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Public Respresentatives Applied to Nature Protection Ministry, KfW Bank and WWF Armenia for Meghrasar Mine
17:54 November 11, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Syunik
Public Respresentatives Applied to Nature Protection Ministry, KfW Bank and WWF Armenia for Meghrasar Mine
Public representatives have addressed an open letter to Nature Protection Ministry, KfW Bank and WWF Armenia for Meghrasar mining project. The letter says, “On 31 July the EIA of Meghrasar open pit mining was submitted to Nature Protection
A Municipality Official Disagreeing with the Statements on Landscaping in Yerevan at the Press Conference
14:26 November 07, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Yerevan
A Municipality Official Disagreeing with the Statements on Landscaping in Yerevan at the Press Conference
Avet Martirosyan, head of the department of nature protection of Yerevan Municipality disagrees with the statements on landscaping in
Sevan Trout Developing Fish Project to Contradict Complex Program on Artificial Trout Breeding in Lake Sevan
17:29 November 05, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Gegharkunik
Sevan Trout Developing Fish Project to Contradict Complex Program on Artificial Trout Breeding in Lake Sevan
"EcoLur" Informational NGO sent an opinion on the Program of artificial trout breeding in Lake Sevan to the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia, where it's stated
The Residents of Gndevaz Village Demanding from EBRD to Stop Financing Amulsar Project and Not to Violate Their Rights
12:11 October 29, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Vayots dzor
The Residents of Gndevaz Village Demanding from EBRD to Stop Financing Amulsar Project and Not to Violate Their Rights
The residents of Gndevaz Village in Vayots Dzor made a complaint to the Ombudsman (CAO) of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) demanding to stop financing the project of opencast development of Amulsar gold mine and the construction of a heap leach facility in the territory of the village, where 209 residents
Meghrasar Mining Causing Great Damage to Arevik National Park and Water Resources
14:46 October 24, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Syunik
Meghrasar Mining Causing Great Damage to Arevik National Park and Water Resources
The project doesn’t say anything about possible presence of the uranium in the mine and radiation risks. But the article authored by G.P. Aloyan and entitled “Uranium Capacity and Geological Formations of Armenia” says, “The characteristic geotype of Megri open pit is
Government Representative: ‘Just Now Wolves Union Chairman Called Us and Said We Need No Protection’ (Photos)
15:08 October 23, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Yerevan
Government Representative: ‘Just Now Wolves Union Chairman Called Us and Said We Need No Protection’ (Photos) Video
Alexander Ghazaryan, Department Head for Reception of Citizens and Discussion of Petitions of Staff of the Armenian Government, was watching the protest demonstration
Why Sevan Water Flooded Jrarat Houses: State Committee on Water Industry Replying
13:31 October 23, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Gegharkunik | Kotayk
Why Sevan Water Flooded Jrarat Houses: State Committee on Water Industry Replying
The Chairman of State Committee on Water Industry Vahe Hakobyan replied to EcoLur’s letter in regard with the emergency in Jrarat Village because of water outlets from Lake Sevan
Economy Ministry Replied to SOS Amulsar Initiative's Open Letter
18:14 October 22, 2014 | Dialog with 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
Environmental Expertise Shall Reject Tukhmanuk Gold Mining project
14:52 October 21, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Aragatsotn
Environmental Expertise Shall Reject Tukhmanuk Gold Mining project
Environmental Expertise Shall Reject Tukhmanuk Gold Mining project
Vayq Town Residents Are Frightened to Death: Hazard of Town Pollution from Azatek Mine
13:43 October 20, 2014 | Dialog with officials | 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
SOS Amulsar Initiative’s Open Letter to Economy Minister Karen Chshmarityan
12:58 October 17, 2014 | Dialog with officials | 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 | Dialog with officials | 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 | Dialog with officials | 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
Whether MES Opinion Taken into Consideration For Mining Projects
13:51 October 14, 2014 | Dialog with officials
Whether MES Opinion Taken into Consideration For Mining Projects
What is the role of the Ministry for Emergency States in giving permissions to mining and tialing dump projects in highkly seismic zones? EcoLur had an interview with MES Deputy Minister
Despite Availability of Funds Construction of North-South Corridor Put off
14:56 October 07, 2014 | Dialog with officials
Despite Availability of Funds Construction of North-South Corridor Put off
“In 2014 the sum of the first tranche – US $60 million was designed to accomplish Yerevan-Ararat and Yerevan-Ashtarak, which hasn’t
In Which Countries ADB Wants to Use Armenian Experience in Water Field?
13:30 October 01, 2014 | Dialog with officials
In Which Countries ADB Wants to Use Armenian Experience in Water Field?
The Asian Developmen Bank (ADB) wants to use the Armenian experience in the field of water also in other countries, as Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department Yesim M. Elhan-Kayalar noted during his meeting
Who Bears Responsibility for Flooding Villages with Water from Lake Sevan?
16:02 September 30, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Gegharkunik | Kotayk
Who Bears Responsibility for Flooding Villages with Water from Lake Sevan?
In regard with the emergency – flooding of houses and agricultural land areas in Jrarat Village, Kotayk Region, and Ddmashen, Gegharkounik Region, because of unprecedented water out lets from Lake Sevan, EcoLur addressed an enquiry to Vahe Hakobyan, Chairman of the State Committee on Water Industry. The enquiry says
Public Calling for ADB to Work Transparently Particularly in Regard with Sevan-Hrazdan Cascade Funding
16:19 September 29, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Yerevan
Public Calling for ADB to Work Transparently Particularly in Regard with Sevan-Hrazdan Cascade Funding
The public is calling for Asian Development Bank (ADB) to work transparently, particularly in regard with the funding of Sevan-Hrazdan Cascade and adding that Lake Sevan is number one environmental problem for Armenia.This problem was discussed at the meeting
What New Sources Will Territorial Administration Ministry Exploit?
17:44 September 26, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Ararat | Armavir | Shirak
What New Sources Will Territorial Administration Ministry Exploit?
In reply, Public Relations Department of Territorial Administration Ministry informed EcoLur, “”The governmental resolution you mentioned is
Environmental Expertise Must Turn Down Amulsar Project
16:00 September 26, 2014 | Dialog with officials | 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

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