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Juniper Forests in Artavan on Fire: Emergency in Vayots Dzor
14:31 August 11, 2017 | Forest | Vayots dzor
On 10 August a fire burst out in the grass-covered area in the 10th km of Vayq-Saravan section on M-2 highway in Vayots Dzor Region. The fire is expanding and including the areas of juniper forests. As Lyuba Balyan, a researcher of Institute of Zoology of NAS RA informed
Environmentalists Have Applied to Armenian PM Calling for Annulling Positive Environmental Opinion Issued to Amulsar Mining
17:05 August 07, 2017 | Dialog with officials | Vayots dzor
Armenian Environmental Front (AEF) Civic Initiative, The Greens Union of Armenia, EcoLur, ‘Union for Sustainable Human Development’, ‘Jermuk Development Center’, ‘Environmental Academy’ NGOs have addressed an open letter to Armenian PM Karen Karapetyan and Nature Protection Minister Artsvik Minasyan calling for annulling the positive opinion
Business Also Suffers from Violations of Right to Water (Photo)
18:50 August 01, 2017 | Water | Vayots dzor
The alarm signals on the dehydration of the Yeghegis River flowing through Vayots Dzor Region continue. Another alarm signal is being beaten by Diaspora Armenian businessman Hovhannes Stepanyan, who is not able to implement the planned agricultural projects in Shatin community located on the bank of
Gladzor Mine and Hazards for Health
18:27 July 31, 2017 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Gladzor and Vernashen residents, Vayots Dzor Region, assess risks for their health to be caused with Gladzor poly-metallic mining as extremely high. Gladzor mine is intended to be developed by Vayq Metal Company. The first project was issued a negative opinion by Environmental
AEF. According to international acclaimed experts gold project in Amulsar should not start։ What has Lydian hidden and what the Armenian government has been “unaware” of
14:27 July 27, 2017 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Now international acclaimed experts in the field have also joined Armenian experts and based on the proposal of the US-based Harout Bronozian, they presented results of three different expertises on this gold project. The results of these researches once again confirm the statement voiced for many years that gold project in Amulsar should not be launched since the assessment carried out by Lydian are extremely incomplete, while the government
Civil Society Doesn't Agree with IFC Ombudsman's Office Conclusions on Complaint of Incompliance of Amulsar Project with IFC Standards
16:07 July 25, 2017 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
The Ombudsman's Office of the International Finance Corporation, CAO/IFC (World Bank Group) sent the initial results of the audit on the complaint of incompliance of Amulsar open gold mining project with IFC standards, so as the IFC refused from funding the project. The complaint was submitted to CAO by two residents
Yeghegis Community Head: Fish Disappearing Because of SHPPs
18:27 June 09, 2017 | Small HPPs, Renewable Energy | Vayots dzor
Two SHPPs have been constructed in the administrative area of Yeghegis Community, Vayots Dzor Region. According to Yeghegis Community Head Yurik Mkrtchyan, currently one SHPP is operation, while the non-operating SHPP have been constructed illegally

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