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IFC and EBRD Running PR Campaign in Support of Amulsar Project
16:06 October 24, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots Dzor
IFC and EBRD Running PR Campaign in Support of Amulsar Project
The International Finance Corporation, IFC, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD, are running a PR campaign in support of Amulsar open pit mining project and heap leach mining. IFC and EBRD are the main
Governmental Unprecedented Resolution to Transfer Red-Listed Species from Amulsar
14:06 October 24, 2014 | Officials | Syunik | Vayots Dzor
Governmental Unprecedented Resolution to Transfer Red-Listed Species from Amulsar
Environmental groups in Armenia are in an uproar over a July 2014 government decision they say will allow a mining company to remove and replant endangered flora species and thus circumvent Armenian domestic law and the country’s international
Economy Ministry Replied to SOS Amulsar Initiative's Open Letter
18:14 October 22, 2014 | Officials | Syunik | Vayots Dzor
Economy Ministry Replied to SOS Amulsar Initiative's Open Letter
EcoLur has received a letter from Economy Ministry in reply to SOS Amulsar Initiative's open letter addressed to Minister Karen Tcshmarityan, which particularly says, “Your open letter addressed
Vayq Town Residents Are Frightened to Death: Hazard of Town Pollution from Azatek Mine
13:43 October 20, 2014 | Mining | Vayots Dzor
Vayq Town Residents Are Frightened to Death: Hazard of Town Pollution from Azatek Mine
Vayq Town residents are frightened to death: Azatek mine geoprospecting works have launched directly above their houses, while the mine contains uranium, as old villagers insist. They say they will have to run away
Armenian Government Adopted Illegal Resolution
12:53 October 20, 2014 | Mining | Vayots Dzor
Armenian Government Adopted Illegal Resolution
It should be mentioned that simultaneously with adopting this decision, Lydian International Company submitted the EIA of Amulsar mining project for the environmental
SOS Amulsar Initiative’s Open Letter to Economy Minister Karen Chshmarityan
12:58 October 17, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots Dzor
SOS Amulsar Initiative’s Open Letter to Economy Minister Karen Chshmarityan
At the press conference on 15 October you stated that the factual implementation of Amulsar open pit mining project will be launched in early 2015 and presented certain
Environmentalists Calling for International Finance Corporation to Direct Funds not to Amulsar Project, But To Establishing Jermuk National Park
14:00 October 16, 2014 | Mining | Vayots Dzor
Environmentalists Calling for International Finance Corporation to Direct Funds not to Amulsar Project, But To Establishing Jermuk National Park
The nature protectors having signed a complaint on Amulsar project lodged to the CAO are calling for directing the funds not to Amulsar mining project, but developing Jermuk National Park. This proposal was voiced
International Finance Corporation Ombudsman's Office Representatives Arrived in Armenia to Examine Gndevaz Villagers' Complaint on Amulsar Project
14:25 October 14, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots Dzor
International Finance Corporation Ombudsman's Office Representatives Arrived in Armenia to Examine Gndevaz Villagers' Complaint on Amulsar Project
From 9 October to 12 October the CAO team visited Armenia again, this time to examine Gndevaz Villagers’ complaint on Amulsar open pit mining and heap
Minister Karen Tchshmarityan, Mining and Amulsar Project
13:25 September 30, 2014 | Mining | Lori | Syunik | Vayots Dzor
Minister Karen Tchshmarityan, Mining and Amulsar Project
Karen Tchshmarityan’s wish to open as many gold and copper-molybdenum mines as possible in Armenia is not new. During his
Government to Establish 'Jermuk' National Park Next to Amulsar Project
13:57 September 29, 2014 | Officials | Vayots Dzor
Government to Establish 'Jermuk' National Park Next to Amulsar Project
The Armenian Government plans to establish 'Jermuk' National Park from 2017 to 2020. The aim is to ensure the integrity of ecosystems, as 'State program of preservation and use of specially protected areas
Environmental Expertise Must Turn Down Amulsar Project
16:00 September 26, 2014 | Mining | Vayots Dzor
Environmental Expertise Must Turn Down Amulsar Project
Despite the volume of the documentation – 440 pages of the EIA, 25 appendices and closed mining project, the EIA doesn’t reflect real risks for health and environment, while the public
Under Governmental Resolution Mosquitoes in Jermuk Gone Wintering Early of Time
12:04 September 19, 2014 | Officials | Vayots Dzor
Under Governmental Resolution Mosquitoes in Jermuk Gone Wintering Early of Time
The Government has found out that this year mosquitoes and other biting insects are going to winter starting from august because of the change in climatic
What Impact Will Amulsar Project Have on KfW Bank Investment project?
16:41 September 02, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots Dzor
What Impact Will Amulsar Project Have on KfW Bank Investment project? Video
At the public hearings on Amulsar project held in Gndevaz community, Vayots Dzor Region, on 25 August the representative of German KfW Bank
Nature Protection Ministry Approved News About Fining "Dundee Precious Metals Kapan" CJSC in Amount of 30,723,000 AMD
16:13 September 02, 2014 | Officials | Vayots Dzor
Nature Protection Ministry Approved News About Fining "Dundee Precious Metals Kapan" CJSC in Amount of 30,723,000 AMD
The Nature Protection Ministry has provided to EcoLur information about the problems and fines recorded in the tailing dumps of Armenia
About Amulsar Project Hazards and Millions Promised to Gndevaz Villagers
13:58 September 01, 2014 | Mining | Vayots Dzor
About Amulsar Project Hazards and Millions Promised to Gndevaz Villagers Video
here we have to understand why the company is willing to make such expenses to develop this mine with low concentration
Gndevaz Villagers Started New Signature Collecting Against Amulsar Project
14:56 August 30, 2014 | Mining | Vayots Dzor
Gndevaz Villagers Started New Signature Collecting Against Amulsar Project
employees of the Information Center replied that no problems have arisen during 6-7 years of their operation. As one of the participants Karen Barseghyan, a Gndevaz villager said, the villagers intend to address a letter to one of the main shareholders of the company – the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, demanding to stop the funding of the project. The signature collecting has
Armenian Government Recognized Eminent Domain over Land Areas in 43 Communities in Four Regions
16:49 August 29, 2014 | Officials | Gegharkunik | Kotayk | Syunik | Vayots Dzor
Armenian 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
Gndevaz Villager: Gold Mine Won't Operate, Gndevaz Villagers Won't Allow
13:39 August 29, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots Dzor
Gndevaz Villager: Gold Mine Won't Operate, Gndevaz Villagers Won't Allow Video
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?
What Did Gndevaz Village Head Agree with PM Hovik Abrahamyan about Amulsar Project?
16:55 August 28, 2014 | Mining | Vayots Dzor
What Did Gndevaz Village Head Agree with PM Hovik Abrahamyan about Amulsar Project? Video
After the cameras were placed, the village head told the villagers opposing to the mining project, “After negotiating with the government and different meeting, I understood one thing, the mine
State Committee for Water Industry and PEF Arguing about Lake Sevan Water
16:47 August 28, 2014 | Sevan | Gegharkunik | Vayots Dzor
State Committee for Water Industry and PEF Arguing about Lake Sevan Water
The State Committee for Water Industry of Territorial Administration Ministry and the Pan-Armenian Environmental Front (PEF) are arguing about stealing water from Lake Sevan. On its website the Committee responded to

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