It is planned to create an Environmental Protection Service that will monitor forest and specially protected nature areas 24 hours a day. This service will replace Forestry Committee of RA Ministry of Environment.
On November 9, 2023, RA government approved the legislative package developed by the RA Ministry of Environment, with the adoption of which this service will be established. It is planned to cut 506 posts of foresters and 345 inspectors of specially protected natural areas of "ArmForest" SNCO, instead establishing an Environmental Protection Service consisting of 1176 posts.
With the adoption of the legislative package, the functions of protection and protection of forests will be separated, the service will carry out prevention and prevention of illegal deforestation.
November 09, 2023 at 16:41