16:48 November 18, 2015 | Small HPPs, Renewable Energy | Vayots dzorWhat to Expect for Arpa after New SHPP Construction
As a result of exploiting "Arpa 2" and "Arpa 3", "Jermuk HPP-2" SHPPs the Arpa River together with its stream will appear under load of SHPPs on an area of 10734 m especially if we take into account the fact
13:25 November 12, 2015 | Amulsar | Syunik | Vayots dzorIFC Ombudsman's Office Published Report on Amulsar Complaint
IFC CAO (Compliance Advisor Ombudsman) released its appraisal on incompliance of Amulsar open gold mining project funded by Lydian International to IFC principles and standards of social and environmental responsibility.
16:28 November 11, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzorSpecialists: Amulsar Not Newly Detected Mine
According to the presented project (Amulsar) and the concluded contract, only gold and silver will be extracted in the mine. The project submitted to expertise should either have completely excluded the presence of other elements and naturally studies should have been carried out in this direction or submitted information about their possible presence. Naturally, if there are other elements, they should be extracted in heap leaching, if extraction is not ensured, they are classified as losses and these losses must be
12:42 November 03, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzorNew Violations of Armenian Legislation Detected for Amulsar Gold Mining Project
New violations of the Armenian legislation in case of Amulsar gold mining project have been detected, as Environmental Lawyer Nazeli Vardanyan, Chairman of “Forests of Armenia” NGO said during
13:01 November 02, 2015 | Forest | Vayots dzorNature Protection Ministry Reply to Tree Felling in Vayots Dzor
EcoLur has received the reply of Nature Protection Ministry on the tree felling carried out next to Yeghegis River in the administrative area of Hermon village, Vayots Dzor Region.
13:34 October 21, 2015 | Small HPPs, Renewable Energy | Vayots dzorSHHPs and Irrigation Don’t Disturb Each Other in Her Her Community
Her Her Community Head Andranik Abrahamyan is content with the operation of SHPPs in the territory of the community. In reply to the question how SHPP construction matter was solved and whether
15:03 October 20, 2015 | Sevan | Gegharkunik | Vayots dzorWater Designed for Lake Sevan Flowing into Hydropower Plants
On 17 October EcoLur’s camera fixed how the water from Arpa-Sevan tunnel flows into the Yeghegis River, where a cascade of SHPPs operate.
11:48 October 19, 2015 | Forest | Vayots dzorMass Tree Felling Near Yeghegis River (Photos)
On 17 October EcoLur's camera fixed hundreds of felled down tree stubs near Yeghegis River in the administrative area of Hermon Community, Vayots Dzor Region. It was clear that healthy and young trees have been cut down. Th stubs of the felled down
11:46 October 16, 2015 | Small HPPs, Renewable Energy | Vayots dzorConstruction of Two SHPPs At Once in Artavan Village Raised Waves of Protest
Artavan resident Hrayr Hovhannisyan said that the SHPP is being constructed on the water distribution point of the village and the villagers will experience serious problems
13:11 October 15, 2015 | Small HPPs, Renewable Energy | Vayots dzorJermuk Waterfall without Waterfall
Jermuk tourism town residents, Vayots Dzor Region, speak about their waterfall named "Mermaid's Hair" in
12:19 October 13, 2015 | Forest | Vayots dzorJermuk Forestry Enterprise Needs To Return Its Status (Photos)
Jermuk Forestry Enterprise needs to return its status. This proposal was made at the meeting with Jermuk Community, Vayots Dzor Region, in the frames of ENPI EAST FLEG program.
12:10 October 12, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzorJermuk Residents: One of Main Issues Is Combating Against Amulsar Project
Unlike the local administration Jermuk resort town residents Vayots Dzor Region don’t want to sacrifice their town to mining industry. “One of our main issues is combating against Amulsar project,” Jermuk
11:39 October 12, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzorIFC Annual Visit to Amulsar
International Finance Corporation team (“IFC” part of the World Bank Group) visited Armenia and Amulsar area from September 28 – to October 1, as part of its annual supervisory visit
14:28 October 08, 2015 | Air | Vayots dzorIn Gndevaz Villagers Have To Walk Through Flowing Sewage and Simultaneously 'Enjoy' Stink of Poultry Factory Guano
Gndevaz villager, Vayots Dzor Region, has beaten an alarm signal to EcoLur in regard with the community sewage breakdown and the stink coming from Gndevaz poultry factory guano. 'The sewage line
17:12 September 29, 2015 | Officials | Vayots dzorNature Protection Ministrer Was Presented that Certain SHHPs in Vayots Dzor Cause Problems for Irrigation
Nature Protection Minister Aramayis Grigoryan paid a working visit to Vayots Dzor Region. The environmental problems in the region were discussed during
15:37 August 18, 2015 | Small HPPs, Renewable Energy | Vayots dzor“Khachardzan” SHPP: Monitoring Results (Photos)
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:
16:45 August 07, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzorAmulsar 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
13:07 August 05, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzorWhy 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
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