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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.


Armenia supports Paris  Climate Change Agreement 
 Thursday, February 9 2017 12:45

ArmInfo.The National Assembly of Armenia at  its February 9 session  ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change According to Simon Papyan, the First Deputy Minister of  Nature  Protection Simon Papyan, the Agreement is signed on December 12, 2015.The Document is a logical continuation of UN Framework Convention on 

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Lydian Armenia invites NGOs to participate in discussions on Amulsar  project development 
 Thursday, February 2 2017 17:48

ArmInfo. Extinct plant species relocated from Amulsar mining field have taken roots in new environment, member of Public Council, CEO of Lydian Armenia Hayk  Aloyan stated at the session of Public Council under Ministry of  Nature Protection of Armenia held on February 2, the press service of  the Ministry informs. 

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Nature protection Ministry defined 30 arrangements aimed at water  resources effective management
 Thursday, February 2 2017 16:58

ArmInfo.Artsvik Minasyan, the Minister of Nature Protection of Armenia, conducted  the  session of  Commission on Artesian Waters and Water Resourses Management. 

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Artsvik Minasyan: Water level of Lake Sevan is 94 cm higher than  planned 
 Tuesday, December 27 2016 15:48

ArmInfo.As compared to early 2016, the water level in Lake Sevan has risen by 30cm, Armenian Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan said at a press conference on December 27, when summing up the results of the year.  

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Armenian Nature Protection Ministry comes out for implementation of  complete isnusance of environmental risks for all the mining sector. 
 Tuesday, December 27 2016 14:50

ArmInfo. Armenian Nature Protection Ministry comes out for implementation of complete isnusance of environmental risks for all the mining sector, Artsvik Minasyan, the Head of the Ministry stated at the resulting press conference on December 27. 

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Armenian Government is intended to set national parks and protected  natural areas with clearly modified development programs. 
 Tuesday, December 27 2016 14:46

ArmInfo. Armenian Government is intended to set national parks and protected natural areas with clearly modified development programs, Artsvik Minasyan, the Nature Protection Minister stated at the press conference held on December 27 in Yerevan.  

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Lydian Armenia invests $5.7 mln in establishment of  "Jermuk National  Park" 
 Monday, December 12 2016 16:16

ArmInfo. Armenia's Ministry of Nature Protection and Lydian Armenia company have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation related to establishment of "Jermuk National Park" on December 12 in Yerevan. The memorandum is signed for 5 years and envisages investments amounting to $5.7 mln aimed at maintaining integrity of local ecosystems, developing eco- tourism and environmental agriculture. 

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Armenia`s Minister of Nature Protection: Environmental insurance  system will be introduced within the program of Amulsar deposit  development
 Friday, December 2 2016 10:37

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. 

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The Sunchild 6th International Environmental Festival kicks off in Yerevan
 Thursday, November 10 2016 18:38

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 21:29

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 15:53

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 11:32

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 13:41

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 04:59

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 05:56

 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 05:30

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 05:09

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 09:00

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 08:56

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 11:59

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

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