ArmInfo. Armenian Nature Protection Ministry, found 171 illegally cut trees (43 beeches, 31hornbeams , 11oaks , 2 maples and 1ash tree) as a result of additional checking in the 6th district of Haghartsin, Dilijan's national park and Idjevan's regional forestry.
As the department's press-service informed ArmInfo, 125.38 kW meters of illegally cut wood were found by the policemen, working together with Nature Protection Ministry workers ,Arman Vermishyan ,Caucasus Nature Fund representative in Armenia,and the damage was estimated 17 365 790 AMD. In the fifth district of the same national park policemen and Ministry workers found 81 illegally cut trees (72beeches, 9 hornbeams, 9 oaks), the damage was of 13 998 450 AMD.
"The documents on incident, prepared by the Ministry workers, were directed to law-enforcement bodies", Nature Protection Ministry's report reads. Armenia has gone through the biggest forest cut twice: in 30-50s for industrial purposes and in 1992-95 related to the energetic crisis. The attention to sociability and illegal cut of the trees is increasing recently thanks to which the incidents, received resonance, reach the law-enforcement officials.