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Armenia`s Minister of Nature Protection: Environmental insurance  system will be introduced within the program of Amulsar deposit  development

Armenia`s Minister of Nature Protection: Environmental insurance  system will be introduced within the program of Amulsar deposit  development

ArmInfo. Within the program of Amulsar deposit development a system of environmental insurance will be introduced, Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan told journalists on December 1 after the government meeting. 

The Sunchild 6th International Environmental Festival kicks off in Yerevan
 Thursday, November 10 2016

ArmInfo. The program of SunChild International Environmental Festival 2016 is rich and symbolic as it marks the 10th anniversary of partnership between SunChild Eco Clubs and FPWC-VivaCell-MTS. This year the festival also features a new project - the Green Mobility.

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The launch of yet another joint initiative from VivaCell-MTS and the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia in Gyumri
 Tuesday, November 8 2016

ArmInfo.  For already six years, VivaCell-MTS undertakes the general partnership of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia. Thanks to the long-term cooperation with Armenia’s leading telecommunications operator VivaCell-MTS, SYOA has achieved considerable progress in promoting classical music among the public.

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WHO: 92 per 100.000 residents in Armenia die annually from air  pollution 
 Monday, October 3 2016

ArmInfo. 92 per 100.000 residents in Armenia die from air pollution according to the UN WHO annual report, which has been prepared with the participation of 16 leading doctors and ecologists. 

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Caucasus red deer to be delivered to Armenia from Georgia till the end of the year
 Saturday, September 24 2016

ArmInfo. Acting Minister of Nature Protection of Armenia Aramais Grigoryan held meeting with newly appointed Ambassador of Georgia to Armenia Giorgi Saganelidze September 23.

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Armenian Police find out cause of fire in Khosrov reserve  
 Thursday, September 1 2016

ArmInfo.The Armenian police have found out the cause of the fire in Khosrov reserve. "On August 31, the Armenian Police received an alarm about the fire in Khosrov reserve. It has been found out that on August 30, around 3 pm, Anushavan A. (born in 1956) dropped his cigarette end on the grass, which was followed by the fire outbreak. The amount of the damage is being estimated. The citizen has made confessionary statements," says the Police's  statement sent to ArmInfo.        

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Natural Protection Ministry refutes information about tree felling in Shikahogh Reserve
 Thursday, August 11 2016

The Armenian Ministry of Nature Protection refutes the information about felling of rare species of trees in Shikahogh Reserve.   

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Armenia and EU discuss preparation for CITES meeting
 Tuesday, July 19 2016

 Armenian Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Simon Papyan and Dirk Lorenz, Head of the Political, Economic, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Armenia, discussed the course of preparations for the 17th meeting of the parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The meeting will take place in the capital city of the Republic of South Africa from September 24 to October 5. 

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Four public organizations of Kapan town appeal to Armenian President for revoking license of Geghi Gold Company
 Thursday, June 16 2016

Four public organizations of Kapan town have appealed to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan asking for revocation of Geghi Gold Company's license.  

In their address, the organizations say that Geghi Gold launched digging and trenching activities and plans to organize recovery of minerals and process ore in the area that is higher than the drinking water sources supplying Kapan.  "This is dangerous for the environment and the health of the local population. We ask you to revoke the license of the given company," the authors of the address say.  According to Hetq.am, the controlling package of shares of Geghi Gold LLC belongs to Syunik Govenror Surik Khachatryan.
Geghi Gold LLC has filed a preliminary environmental impact assessment filing with Armenia's Ministry of the Environment regarding the Voskedzor mining complex. The reserves of the deposit have been approved by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. 

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Karine Danielyan: Armenia has illegal mines which are not registered officially
 Thursday, March 24 2016

The intensive development of mining remains a cause of great concern for environmentalists. Karine Danielyan, Head of the Association for Sustainable Human Development, has told ArmInfo that the damage inflicted by the mining industry may be much bigger because the country also has illegal mines, which are not registered officially.  

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Expert: Desert plants found in Ararat Valley
 Tuesday, March 22 2016

One can already find desert plants in the Ararat Valley, Knarik Hovhannisyan, expert on water resources, said at a press conference on March 22.   

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Sevan whitefish may be critically endangered again
 Tuesday, March 22 2016

The Sevan whitefish may be critically endangered again, Bardukh Gabrielyan, the head of the Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences, told reporters. "During the period of collapse of the Soviet Union, the whitefish was one of the few foodstuffs in Armenia and this resulted in almost full extinction of the species. The same may happen now and we should be ready to prevent that threat to the biodiversity of the unique Sevan basin," the expert said.        

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Red Book bird species leave Armenia due to development of mining industry
 Tuesday, March 15 2016

Red Book bird species are leaving Armenia due to development of the mining industry. 

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Expert: 80% of small-scale HPPs of Armenia operate on outdated machinery
 Tuesday, March 15 2016

 80% of small-scale HPPs of Armenia operate on outdated machinery, Head of EcoLur NGO Inga Zarafyan has told ArmInfo, referring to the data of the project supporting the reforms in the sector of small-scale HPPs.     

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Lake Sevan faces a new threat - pollution with microplastics
 Thursday, March 10 2016

 Lake Sevan faces a new threat - pollution with microplastics. 

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Experts are unanimous that existence of Sevan National Park is formal
 Thursday, March 10 2016

 The activity of Sevan National Park undergoes criticism again. 

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Expert: Licensed system of fishery in Lake Sevan has undermined the stocks of almost all fish species
 Thursday, March 10 2016

The licensed system of fishery in Lake Sevan has undermined the stocks of almost all fish species, Bardukh Gabrielyan, Head of the Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, said at a press conference on March 10.  

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Environmentalists publicize deplorable findings of monitoring of small-scale HPPs
 Tuesday, December 15 2015

On December 15, the first results of the project entitled "Support to the Reforms of SHPPs through a Dialogue between the Public and the Ministry of Nature Protection of the RA for the Purpose of River Ecosystem Use" were publicized in Yerevan. 

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WWF intends to merge Ijevan and Gandzakar partial reserves
 Monday, December 14 2015

WWF Armenia and "ArmForest" SNCO are implementing a joint project to improve the management of Ijevan partial reserve. 

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Sevan whitefish reserves grow again
 Friday, December 11 2015

The whitefish reserves in Lake Sevan have grown again. 

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Armenian President urges all countries to combine efforts to address climate change
 Tuesday, December 1 2015

On November 30, in Paris President Serzh Sargsyan participated at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.  The Conference, which is presided over by France, is attended by the Heads of state and government from 150 countries and by thousands of delegates, the president's press-office said.

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