IFC Ombudsman's Office Published Report on Amulsar Complaint
13:25 November 12, 2015 | Amulsar | Syunik | Vayots dzor
IFC CAO (Compliance Advisor Ombudsman) released its appraisal on incompliance of Amulsar open gold mining project funded by Lydian International to IFC principles and standards of social and environmental responsibility.
Specialists: Amulsar Not Newly Detected Mine
16:28 November 11, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
According to the presented project (Amulsar) and the concluded contract, only gold and silver will be extracted in the mine. The project submitted to expertise should either have completely excluded the presence of other elements and naturally studies should have been carried out in this direction or submitted information about their possible presence. Naturally, if there are other elements, they should be extracted in heap leaching, if extraction is not ensured, they are classified as losses and these losses must be
Kapan Mayor Going to Cycle To Work
16:18 November 10, 2015 | Cities | Syunik
Kapan Mayor Ashot Hayrapetyan expressed his readiness to cycle to work, as he said at the presentation of “Bicycle Kapan: Introduction of Sustainable Vehicles into Kapan Town Community” project workpackage
Freshwater Springs Getting Dry in Sisian Region
14:57 October 23, 2015 | SOS | Syunik
There are 5 SHPPs in our area, both in our area and in Sarnakunq. We don’t even know who’s who: our land areas are attached to each other. We can see that all the spring and rivers are getting dry
“Zangezour Copper and Molybdenum Combine” Going to Make Qajaran Copper and Molybdenum Mining Volumes Annually 22 Million Tons
16:21 October 13, 2015 | Mining | Syunik
“Zangezour Copper and Molybdenum Combine” CJSC is planning to increase mining volumes of Qajaran copper and molybdenum mine and make it annually 22 million tons. In this regard, the company will hold a public discussion on changing the mining project of Qajaran copper and molybdenum mine reserves, Syunik Region, (including change in mining volumes expansion of mine galleries, prolongation of permit duration) at 15:00 on
Tree Felling in Shikahogh State Reserve
13:53 October 12, 2015 | Biodiversity | Syunik
Over 50 trees have been cut down in 1500 cum areas included in “Shikahogh” state reserve, a part of “Zangezour” biospheric complex and its adjacent areas
What Is Left From Armenian Forests?
12:20 October 01, 2015 | Forest | Lori | Syunik
Studies in forest sector in recent 10 years are few, while figures contradict each other starting from the forest cover: so far the official figure is from 1991 – 11.2% forest-covered area. Some official documents say this figure is 8%, but according
Very “Responsible Mining” by “Cronimet”
17:48 September 29, 2015 | Mining | Syunik
The Pan-Armenian Environmental Front (PEF) civic initiative’s video shooting in the area of Artsvanik tailing dump owned by ZCMC showed once again that the wastewater from

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