15:40 June 30, 2015 | Water | Vayots dzorVillager of Hermon Community about SHPP Impact
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.
12:19 June 19, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzorGold Mine and Ecofarm Next to Each Other
Arkadi Mkrtchyan is the General Manager at “Ecofarm” farm: he says they have already imported 330 cows from Germany, process milk and
16:53 June 18, 2015 | Officials | Syunik | Vayots dzor | YerevanArmenian 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
14:18 June 17, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzorGndevaz Village: How to Become a Millionaire
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
10:56 June 12, 2015 | Biodiversity | Vayots dzor | YerevanWhether 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
18:33 June 10, 2015 | Mining | Gegharkunik | Syunik | Vayots dzorAmulsar 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.
18:53 June 09, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzorGeoteam 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
12:28 June 09, 2015 | Mining | Ararat | Vayots dzorRed-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
15:32 June 02, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzorAmulsar Gold Mining Project, Heap Leach Facility and "EcoPharm"
On 29 May the Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan took part in the opening ceremony of “EcoFarm” LLC in Gndevaz Village. This livestock complex is designed for cattle breeding and production of raw milk and cheese. The complex is
14:24 June 01, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzorLydian in Search for Funding for Amulsar Project, EBRD Made No Decision Yet
We will consider this statement from the position of Lydian’s main shareholders, EBRD and International Finance Corporations (IFC). The question is that Lydian President most probably hurried to make such a statement
13:39 May 20, 2015 | Officials | Vayots dzorNature Protection Minister on Issuing Positive Opinion to Amulsar Project
The Nature Protection Minister Aramayis Grigoryan expressed his position in his interview with EcoLur on issuing a positive environmental expertise opinion on Amulsar open pit gold mining project. He particularly
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
16:13 May 15, 2015 | Amulsar | Vayots dzorPhotos from Protest Demonstration Held Near EBRD Annual Meeting in Tbilisi
We are presented the photos taken on 14 May from the protest demonstration held at the annual meeting of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The protesters were
19:12 May 14, 2015 | Amulsar | Vayots dzorAmulsar Again on Agenda at Annual Meeting of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
On 14 May protest demonstration were held in Tbilisi against the construction of Paravani, Shuahevi, Dariali and Nenskra HPPs near the place of Annual Meeting of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. “EBRD! No funding for HPP Risks!”, “Dariali killed 10! Who’s next?”: the activists
16:32 May 14, 2015 | Officials | Vayots dzor1.3932 Ha Area Added to "Dilijan National Park" SNCO
On 14 May the Armenian Government made a resolution to add 1.3932 ha of area within the administrative borders of Dilijan Town to "Dilijan National Park" SNCO on unlimited and gratis principles
12:32 May 14, 2015 | SOS | Vayots dzorSOS Signal from Jermuk - Trees Felled Down in Downtown (Photos)
Jermuk is beating an alarm signal: trees are being felled down in the downtown. According to the worried citizens, an area is cleaned up for constructing garages.
14:33 May 11, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor | YerevanLydian International Company Senior Vice President Didier Jean Claude Fohlen Versus EcoLur
As Mr. Folen left the room without waiting for the reply to the allegations addressed to Inga Zarafyan, EcoLur has to submit reply comments in writing
17:12 May 08, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzorPEF: 100 Million $ Gift to Amulsar Gold Mining Project of Lydian International Company from Armenian Government
Lydian International Limited Company registered in offshore zone, British Jersey Island, published a press release, which says there is a possible significant reduction in operating costs of up to $100 million over the life of mine. It turns out this opportunity was granted
16:14 May 06, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzorAdministrative Court Partially Turned Down Claim Issued Against Amulsar Project
The Administrative Court has partially turned down the claim issued against Amulsar open pit mining project and construction of a heap leach facility
19:07 April 27, 2015 | SOS | Vayots dzorBear Destroyed Bee Hives in Vayot Dzor
At night of April 26 a bear got into Taratumb village, Vayots Dzor Region and damage the bee