Illegal Tree Felling Decreased at Dilijan National Park

Illegal Tree Felling Decreased at Dilijan National Park

Anna Hakobyan, YSU 3rd Year Journalism Faculty Student for EcoLur

Illegal tree felling in Dilijan National Park has decreased, as the CNF National Coordinator Arman Vermishyan said in his interview. “Now the situation has really changed, but it's the result of complex measures. After the revolution state bodies and the police started working, the administration of the national park was changed, there were changes connected with the employees. We had an interesting experiment: there is an environmental group in Dilijan, we funded them and received good results, as they continuously walk around the park, which gave its results,' Arman Vermishyan said. He mentioned that this matter can't be solved unilaterally, as this was a mafiosi system and it's not easy to say at once that you can't enter the forest.'

Arman Vermishyan noted that in 2019 they plan to install new surveillance cameras in Dilijan National Park to enhance the control in the national park, as well as they will provide trucks so as no other truck is able to take timber out of the national park.

December 27, 2018 at 16:08