Armenia

This Autumn "ATP" Planning to Plant 200,000 Trees and Bushes
This year “ATP” charity foundation is planning to plant around 200,000 fruit trees, as well as decorative trees ad bushes. As the press release by ATP addressed to EcoLur says, the foundation will declare the exact day of Public tree planting later depending on weather conditions. Armenia Tree Project has planted more than five million trees since its inception in 1994. The organization is the only major tree planting program in the country and in its 22 years has successfully establ...
2016-10-03 15:39:30
WWF-Armenia launches Leopard Caretakers Network Project
In the frameworks of Caucasian Leopard Conservation Project, WWF-Armenia launches Leopard Caretakers Network Project which aims to unite the society, international organizations, private and public sectors to strengthen conservation mechanisms of leopard and its prey species (Bezoar Goat, Armenian Mouflon, Roe Deer, etc.). For this purpose, WWF has already chosen environmentalists from the leopard habitat adjacent communities who will carry out intensive monitoring and field surveys in this hab...
2016-09-30 15:41:09
Garni Residents Continue Fight For Sake of Changes – This Time in Local Governme...
Over two years Garni community residents in Kotayq Region have been fighting against the Qaghtsrashen gravity irrigation system, through which a part of the water in the Azat River should be transferred to Ararat Region for irrigation purposes. During recent two years Garni residents blocked Garni-Yerevan highway several times, failed the public discussions organized by State Committee on Water Industry and sent a letter-complaint to the Washington office of the World Bank, which funds this proj...
2016-09-27 14:16:51
Launch of Amulsar Construction Is End to Little Armenian Switzerland-Jermuk
The launch of the construction works on Amulsar gold mining project was marked with huge arrogance. The ceremony was attended by the Armenian top officials, the Prime Minister of Armenia Mr. Hovik Abrahamyan, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Levon Yolyan, Minister of Economy Artsvik Minasyan, heads of communities of Jermuk, Gndevaz, Saravan and Gorayk. Lydian board of directors, several shareholders, representatives of EBRD and IFC, heads of Yerevan offices of the World Bank Mrs. Laura B...
2016-09-22 13:34:20
Attempts to silence those who voice risks of Amulsar gold mine – PAEF
Recently the police of Kentron district called Levon Galstyan, member of the coordinating board of Pan-Armenian Environmental Front (PAEF) Civil Initiative and informed him that “Lydian Armenia”, the company that plans to exploit Amulsar mine, turned to the police with complaints that Levon Galstyan and his colleagues had threatened them. Now the police are collecting materials regarding this complaint. Levon Galstyan was invited to the police, but since there was no o...
2016-09-15 14:08:17
Privatized Rivers of Armenia
There are around 173 small hydropower plants (SHPP) in Armenia, of which around 114 are on natural streams. The license for these SHPPs is given for about 15 years. The electricity producers sell the electricity to “Electric Networks of Armenia” CJSC for around 11-25AMD (2-5 US cents kilowatt/hours). They do not however pay minimal taxes for water usage which used to go to the community budget before. Moreover, the documents that regulate SHPP sector are 50-60 years old and there has...
2016-09-15 14:00:31
Landfill Site To Be Constructed on Forest Lands In Yerevan
The Armenian Government took 24.42 ha from Armforest to construct a new landfill site. The resolution was adopted on 2 September 2016. It’s planned to project and develop a new landfill site in line with European standards in the area adjacent to Nubarashen landfill site.According to Yerevan Deputy Mayor Kamo Areyan, the allocated land area is not forest-covered, it’s not cultivated and is factually the continuation of the current urban landfill site.RA Agriculture Ministry didn&rsqu...
2016-09-06 14:39:38
5 Day Weather Forecast
In the Republic On August 30-31 no precipitation is expected. In the evening hours of 1-3 in most places short rain with thunderstorm is expected. Southern wind speed is 2-7 m/s. On August 30-31 the air temperature won’t change considerably then will go down by 5-7 degrees. In Yerevan On August 30-31 no precipitation is expected. In the evening hours of August 1-3 short rain with thunderstorm is expected.
2016-08-30 10:50:07
Sevan and Jermuk as Amulsar Gold Project Price
2016-08-29 13:55:30
ArmForest SNCO Director Considers It Necessary To Increase Legal Timber Storage ...
ArmForest SNCO Director Martun Matevosyan summarized the results of the works carried out in the first semester of 2016, which are as follows: • Planting 2.5 ha of forest cultures and supplementary planting of 14.9 ha. • In autumn 2016 it's planned to carry out reforestation works in 10 ha of littoral area of Lake Sevan with the support of RA Forest Recovery and Development Fund. • Under the contract signed between 'Teghout' CJSC and 'ArmForest' SNCO, reforestation works in the...
2016-08-29 11:42:18
5 Day Weather Forecast
In the Republic On August 29-31 no precipitation is predicted. In the evening of September 1-2 short rain with thunderstorm is predicted. The South wind speed is 2-7 m/s. On August 29-31 the air temperature will go down by 2-4 degrees. In Yerevan On August 29-31 no precipitation is predicted. In the evening of August 28 thunderstorm is predicted, in separate places short rain is possible.
2016-08-29 11:22:33
5 Day Weather Forecast
In the Republic On August 22-26 no precipitation is predicted. The South wind speed is 2-7 m/s. The air temperature will not change considerably. In Yerevan On August 22-26 no precipitation is predicted.
2016-08-21 13:26:36
Illegal Tree Felling in Vanadzor:MP Reported on Crime
Illegal Tree Felling in Vanadzor:MP Reported on Crime Photo and video are taken from Edmon Maruqyan Facebook page.
2016-08-18 21:10:14
Attention!
Attention! On August 20-23 high temperature, as well as a high risk of fire is predicted in the valleys and foothills of the republic. It is recommended to avoid physical activity and direct sunlight.
2016-08-18 20:44:12
5 Day Weather Forecast
In the Republic In the evening of August 18 in northern regions short rain with thunderstorm is possible. On August 19-22 no precipitation is predicted. The South wind speed is 2-7 m/s. In the evening in Ararat Valley the wind speed may exceed up to 15-20 m/s. On August 20 the air temperature will go up by 1-2 degrees and then it will not change considerably. In Yerevan In the evening of August 18 thunderstorm is predicted, there’s little chance of rain. On August 19-22 no precipita...
2016-08-17 22:53:41
5 Day Weather Forecast
In the Republic On August 12-16 no precipitation is predicted. The South wind speed is 2-7 m/s. The air temperature will not change significantly. In Yerevan On August 12-16 no precipitation is predicted.
2016-08-12 09:57:11
5 Day Weather Forecast
In the Republic On August 12-16 no precipitation is predicted. The South wind speed is 2-7 m/s. The air temperature will not change significantly. In Yerevan On August 12-16 no precipitation is predicted.
2016-08-11 16:15:46
Climatic conditions such as warming and increase in humidity strongly affect wat...
By 2030 climate change is expected to cause approximately 250 000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress. These data were presented at the World Health Organization (WHO) conference dedicated to impact of climate change on health, the UN official website says. Climatic conditions such as warming and increase in humidity strongly affect water-borne diseases and diseases transmitted through insects. Rising temperatures and variable precipitation are lik...
2016-08-11 16:09:10
5 Day Weather Forecast
In the Republic On August 10-14 no precipitation is expected. Southern wind speed is 2-7 m/s. In the evening hours of August 10 in Ararat valley wind speed may reach up to 15-20 m/s. On August 10-11 the air temperature will go up by 2-3 degrees. In Yerevan On August 10-14 no precipitation is expected. In the evening hours of August 10 wind speech may exceed up to 10-20 m/s.
2016-08-10 11:00:21
Unless we have a government aiming at the use of natural resources, I won't beli...
The countries of South Caucasus need new and innovative 'green economy', which can ensure the development of our countries and the adaptation to climate change. Political will is needed for its development in order to overcome problems connected with overexploitation and export of natural resources: moil in Azerbaijan, mining in Armenia and water resources in Georgia, as Manana Kochladze, Regional Coordinator for the Caucasus of CEE Bankwatch Network and Chairman of 'Green Alternative' Environme...
2016-08-09 11:33:14
Weather forecast
Calendar
We On Facebook