Armenia

'Agarak Copper and Molybdenum Combine' CJSC Intending to Expand 'Davazami' Taili...
'Agarak Copper and Molybdenum Combine' CJSC intends to expand the area of 'Davazami' Tailing Dump owned by Agarak Copper and Molybdenum Combine making it from 93 ha to 128 ha. The expansion of the tailing dump area is conditioned with the increase in productivity of Agarak Copper and Molybdenum Combine since 2010 (3.5 million to...
2016-06-14 17:43:56
Hunting Case of Red-Listed Bezoar Goat in Vayots Dzor
The policemen in Vayots Dzor Region have caught a poacher who had hunted red-listed Bezoar goat: he lives in Yeghegnadzor Town. He had acknwoledged that he had hunted with the gun owned by his father in Gnishik community. Both the hunted animal and gun had been confiscated, as RA police informs.
2016-06-08 13:45:22
Amulsar Mine and Vague Future of Jermuk According to Lydian
British offshore company Lydian International Limited registered at Toronto Stock Exchange plans to exploit gold mine in Amulsar. For years it didn’t include Jermuk town as an area affected by the project. However, in May 2016 it presented its 4th document on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) to Ministry of...
2016-06-06 16:54:05
Natural Disaster in Artik Resulting from Non-Assessment of Risks
The natural disaster occurred in Artik is the result of not assessing the risks. Reminder: on 24 June the houses and streets in Artik towns were flooded and filled with mud because of unprecedented precipitation. Thus case proved that the decisions and programs adopted for the reduction and management of risks in Armenia are in...
2016-06-06 16:24:41
21 Trees Illegally Cut Down in "Dilijan" National Park
As the Information and Public Relations Department of Nature Protection Ministry informs, the workers of “Dilijan” National Park SNCO detected and drew up 8 protocols of forest violations for illegally cut down 21 trees in May 2016.
2016-06-03 20:41:44
Today is ‪‎World Migratory Bird Day‬
Today is ‪‎World Migratory Bird Day‬! Here’s how atoms in bird feathers and beaks have a part to play. By measuring the ratio of certain atoms in these birds, scientists can understand where they go, where they like to live, and what they eat and drink, which are key for protecting them and their habitats. These atom...
2016-05-14 12:04:05
Another Discussion Around Qaghtsrashen Project Failed (Photos)
Another discussion on Qaghtsrashen gravity irrigation project, which was planned to be held in Garni community yesterday, at 14:00, was failed. Garni residents refused to take part in the discussion initiated by the State Committee on Water Industry and declared they were rejecting this project. Kotayk Regional Head Karapet Gulo...
2016-05-13 17:49:46
Garni Residents Blocked the Yerevan-Garni Highway Again
Right now Garni Residents again blocked the Garni-Yerevan highway and refuse to participate in the discussion of the project of taking water from the Azat river. Recall, that today in was invited a discussion about the project of Kaghtsrashenirrigation system.   Photo from Facebook page of the Pa...
2016-05-12 15:49:32
The bill present to the NA runs counter to the optimal forest commitment defined...
If measures are not taken over the greenhouse gas emissions reduction, then the temperature in Armenia will rise by 3-4 degrees. As a measure to mitigate climate change Armenia is committed to bring its wooded areas up to 20.1 percent by 2050. During a round table on the topic "Susta...
2016-05-12 12:02:49
5 Day Weather Forecast
In the Republic։ On May 11-12 in most regions of RA, 13-14 in northern regions mainly on the second half of the daytime and on the first half of the night short rain with thunderstorm is predicted. In separate places hail is possible. The Southwest wind speed is 2-7 m/s, during the storm the wind speed may exceed up to 15-20 m...
2016-05-11 10:49:24
"I don't know, why they want to meet". Garni Mayor - about another planned discu...
On Pan-Armenian Environmental Front Facebook page the following content is contained in a note: "Another unclear consideration is planned in Garni about carrying the water from the river Azat. They said a hundred times that people are against actually it does not reach". Post attached to the statement below...
2016-05-10 17:47:03
"Vallex" group has financial problems
Prime Minister of Armenia Hovik Abrahamyan paid a working visit toTeghut copper-molybdenum mine, where he was briefed on the investment projects carried out by Vallex Group, which is the operator of the mine. Talking to journalists, the Premier pointed out that the Company boasted 57% growth in the first quarter of 2016 and exp...
2016-05-10 12:55:56
Sevan clean up in a few days
A group of environmentalists initiated cleaning up the shores of the lake Sevan on May 14. They plan to engage the population living near the lake, as well as other concerned people, local authorities, non-governmental bodies, international organizations operating in Armenia and other interested persons in this ac...
2016-05-06 17:27:38
Soldiers fight for our homeland, we - against those, who destroy it
Using the mixed situation in Karabakh-Azerbaijani border, some people started the Kaghtsrashen gravity irrigation system project. Heavy equipment had entered Azat Gorge and moving forward was destroying the sights and blossoming trees.  Residents had blocked the Yerevan-Garni highway, environmental...
2016-05-06 15:12:35
An Ecotourism Festival Will be Held in Armenia for the first time
On June 4-5 with the initiative of "Jermuk Development Center" and "Young Biologists Association" NGOs The First Ecotourism Festival will take place in Armenia. Econews.am has talked about this to "Jermuk Development Center" NGO's chairman Vazgen Galstyan. "We are planning to organize the festival in Gomq, Vayots Dzor. Our mai...
2016-05-06 10:27:46
The Only Motivation of Ministry of Environment are Money, Profits and Corruption...
As we had informed recently, Russian President former assistant Sergei Yastrzhembsky participated in hunting in Armenia, stabbing 11-year-old male Armenian Mufflon included in Red Data book of the country. The Ministry of Environment announced that mouflon hunting is legal. Econews.am has tal...
2016-05-05 15:05:16
Sevan Lake Water Level Rises
According to the official website of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, օn May 2 the level of Lake Sevan was 1900.46 meters, which is 12 cm higher than the same day last year. The lake level started to rise intensively since April 11, when the water level was 1900.34 meters.  
2016-05-03 11:24:06
5 Day Weather Forecast
In the Republic On May 2 in Lori, Tavush, Syunik and Artsakh, on the second half of the daytime and on the first half of night of May 3-6 in most regions short rain with storm is predicted. In separate places hail is possible. The Southwest wind speed is 2-7 m/s. During the storm the wind speed may exceed up to 15-20 m/s. The...
2016-05-02 10:05:58
Alarm Signal from Ijevan Forests: Tree Massacre Continuing
Alarms about the massive deforestation are going on. Another alarm from Tavush region according to which in Ijevan forest area of "Forest" SNCO, Ministry of Agriculture there are a lot of illegal deforestations. The whole day in different directions voices of electric saws are heard in the forest. Scattered ...
2016-04-30 10:43:04
5 Day Weather Forecast
In the Republic On the second half of the day and on the first half of the night of April 29-30 and May 1,3 in most regions, on May 2 in Lory, Tavush, Syuniq regions and Artsakh short rain with thunderstorm is predicted, in separate places hail is possible. On May 2 no precipitation is predicted. The Southwest wind speed is 2...
2016-04-29 11:36:28
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