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 Tuesday, September 12 2017 12:37

Russia will provide $ 1 million to Armenia to strengthen the potential for combating forest fires

Russia will provide $ 1 million to Armenia to strengthen the potential for combating forest fires

ArmInfo. Russia will provide Armenia $ 1 million to strengthen the capacity to combat forest fires in the country. Minister of Nature Protection of Armenia Artsvik Minasyan and UN Resident Representative in Armenia Bradley Buseto signed a memorandum on September 12 aimed at implementing the program "Mitigating the Impact of Climate Change in Armenia through Developing the Potential of Forest and Field Fire Management" financed by the Russian Federation.


Artsvik Minasyan: " We bring efforts to restore the damage caused by  fires
 Wednesday, September 6 2017 19:10

ArmInfo.In 2017, the forests in Armenia burned unprecedentedly, "Artsvik Minasyan, Minister of Nature Protection of Armenia told in the National Assembly on September 6. 

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There is big fish drop in Akhuryan reservoir of Armenia
 Friday, September 1 2017 19:10

ArmInfo.The fish in Akhuryan reservoir in Armenia began to mass die. The reason for that became a rapid discharge of water. About this corr. ArmInfo was told  by an eyewitness of the incident, the rector of the Orthodox Church  of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the archpriest Alexander  Shkarbanenko. He supported his message with photos and videos taken  from his cell phone. "SOS, the mass death of fish at the Akhuryan  reservoir." The nature protection should be used, "he wrote on his  social networking page.

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Armenian Nature Protection ministry:  fires at the territory of the  Dilijan National Park are extinguished
 Thursday, August 31 2017 14:54

ArmInfo.Another forest fire in Armenia this time at the territory of national park Dilijan happened on August 30, two flaming cases were registered, according to Armenian Nature Protection Ministry. 

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Armenia expects for the   visit of US Forest Service team to restore  burnt forests.
 Wednesday, August 30 2017 11:26

ArmInfo. Next week, a team of the US Forest Service for the restoration of burnt forests will visit the village, which will render appropriate assistance to the Ministry of  Nature Protection of Armenia and employees of the state reserve "Khosrov Forest".  This was announced by US Ambassador Richard Mills on August 29 during a meeting with the Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan.  

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Nature Protection Ministry: new fires burnt in Armenian forests
 Tuesday, August 29 2017 13:19

ArmInfo. Forest fires in Armenia cover new districts. 

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Armenian Ministry of Nature Protection in Khosrov forest reveals  unprecedented volume of poaching of river trout 
 Monday, August 28 2017 18:17

ArmInfo. Employees of the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia on the territory of the state reserve "Khosrov Forest" have revealed an unprecedented volume of poaching of river trout with the help of an electric shock.

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Ecologist: I doubt the safety of the substance burned on the  territory of the chemical plant "Nairit"
 Monday, August 28 2017 18:14

ArmInfo.The head of the association "For the sake of stable human development", ecologist Karine Danielyan doubts the safety of the substance burnt in the territory of the chemical plant "Nairit". "It's hard to believe that there are no dangerous substances in the burning material," the ecologist said in an interview with ArmInfo.

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Under the slogan: "I am the owner doing everything I want, and no one can stop me" another green zone is being destroyed in Yerevan
 Monday, August 28 2017 17:29

ArmInfo. Despite the pre-election promises of the mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan that green zones in the capital will not be destroyed in the future, another green oasis was destroyed in Yerevan with the help of heavy equipment the day before.

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Works  on extinguishing remaining fire in Khosrov Reserve in Armenia  continue
 Friday, August 25 2017 11:45

ArmInfo. On August 25 in Khosrov reserve in Armenia works continue on extinguishing remaining fire, according to Armenian MES press service.  

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Artsvik Minasyan: Do not try to find a dark cat in a dark room,  especially if it is not there
 Thursday, August 24 2017 23:10

ArmInfo. Minister of Nature Protection of Armenia Artsvik Minasyan urged not to look for a black cat in a dark room, especially if it is not there. "The devotion to  the cause and the organization shown by everyone in the fire fighting  in the forests of Vayots Dzor region and the state reserve "Khosrov  Forest" deserve all praise," Artsvik Minasyan told reporters on  August 24 during a briefing.

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Since September 2017, protection of three sections of National Park  "Dilijan" to be carried by a private company 
 Thursday, August 24 2017 19:09

ArmInfo.In Armenia, for the first time, a pilot project is launched to ensure the protection of national parks by a private company. The corresponding draft decision, providing for changes and additions to the Armenian law "On the state budget of  Armenia for 2017" and the decision of the Armenian Government of December 29, 2016, was approved at a meeting of the RA Government on August 24.

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Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia banned hunting in vicinity  of "Khosrov Forest" reserve 
 Tuesday, August 22 2017 18:09

ArmInfo.Ministry of Armenia suburbs banned hunting in the vicinity of the reserve "Khosrov  Forest".

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To organize assistance to the Khosrov Forest Reserve, special bank  accounts were opened
 Tuesday, August 22 2017 12:29

ArmInfo.The Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia stated that the state non-profit organization opened accounts in the bank to collect funds for the restoration of the Khosrov Forest, which suffered during the fires.

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916 trees were illegally cut down in Ijevan forest - environmental  damage amounted to 35.18 million AMD
 Monday, August 21 2017 20:17

ArmInfo. The environment of Armenia was damaged in the amount of 36.24 million. This became known during the inspections carried out by the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia in the period from August 14 to August 18.

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Armenian Government confirmed order for calculating additional income  in the companies of the energy system by increasing water supply from  Lake Sevan
 Thursday, August 17 2017 17:21

ArmInfo.Amenian Government on August 17 approved the order for carculating additional income arising in the companies of power system from the sale of electricity produced at the expense of water produced in Lake Sevan in 2017, exceeding 170 million cubic meters. M., and gave permission to Ministry of Energy Infrastructure and Natural Resources to open an  off-budget account.

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Experts of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia together  with the air forces of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia conduct  reconnaissance of the area over the Khosrov Reserve
 Thursday, August 17 2017 11:20

ArmInfo. As of 09:00 local time experts of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia  together with the air forces of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia are carrying out reconnaissance of the terrain over the territory of the Khosrov Reserve.

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Ecologist: Fire in Khosrov Forest caused great damage to its  biodiversity 
 Wednesday, August 16 2017 16:25

ArmInfo.Fire in Khosrov Forest state reserve caused enormous damage to its biodiversity. This was announced by the head of the association "For the sake of stable human development", ecologist Karine Danielyan on August 16 at a meeting with journalists.

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On national park "Sevan" territory demolition of illegal buildings  began  
 Tuesday, August 8 2017 18:14

ArmInfo. As of August 1, 748 buildings were dismantled from the inventory of 4,729 illegal structures on the territory of Sevan National Park, of which 95 in 2017. Work on clearing the territory of illegal structures continues, the press service of the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia reports.

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Amulsar: Ecology and Рeople
 Thursday, July 27 2017 13:35

ArmInfo. Amulsar gold-bearing quartzite deposit located 14km away from resort town of Jermuk is considered to have the largest gold reserves in Armenia. Geologists discovered the gold-bearing deposit yet in 2006. During the following ten years, they had studied the possibilities, pros and cons of starting operation activities.In 2014, the Government of Armenia granted Mining Right to Lydian Armenia CJSC. In 2015, the Project’s environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) was approved. Despite that comprehensive,almost 6,000-page document, the company is constantly facing harsh criticism by environmental organizations who do not believe and some do not want to believe in successful implementation of Lydian’s biodiversity conservation measures.In an interview with ArmInfo, Armen Stepanyan, Lydian Armenia Sustainability Director speaks about possible environmental impacts of mine operation and mitigation measures planned. 

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Ministry of Ecology: Issue of water releases from Lake Sevan should  be considered in complex
 Monday, July 17 2017 16:48

ArmInfo."Now the Ministry of Ecology is actively engaged in the implementation of the new government program, which is aimed at solving the main, most important issues in the field of ecology, designed for 2017-2022," Deputy Ecology Minister Eric Grigoryan said at a press conference on July 17.

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