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Vayots dzor

“Khachardzan” SHPP: Monitoring Results (Photos)
15:37 August 18, 2015 | Small HPPs, Renewable Energy | Vayots dzor
“Khachardzan” SHPP: Monitoring Results (Photos) Video
In the framework of the project entitled “Support to the Reforms of SHPPs through a Dialogue between the Public and The Ministry of Nature Protection of the RA for the Purpose of River Ecosystem Use” the expert group visited “Khachardzan” SHPP. As a result of the monitoring the expert group found out:
Amulsar Project: Questions, Answers and Once Again Questions without Answers
16:45 August 07, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Amulsar Project: Questions, Answers and Once Again Questions without Answers
Lydian International Company has disseminated a press release “Questions and Answers” on Amulsar open pit mining and the construction of a heap leach facility in the territory of Gndevaz Village, near Jermuk resort
Why Lydian Keeping Silence, Sevan to Experience Fate of Acidic Lake?! (Photos)
13:07 August 05, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Why Lydian Keeping Silence, Sevan to Experience Fate of Acidic Lake?! (Photos)
The company hasn’t responded to our publication in any way and keeps silence. We decided to come up with a new publication, where we ask more precise questions, which detail our concerns
Foundations Laundering Money?
14:29 August 03, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Foundations Laundering Money?
“Geoteam” mining company, which plans to develop Amulsar mine, donated 122 million AMD (around US $256,000) to “Luys” Foundation
Public Calling for Development Banks : Refuse Amulsar Project
17:47 July 24, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Public Calling for Development Banks : Refuse Amulsar Project
The whole discussion process of "Environmental and Social Impact Assessment" is of imitation nature. The description and assessment of the real risks of Amulsar project are missing in the voluminous documents under discussion. There is no
"Save Teghout" Civic Initiative Calls for a Boycott of the Amulsar Project Consultation Organized by Lydian International
12:30 July 23, 2015 | SOS | Vayots dzor
"Save Teghout" Civic Initiative Calls for a Boycott of the Amulsar Project Consultation Organized by Lydian International
"Save Teghout" Civic Initiative publicly called for a boycott of the public discussions of the Social and Environmental Impact Assessment of the Amulsar project organized by Lydian International. In Yerevan the discussion will take place on July 23.
Armenian Environmental Front: Don’t Become an Unwitting Participant of Amulsar Disastrous Program PR
18:00 July 22, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Armenian Environmental Front: Don’t Become an Unwitting Participant of Amulsar Disastrous Program PR
We apply to all the persons and organizations invited to this meeting not to take part in another PR of Amulsar gold disastrous program as all the discussions held by Lydian/Geoteam are only aimed at presenting to the investors հօw “responsible” they are and attract new
“Surb Aghbyur” SHPP Monitoring Results (Photos)
16:57 July 14, 2015 | Small HPPs, Renewable Energy | Vayots dzor
“Surb Aghbyur” SHPP Monitoring Results (Photos) Video
In the frames of “Support to SHPP-relating reforms through the dialogue of public and RA Nature Protection Ministry for Sustainable Use of River Ecosystems” the expert group visited “Surb Aghbyur” SHPP. “The findings of the monitoring are as follows:
“Yeheg” SHPP, monitoring results (Photo)
13:30 July 08, 2015 | Small HPPs, Renewable Energy | Vayots dzor
“Yeheg” SHPP, monitoring results (Photo) Video
In the frames of “Support to SHPP-relating reforms through the dialogue of public and RA Nature Protection Ministry for Sustainable Use of River Ecosystems” the expert group visited “Yeheg” SHPP. The findings of the monitoring are as follows:
"Eghegis" Small Hydropower Station: Monitoring Results (Photo)
14:38 July 07, 2015 | Small HPPs, Renewable Energy | Vayots dzor
"Eghegis" Small Hydropower Station: Monitoring Results (Photo) Video
"Eghegis" Small Hydropower Station: Monitoring Results (Photo)
"Hermon" Small Hydropower Station: Monitoring Results
12:55 July 02, 2015 | Small HPPs, Renewable Energy | Vayots dzor
"Hermon" Small Hydropower Station: Monitoring Results Video
the expert group visited "Hermon" SHPP. It is located in Hermon community’s administrative territory of Aysas River (river length is 12 km) in Vayots Dzor Region. SHPP is operated by "Elegis HPP" LLC. The findings of the monitoring are as follows:
Villager of Hermon Community about SHPP Impact
15:40 June 30, 2015 | Water | Vayots dzor
Villager of Hermon Community about SHPP Impact Video
In the frames of “Support to SHPP-relating reforms through the dialogue of public and RA Nature Protection Ministry for Sustainable Use of River Ecosystems” EcoLur presents being under the SHPP impact zone villagers opinions on SHPP activities.
Gold Mine and Ecofarm Next to Each Other
12:19 June 19, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Gold Mine and Ecofarm Next to Each Other Video
Arkadi Mkrtchyan is the General Manager at “Ecofarm” farm: he says they have already imported 330 cows from Germany, process milk and
Armenian PM Hovik Abrahamyan Welcomes Investments into Amulsar Project Still Not Confirmed
16:53 June 18, 2015 | Officials | Syunik | Vayots dzor | Yerevan
Armenian PM Hovik Abrahamyan Welcomes Investments into Amulsar Project Still Not Confirmed
Armenian PM Hovik Abrahamyan received Howard Stevenson, President and CEO of British Lydian International, and discussed
Gndevaz Village: How to Become a Millionaire
14:18 June 17, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Gndevaz Village: How to Become a Millionaire Video
Gndevaz Village, Vayots Dzor Region, is in fever in regard with the sale of land areas to Lydian International Company as represented by its subsidiary – “Geoteam” CJSC. The company is planning to construct a heap leach facility on these land
Whether National Assembly Has Mechanisms to Counteract to Unlawful Resolutions Adopted by the Government?
10:56 June 12, 2015 | Biodiversity | Vayots dzor | Yerevan
Whether National Assembly Has Mechanisms to Counteract to Unlawful Resolutions Adopted by the Government?
“Whether National Assembly has mechanisms to counteract to unlawful resolutions adopted by the Government,” asked EcoLur referring to the governmental resolution
Amulsar Project May Lead to Acidic Disaster in Sevan
18:33 June 10, 2015 | Mining | Gegharkunik | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Amulsar Project May Lead to Acidic Disaster in Sevan
Meanwhile dumps can’t be “temporarily hidden from rains” with water-proof mud pads, as the ground water will in any case have the oxidative drainage of tails into Sevan.
Geoteam Replied to Syunik NGO's Questions on Amulsar
18:53 June 09, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Geoteam Replied to Syunik NGO's Questions on Amulsar
Syunik-based “Union for Protection of Employees’ Rights” NGO President Arthur Ghazaryan has sent an enquiry to Nature Protection Minister Aramayis Grigoryan and “Lydian International” Company, which is
Red-Listed Species Habitat, Urtsasar, Victim of Travertine Mine (Photos)
12:28 June 09, 2015 | Mining | Ararat | Vayots dzor
Red-Listed Species Habitat, Urtsasar, Victim of Travertine Mine (Photos)
Travertine mine is developed in Urtsasar, which is the birthplace of Armenian moufflon and habitat of red-listed species, as Eleonora Gabrielyan, Dr. in Biological Sciences, Professor, said

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