On November 22 in the forest area of Stepanavan, Lori region, the volunteers of the Pan-Armenian Environmental Front detected more than 1030 illegally cut trees, 870 of which were newly cut. The diameters of the cut trees were 10-130 cm.
As Levon Galstyan, a member of the Pan-Armenian Environmental Front, said during the interview with EcoLur they didn't see any seals on the cut trees. They only noticed several green unintelligible notes.
According to Levon Galstyan the volunteers of the "Public Monitoring of Forests" project detected about 2500 illegally cut trees in Lori, Tavush and Syunik regions in 2015. While according to the official data 1273 trees were cut illegally in 2015.
According to the budget project of 2016 no funds are planned for afforestation in Armenia.
12:32 November 23, 2015