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Bear Destroyed Bee Hives in Vayot Dzor
19:07 April 27, 2015 | SOS | Vayots dzor
Bear Destroyed Bee Hives in Vayot Dzor
Bear Destroyed Bee Hives in Vayot Dzor
SOS Amulsar Initiative Received Response from IFC CAO Office
15:23 April 27, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
SOS 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
Ecocorridors - New Protected Areas in Armenia
18:43 April 14, 2015 | Biodiversity | Ararat | Kotayk | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Ecocorridors - 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
Legal Opinion on Amulsar Gold Mining Project
16:02 April 10, 2015 | Mining | Gegharkunik | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Legal 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.
Amulsar Open Gold Pit Mining and Its Heap Leach Facility Caused Litigation
15:05 April 03, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Amulsar Open Gold Pit Mining and Its Heap Leach Facility Caused Litigation Video
Amulsar open pit gold mining project and the construction of a heap leach facility caused litigation in court. Reminder: the project is implemented by Lydian International with the financial support of IFC, International Finance
In response to the questions addressed to Geoteam
14:07 April 03, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
In response to the questions addressed to Geoteam
To wrap-up the discussion of cyanide and to dispel the doubts on the “million tons” used in Amulsar, we’d like to say that IN TOTAL only 1.1 million tons of sodium cyanide annually is produced all over the world, with only 6% of this used in the mining industry worldwide. The remaining 94% is used in production of
10 Towns in Armenia Committed to Reduce CO2 Emissions by 20% Till 2020
18:03 March 30, 2015 | Officials | Aragatsotn | Kotayk | Shirak | Tavush | Vayots dzor | Yerevan
10 Towns in Armenia Committed to Reduce CO2 Emissions by 20% Till 2020
The Nature Protection Ministry organized a discussion with the community heads having joined EU ‘Covenant of Mayors’ initiative towards the 21st convention of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Out of Armenian towns joined
Time for Armenia to choose: Mining for Development or Systematic Plunder?
17:48 March 30, 2015 | Mining | Lori | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Time 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
Amulsar Mine Dust Can Get Spread Over 30 Km Distance
17:38 March 26, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Amulsar 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
Communities Adjacent to Lake Sevan - Amulsar Mine Project Affected
17:27 March 26, 2015 | Mining | Gegharkunik | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Communities 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
Results of Amulsar Gold Mining Document Study Results: Conclusions and Proposals
15:27 March 23, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Results 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
Lydian Seeking to Attract Investments into Amulsar Project Bearing High Investment Risks
16:00 March 17, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Lydian Seeking to Attract Investments into Amulsar Project Bearing High Investment Risks
Lydian International Company is seeking to attract shareholders into the development of Amulsar gold mine Armenia. Lydian International Company presented Amulsar project at PDAC-2015 in Canada. The CEO of Lydian International Company Howard Stevenson stated
Open Letter to "Geoteam" Company from Residents Concerned with Future of Gndevaz and Vayots Dzor
19:01 March 13, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Open Letter to "Geoteam" Company from Residents Concerned with Future of Gndevaz and Vayots Dzor
You mention that in the heap leach facility the PH of the sodium cyanide shall be 11 and over in order not to have hydrogen cyanide leak, the small amount of which is lethal. We would like to get clarifications how this process will be implemented in the area of 134 ha with 4 million tons of solution under temperature fluctuations from -30 to +30 degrees in the rain or snow or what
Spitak and Vayq Committed to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 20% by 2020
17:48 March 13, 2015 | Officials | Lori | Vayots dzor
Spitak and Vayq Committed to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 20% by 2020
The municipalities of Spitak and Vayk together with Habitat for Humanity Armenia foundation supported by the European Union implement “Access to renewable and efficient energy in Municipalities Vayk and Spitak” project. “In the upcoming 4 years it’s planned to
Lydian International Company Planning to Proceed to Amulsar Mine Construction Stage
15:02 March 11, 2015 | Officials | Vayots dzor
Lydian International Company Planning to Proceed to Amulsar Mine Construction Stage
President and CEO of “Lydian International” Company Howard Stevenson said that “Lydian International” Company plans to ensure the complete financing of Amulsar project and to proceed to the mine construction stage in 2015
S.O.S. Amulsar Initiative: EBRD PCM Decision Non-Grounded
17:45 March 06, 2015 | Dialog with officials | Vayots dzor
S.O.S. Amulsar Initiative: EBRD PCM Decision Non-Grounded
We feel compelled to express our concern regarding the eligibility decision in the case, which is inconsistent with the PCM’s Rules of Procedures (RoP) and demonstrates a worrying disconnect with complainants
No To Mining at Amulsar, Protests in Sweden
12:17 February 27, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
No To Mining at Amulsar, Protests in Sweden
օn February 26, in the capital city of Sweden, a group of environmentalists joined to the campaign against the mining at Amulsar initiated by Lydian International Ltd
Protest Demonstration against Amulsar Mine from Jermuk to Gndevaz  (Photos)
19:21 February 23, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Protest Demonstration against Amulsar Mine from Jermuk to Gndevaz (Photos)
The protest demonstration organized by S.O.S Amulsar initiative in the frames of "Dznemarduk-2015" festival held in Jermuk Town, Vayots Dzor Region from
Nature Protection Minister Visited "Dilijan" National Park
19:17 February 23, 2015 | Officials | Vayots dzor
Nature Protection Minister Visited "Dilijan" National Park
Nature Protection Minister Aramayis Grigoryan held a working meeting at “Dilijan” National Park. The Minister particularly outlined, “Striving to develop tourism in this area, particularly ecotourism
"Amulsar Mine To Kill Jermuk Resort": Protest Demonstration at "Dznemarduk-2015" Festival (Photos)
12:54 February 23, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
"Amulsar Mine To Kill Jermuk Resort": Protest Demonstration at "Dznemarduk-2015" Festival (Photos)
From 20 to 22 February "Dznemarduk-2015" festival was held in Jermuk Town, Vayots Dzor Region. Jermuk was covered with snow sculptures, which were made by sculptors and amateur groups. S.O.S Amulsar initiative made a surprise

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