Accusations Filed to Officials in Charge of Protection of Forest Fund in Lori Region

Accusations Filed to Officials in Charge of Protection of Forest Fund in Lori Region

In the period from July 28 to September 1, 2021, charges were brought against "ArmForest" SNCO 6 forest heads and 3 foresters under Article 315, Part 2 of RA Criminal Code, as RA Prosecutor's Office informs.

The preliminary investigation substantiated that, being officially obliged to take preventive measures - control over illegal logging and other violations of RA forest legislation, unfair and negligent attitude towards the service was demonstrated, they did not fulfill their responsibilities properly.

In particular, they did not regularly visit the reserved units, as a result of which 1471 illegally felled trees of different types and diameters were recorded. As a result, the flora and fauna suffered a particularly large damage of about 136 million AMD.

The preliminary investigation of all the mentioned criminal cases continues, measures are taken to ensure the completeness, comprehensiveness, objectivity of the cases, to restore the damage caused to nature, as well as to find out the possible connection of other persons.

A criminal case on illegal logging has been sent to court due to negligent performance of his duties by a forester at Gyulagarak forestry department of "Stepanavan Forestry" branch of "ArmForest" SNCO.

September 07, 2021 at 10:24