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Nature Protection Minister on Issuing Positive Opinion to Amulsar Project
13:39 May 20, 2015 | Officials | Vayots dzor
Nature 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
Amulsar Project Discussed at EBRD Special Session (Photos)
13:31 May 19, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Amulsar Project Discussed at EBRD Special Session (Photos) Video
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
Photos from Protest Demonstration Held Near EBRD Annual Meeting in Tbilisi
16:13 May 15, 2015 | Amulsar | Vayots dzor
Photos 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
Amulsar Again on Agenda at Annual Meeting of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
19:12 May 14, 2015 | Amulsar | Vayots dzor
Amulsar 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
1.3932 Ha Area Added to "Dilijan National Park" SNCO
16:32 May 14, 2015 | Officials | Vayots dzor
1.3932 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
SOS Signal from Jermuk - Trees Felled Down in Downtown (Photos)
12:32 May 14, 2015 | SOS | Vayots dzor
SOS 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.
Lydian International Company Senior Vice President Didier Jean Claude Fohlen Versus EcoLur
14:33 May 11, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor | Yerevan
Lydian International Company Senior Vice President Didier Jean Claude Fohlen Versus EcoLur Video
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
PEF: 100 Million $ Gift to Amulsar Gold Mining Project of Lydian International Company from Armenian Government
17:12 May 08, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
PEF: 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
Administrative Court Partially Turned Down Claim Issued Against Amulsar Project
16:14 May 06, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Administrative 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
Bear Destroyed Bee Hives in Vayot Dzor
19:07 April 27, 2015 | SOS | Vayots dzor
Bear Destroyed Bee Hives in Vayot Dzor
At night of April 26 a bear got into Taratumb village, Vayots Dzor Region and damage the bee
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

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