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SOS informational campaigns

“EcoLur” participates in S.O.S. environmental campaigns as an informational coordinator and resource of environmentally important information

2011- up to present S.O.S Forests informational campaign, directed against Armenian forest recourses elimination

2011- up to present S.O.S. Kapan informational campaign aimed to protect the rights to health and healthy environment from pollution by heavy and toxic metals caused by opencast development of Shahumyan Gold-polymetallic Mine 

2009- up to present S.O.S. Uranium informational campaign aimed to protect public right to take part in decision making in regard with uranium program implementation in Armenia. 

2008- up to present S.O.S. Sevan informational campaign aimed to preserve Sevan Lake ecosystem. 

2005- up to present S.O.S. Yerevan informational campaign aimed at protecting green zones in Yerevan. 

2005- up to present S.O.S. Teghout informational campaign directed against copper and molybdenum mine development in Teghout forest 

2009 S.O.S. Jrvezh informational campaign directed against Government decision № 684- N dated on 18 July 2009 in accordance with which a land area of 21,76 is  illegally alienated from “Jrvezh” Forest Park. Campaign has been won. 

2009- 2010 S.O.S. Mariam informational campaign, initiated in protection of youth green movement activist Mariam Sukhudyan Campaign has been won.

2008-2009 S.O.S. Armash informational campaign directed against illegal bird hunting in Armash wetlands: The campaign is still in progress because of inability to access information in the very of territory of Armash

2005 S.O.S. Shikahogh informational campaign directed against the construction of a new road through Shikahogh Reserve. Campaign has been won.

Documentaries

Documentaries by "EcoLur"

2013, “Features of National Expertise”, film shows how the projects bearing huge risks for people and nature get positive opinion from Nature Protection Ministry, how the environmental legislation is violated and nobody bears responsibility for these violations. Because of officials’ indifference, the residents of small villages get partitioned and fight against each other. And how, as a matter of fact, Lake Sevan rescue program looks like, if the projects destroying the lake are given “green light”. Donor - Counterpart Armenia/USAID

2012, “Who Will Survive in Sevan”,  documentary, 24 min. The film broaches problems we all are concerned with, but first of all, the people living on the shore of Lake Sevan. The lake is surrounded with 40 communities. People there don’t take part in the governmental programs on Sevan, the total amount of which sometimes exceeds 370,000,000 AMD. People leave their hometown not seeing any way out. Donor - Counterpart Armenia/USAID

2011, “Eminent Domain”, documentary reel 12 min. produced by EcoLur, is already available on the net. The main topic is how Qajaran Villagers oppose to Armenian industrial giant Zangezour copper and Molybdenum Combine. On one scale is the will of small village residents, while on the other scale is ZCMC, governmental officials and money, much money. Donor - Counterpart Armenia/USAID

2011, “Climate Change: Personal Viewpoint”, 18 min., this documentary presents art and culture figures who express their viewpoints about global process connected with climate change and current environmental problems in Armenia: Donor - Goethe Institute 

2010, “Uranium Phobia”, 22 min, this documentary is about the clash of interest between public and authorities – Energy and Natural Resources Ministry of Armenia, Nature protection Ministry of Armenia and “Armenian-Russian Mining Company” CJSC management in regard with uranium program implementation in Armenia and public assessments. The documentary presents the opinion of locals, uranium program managers and expert assessments: Donor - Counterpart International/USAID.

2008, “The Gold Mine for Sevan”, 15 min, this documentary is about ecological risks in Ararat and Vardenis towns directed against gold recovery factory construction project in Sotq: Donor - WECF – (Women of Europe for Common Future)

2007, “The Victims of the Black Bull”, 22 min, this documentary is about environmental and social problems as a result of mining company operations in Teghout, Akhtala and Alaverdi town: Donor - BAFA (USA)

2007, “Cost of Poverty” 16 min, this socio-environmental documentary is about the problems of poor population in Armenia and energy: Donor - WECF – (Women of Europe for Common Future).

2007, “Your Pain is My Trouble”, 19 min, joint production with Georgia about refugees and conflicts in the South Caucasus. Donor - Dutch Council for Refugees

2007, “Ecosanitation” 15 min, a social documentary about the problems with water resources preservation and sanitation: Donor - WECF – (Women of Europe for Common Future).

Projects 

2013-2014 - "Let's Stop Destruction of Country and Ensure Future" Donor - Open Society Foundations Armenia

2013-1015 - “Building bridges: linking Europe’s neighbourhoods to ensure public finance for public benefit” -  donor - EU Commission, DG for Development and Cooperation –EuropeAid

2013-2014 - "EcoLur" Eco-political Club" – donor -  Counterpart Armenia/USAID

2013 – “Armenia: Assesment of environmental risks” donor – Eurasia Partnership Foundation

2013— "EU funds in the V4 and lessons for the Neighborhood", donor - Visegrad Fund

 2013 – "Public Monitoring of Environmental Expertise", donor - Counterpart Armenia/USAID

2012 – 2013, the project "On-line:  Ecological Hot Regions of Armenia", donor - Open Society Foundation–Armenia

2012, the project “State Program in Eyes of Sevan Communities”, donor - Counterpart International Representation in Armenia

2011-2012, Project “Make Your Voice Heard”, donor – Eurasia Partnership Foundation

2011-2012, Project “Gold of Amulsar”, donor – Global Greengrants Fund

2011, the Project “Protect You Right to Your Habitat – Forest”, donor – Counterpart International/USAID

2010-2011, Project “Get the Information and Participate in Decision Making of Environmental Important Processes”, donor – Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation – Armenia

2010-2011, Project “Climate and Culture”, donor – Goethe Institute, Germany

2010, Project “Improving Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) in the European Neighborhood Policy East Countries and Russia”, donor – IUCN (in the frame of ENPI FLEG Program) 

2010, Project “Decreasing ecological risks in Hot Spots of Armenia by capacity building of all stakeholders on the basis of Aarhus centers”, donor - Civic Action for Security and Environment/OSCE 

2009-2010, “Public Monitoring of Uranium Project to Get Guarantees for Radioactive Security”, donor - Counterpart International/USAID 

2009-2010, “We Protect Our Rights on Ecological Information and Healthy Environment in Hot Spots of Mining Industry”, donor -Royal Norwegian Embassy 
2009-2010, “New Informational Policy in Ecology: Increasing of Informational Recourses of Public Sector”, donor – Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation -Armenia 

2009, “Ecological-social profile of Deno Gold Mining activities in Syunik”. donor - Global Greengrants Fund

2008 – 2009, “Informational Exchange on Ecological Risks in the East Lesser Caucasus Corridor Throw the “EcoLurNetWork”, donor - CEPF/WWF

2008, Round Table on “Access to the Ecological Information and National Security”, own funding 

2008, “Media Monitoring of Syunik Marz Hot Spot”, donor – International Center for Journalists (USA) 

2008, Conference “Nuclear Power: Myth and Reality”, donor- H.Boell Foundation 

2008, “Media Monitoring of Syunik Marz Hot Spot”, donor – International Center for Journalists

2007-2008, “The North of Armenia - Informational Mirror”, donor – BAFA (USA) 

2006-2007, “Stimulation of Eco-journalism to Monitor Problems of Environment Protection in the East Lesser Caucasus Corridor”, donor - CEPF/WWF 

2006, UNCG-UNDP-OSCE-EcoLur joint project “Desertification Hot Spots in Armenia” 

2006, “Strengthening of Local Human Capacities in the Regions of the Republic of Armenia by Three Pillars of the Aarhus Convention”, donor – OSCE Office in Yerevan

2005, “Campaign against the Construction of Highway through Shikaghogh Reserve”, donors – CEPF/WWF