12:16, August 24, 2015
Ansoumane Doumbouya, former head of the CITES Management Authority of Guinea and a key player behind the illegal export of hundreds of chimpanzees and gorillas to China and elsewhere, was arrested on August 21.
00:06, August 21, 2015
Hetq has learnt that 60 pygmy vervet monkeys, imported from Tanzania to Armenia at the beginning of August, were never quarantined even though they were captured in the wild and might pose a risk of spreading dangerous viruses like Ebola.
11:35, February 23, 2015
While Armenia’s Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Khachik Hakobyan confesses that Armenia has a problem regarding the illegal trade of endangered animals, the official also confesses there has been no evidence of Armenia's involvement in the matter.
09:00, October 06, 2014
With the deadly Ebola virus running rampant in certain eastern African countries, the Armenian government has said that is taking measures to beef-up security at points of entry into the country.
20:32, April 30, 2014
The Investigative Division of Armenia’s State Revenue Committee today “invited” Hetq reporter Kristine Aghalaryan to serve as a witness in a criminal case that was launched on the basis of a series of articles she had written exposing the trafficking of endangered animals to and from Armenia.
10:10, April 07, 2014
The Bioresources Management Agency had prepared a spread of fresh fruit for the Swiss journalist and German camera operator visiting its office. Halfway through the conversation, Ziroyan remembered he had a bottle of "delicious Armenian wine" in the fridge, very much trying to persuade us to taste it: "Drink a little bit; it's very good. Drink so you don't write something [bad] about us."
18:45, March 26, 2014
Swiss reporter Karl Ammann and cameraman Klaus Sparwasser have arrived in Yerevan to produce a film for German TV station ZDF regarding Armenia’s role in the trafficking of endangered animal species.
22:20, February 19, 2014
In its continuing investigation into Armenia’s involvement in the illegal trafficking of endangered animal species, Hetq has learnt that two more bonobos (Pan paniscus) were imported into Armenia in 2012 in addition to the two already written about by Hetq.
01:16, February 06, 2014
According to a list provided Hetq by the Ministry of Nature Protection, only one animal included in the Red Book of endangered animal species has imported into Armenia within the past year - a jaguar (Pantera onca). The animal is said to have come from Georgia.
00:05, November 28, 2013
Armenia now enjoys the dubious distinction of being a transit nation for endangered animals. These animals, from exotic African varieties listed in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species to those native to Indonesia, are being trafficked through Armenia without difficulty.