14:29 August 03, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzorFoundations Laundering Money?
“Geoteam” mining company, which plans to develop Amulsar mine, donated 122 million AMD (around US $256,000) to “Luys” Foundation
17:47 July 24, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzorPublic 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
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.
18:00 July 22, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzorArmenian 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
11:58 July 18, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor | Yerevan“Lydian International” company sent an invitation to several NGOs including EcoLur to take part in public hearings on “Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of Amulsar gold mining project” on July 23, at 14:00 o’clock
The Question is Public Hearings are Open or Not
16:57 July 14, 2015 | Small HPPs, Renewable Energy | Vayots dzor“Surb Aghbyur” SHPP Monitoring Results (Photos)
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:
13:30 July 08, 2015 | Small HPPs, Renewable Energy | Vayots dzor“Yeheg” SHPP, monitoring results (Photo)
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:
14:38 July 07, 2015 | Small HPPs, Renewable Energy | Vayots dzor"Eghegis" Small Hydropower Station: Monitoring Results (Photo)
"Eghegis" Small Hydropower Station: Monitoring Results (Photo)
12:55 July 02, 2015 | Small HPPs, Renewable Energy | Vayots dzor"Hermon" Small Hydropower Station: Monitoring Results
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:
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