News WWF Donates Three SUVs to Armenia's Environmental Protection Inspectorate
11:15 | September 20, 2018
The Armenian branch of the World Wildlife Funds (WWF) has donated three Mitsubishi V6 Pajeros to
Armenia’s Environmental Protection and Mining Inspectorate, in order to increase the effectiveness of
the agency’s monitoring capabilities.
News International Experts in Armenia to Assess Amulsar Gold Mine
17:55 | September 19, 2018
The ministry, in a statement released today, invites all interested non-governmental organizations to meet with the team of experts on September 20, from 5-6:30pm
News Armenian Environment Minister Discusses "Green Cities" Project with EBRD Delegation
18:34 | September 18, 2018
Armenian Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan today, in Yerevan, met with European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) delegation, headed by Nigel Jollands, to discuss Armenia’s
participation in an EBRD project called Green Cities.
News Inspection Underway at Kajaran's Zangezur Copper Molybdenum Combine
18:16 | September 13, 2018
Armenia’s Environmental Protection and Mining Inspectorate has launched a two-week investigation
into the operations of the Zangezur Copper Molybdenum Combine (ZCMC) based in the southern town
of Kajaran in Syunik Province.
News “Amulsar Comes to Yerevan” - Mine Opponents Protest Outside Government Building
13:28 | September 6, 2018
Activists opposed to the Amulsar mine project gathered in front of the Government Building in Yerevan
this morning, some dressed as endangered butterflies found on lands on the mine site.
News Inspection Bias: Lydian Armenia Charges Armenian Government Seeks to Scuttle Amulsar Mine Project
22:07 | September 1, 2018
Resolution published by the Inspection Body and following public statements made by Artur Grigoryan are aimed at cancelling the largest foreign investment project without any legal or scientific basis, and with amateurish reasoning.
News Amulsar Mine Opponents and Lydian Armenia Employees Clash in Jermouk
15:25 | August 27, 2018
Galstyan claims that the employees taunted the activists and threw bottles and stones at them. Scuffles
then broke out between the two sides.
Articles Ecosystems Threatened: Improper Mapping of Armenia’s National Parks Warrants Review
21:53 | August 21, 2018
Spruce trees are being cut down in the town of Dilijan, an area known as the Switzerland of Armenia, to
make way for a three-story hotel.
Articles Regulating Small Hydro Plants in Armenia: Armenian Economic Front Calls Ministry’s Proposals
10:30 | August 20, 2018
If a package of regulations drafted by Armenia’s Ministry of Nature Protection is approved, small hydro-
power plants will be barred from areas containing endangered flora and fauna and would have to be at
least 150 meters from any natural monuments.
Articles Endangering Kapan’s Water: Former Syunik Governor Surik Khachatryan’s Company Issued 29 Year
18:55 | August 12, 2018
The Armenian government has granted a 29-year mining permit to Geghi Gold LLC, a company owned
by former Syunik Provincial Governor Surik Khachatryan.
Articles Pig and Dairy Farm Owned by Mayor’s Family Polluting Spring-Fed Lake Ardenis in Armenia’s Lake
Arpi National Park
21:27 | July 23, 2018
Environmentalists and residents say Ardenis, a spring-fed lake covering some ten hectares, is slowly
News Yerevan Tiger "Nobel" Dies of Old Age
15:42 | July 20, 2018
Amur (Siberian) tigers, listed as an endangered subspecies, were once found throughout the Russian Far
East, northern China and the Korean peninsula.
News Villagers Attack Four Environmentalists Patrolling Dilijan National Park
13:29 | July 19, 2018
Residents of the village of Haghartzin yesterday attacked four environmentalists who’ve been patrolling
the nearby Dilijan National Park to prevent illegal logging.
Articles Geghanush Tailing Dump: Getting Larger and Impacting Life in Nearby Villages
13:17 | July 19, 2018
One of the largest tailing dumps in Armenia is only 800 meters from the Yerevan-Meghri highway,
passing through Kapan, the provincial capital of Syunik.
News Council of Europe Renews “European Diploma for Protected Areas” for Armenia’s Khsorov Forest Reserve
21:45 | July 16, 2018
On July 4, 2018, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided to renew the European Diplomas for Protected Areas to 20 areas in Europe, including the Khosrov Forest Reserve (Armenia)
Articles Yeghvard Residents Protest Business Jointly Owned by Iranian-Armenian Businessman and Gagik
18:29 | July 10, 2018
The protesters said the plant, being built by ArmOil CJSC tens of meters away from residential houses,
posed serious health and environmental risks to the area and local inhabitants.
News Amulsar Opponents Say Lydian Armenia Is In Crisis Mode; Demand Temporary Construction Halt
15:33 | July 9, 2018
Referring to recent demonstrations organized by those supporting the mine, Sona Roushanyan said that
it is natural for mine employees to be concerned about losing their jobs and thus show up at rallies
organized by their employer.
Articles Government of Former Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan Leased 25 Acres of Arzni Forest to Relatives
of His Son-In-Law
13:04 | June 27, 2018
Hayk Harutyunyan is the son of Arzuman Harutyunyan, a deputy director of the National Security
News New Working Group to Examine Amulsar Mine Project
01:01 | June 26, 2018
Artur Grigoryan, the new head of the Ministry of Nature Protection’s Environmental Protection and
Mining Inspectorate, writes that a working group has been created to inspect mining operations in
Armenia and that its first task will be to examine the proposed Amulsar gold mine.
Articles Northern Armenia's Eco-Rich Lake Arpi National Park: Poor Infrastructure Hinders Tourism
21:25 | June 23, 2018
Lake Arpi, located 2,025 meters above sea level in Armenia’s Shirak Province, is attractive especially at
sunset, when the water reflects the sun, clouds and various birds flying in the air.