drying of the Voghji River
12:27 September 08, 2014 | Mining | SyunikVoghji River Dying (Photos)
SHPPs and mining make the Voghji River a dying river. EcoLur’s camera fixed
16:49 September 04, 2014 | Water | SyunikRedistribution of Fields of Power: State Committee on Water Indsutry and the Hakobyans
Redistribution of Fields of Power: State Committee on Water Indsutry and the Hakobyans
16:41 September 02, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzorWhat Impact Will Amulsar Project Have on KfW Bank Investment project?
At the public hearings on Amulsar project held in Gndevaz community, Vayots Dzor Region, on 25 August the representative of German KfW Bank
16:49 August 29, 2014 | Officials | Gegharkunik | Kotayk | Syunik | Vayots dzorArmenian Government Recognized Eminent Domain over Land Areas in 43 Communities in Four Regions
On 28 August the Armenian Government recognized eminent domain over the land areas in dozens of communities in four regions of Armenia. The purpose of this eminent domain is
13:39 August 29, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzorGndevaz Villager: Gold Mine Won't Operate, Gndevaz Villagers Won't Allow
A villager, “Do you know where Amulsar is? Have you been there?... Sitting at home you wrote a tautology, you didn’t answer my question, eventually you must understand that people are living here, thousands of living creatures, children, elderly people, how can you stand the rocket?
12:25 August 27, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor | YerevanAmulsar Passions Transferred to Yerevan
At the press conference held on 26 August at “EcoLur” Press Club Gndevaz villager, journalist Tehmine Yenoqyan, Pan-Armenian Environmental Front member Levon Galstyan and “EcoLur” Informational NGO President Inga Zarafyan expressed their opinions on Amulsar gold mining project and the construction of the heap leach plant. Gndevaz Village head and several villagers also attended the press conference
08:43 August 26, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzorWhy Did Gndevaz Villagers Get Angry?
Gndevaz villager were angry with the fact though the hearings were held in Gndevaz Village, where the heap leach plant will be constructed, there was no room in the hall for Gndevaz villagers even to stand
11:26 August 25, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzorScandal at Public Hearings of Amulsar Project
On 25 August, at 10:00 a.m., the public hearings of Amulsar gold mining project and EIA accountability held in Gndevaz Community, Vayots Dzor Region started with scandal. The project authors just started presenting the project, when a Gndevaz villager asked
22:21 August 22, 2014 | Mining | SyunikMeghrasar Mine In Territory of "Arevik" National Park?
Levon Galstyan mentioned that he searched and saw that the mine area is included in the territory of “Arevik” National Park
15:25 August 18, 2014 | Mining | SyunikDay of Public Hearings in Meghrasar Gold Mine Development Project Known
The project plans to develop three open pits consecutively. The estimated reserves of the mine are as follows: ore – 345,392 tons, gold – 1602.9 kg, silver – 4496.52 kg. Annually 50,000 tons of ore will
12:06 August 15, 2014 | SOS | Syunik“Arevik” SHPP Make Tashtoun River Get in Disastrous Condition
The length of the Tashtoun River is only 13 km, and “Arevik” SHPP will pipe 22.69% of the river
14:34 August 11, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzorEBRD and IFC Proceeded to Examining Complaints on Amulsar Project in Real Earnest
The International Finance Corporation, IFC, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD, have proceeded to the examination of the complaints on Amulsar
18:53 August 07, 2014 | Mining | SyunikMeghri Region Faces New Environmental Hazard: Meghrasar Open Pit Mining
The mine will be developed via explosions. Under the project, one of the unfavourable factors for Tashtoun and Litchq Villages is the noise during mining. Besides the noise, people’s health will be undermined with mining dust rich in toxic substances and harmful gases, as well as increase in radiation
01:35 August 06, 2014 | Officials | SyunikKapan-Based Social Activist and Lawyer Arshavir Khalapyan Accusing Local “Authorities” of His Arrest
Kapan-based social activist and lawyer Arshavir Khalapyan informed about his detention at the Criminal Investigation Department of Syunik Region, as
13:49 August 05, 2014 | Officials | Syunik"Zangezour Copper and Milybdenum Comine" CJSC To Import Devices Containing Radioactive Materials into Armenia
"Zangezour Copper and Molybdenum Combine" CJSC will import devices containing radioactive materials into Armenia. On 31 July the executive reached
15:28 August 04, 2014 | Officials | Syunik | Vayots dzorGeoteam Promising To Examine Gndevaz Villagers’ Complaint
Geoteam Company developing Amulsar gold mine in Gndevaz Village, Vayots Dzor Region, promises to examine the villagers’ complains and to take proper measures, as Geoteam