Environmental patrol service to be instituted in Armenia 

 Thursday, July 4 2024 14:58
Environmental patrol service to be instituted in Armenia 

ArmInfo. An Environmental Patrol Service is being created in Armenia. At a meeting on July 4, the  Government of the Republic of Armenia established the procedure for holding a tender for filling official positions in the Service, as well as the procedure, conditions and rules for completing a training course for patrols.

Fines for damage to nature reserves doubled 
 Tuesday, June 18 2024 15:20

ArmInfo. Violating the regime of nature reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, natural  monuments and other specially protected state natural areas, causing damage or their destruction is fraught with fines for citizens in the amount of 150 thousand drams (instead of the previously existing 80  thousand drams), and for officials - 300 thousand drams (instead of 150 thousand drams). This is stated in the message of the Inspection Body for the Protection of Nature and Subsoil.

Ministry of Environment warns: Due to approaching cyclone, rivers of  Armenia may again overflow their banks
 Saturday, June 8 2024 15:26

ArmInfo. Due to the penetration of an active Black Sea cyclone on June 8, periodic rains and  thunderstorms are expected in most regions of Armenia, and in some areas, precipitation will be intense. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Environment.

IDBank and Dalma for the Caucasian Deer Reintroduction Program
 Tuesday, June 4 2024 13:30

ArmInfo.IDBank has joined Dalma Garden Mall’s Green Challenge to support the Caucasian red deer reintroduction project.

Armenia temporary bans export of whitefish juveniles
 Thursday, May 30 2024 16:36

ArmInfo. Armenia has introduced a temporary ban on the export of whitefish juveniles. The decision on  this was made at a meeting of the RA government on May 30.

Minister: This year, there will hardly be a need to draw additional  water from Lake Sevan
 Wednesday, May 22 2024 19:31

ArmInfo.This year, there will hardly be a need to draw additional water from Lake Sevan. RA  Minister of Environment Hakob Semidyan stated on May 22 during government hour in the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia.

Alain-Richard Donwahi, UNCCD COP 15 President arrives in Armenia
 Monday, May 13 2024 17:29

ArmInfo. Alain-Richard Donwahi, the President of the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the  United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) arrived in Armenia.

Armenian authorities do not consider danger of losing city of Jermuk  as resort of int`l significance - NGOs declare
 Thursday, January 25 2024 21:37

ArmInfo. A group of public organizations and residents of the city of Jermuk opposed the  possible development of the Amulsar gold mine.

CNF invests over $1mln in nature protection projects in Armenia
 Wednesday, December 27 2023 12:48

ArmInfo. The Caucasus  Nature Fund (CNF) has implemented numerous projects in Armenia aimed  at effective management and protection of conservation areas. 

Armen Begoyan: Green areas of capital have grown by another 20 hectares this year
 Monday, December 25 2023 16:50

ArmInfo. The greatest achievement in Yerevan's landscaping is the program to replace trees that are losing their viability with mature ornamental trees that are valuable in their functionality. Armen Begoyan, director of "Greening and Environmental Protection" CNCO said during a press conference on December 25.

B-On biotechnology laboratory opened in Yerevan
 Thursday, November 16 2023 15:12

ArmInfo.The National Agrarian University of Armenia (NAUA) has opened a laboratory for  prototyping and biotechnological development B-On, unique in its format, which is open for collaboration with biotechnological scientists, research groups, startups, and graduate students wishing  to commercialize their scientific results.

By 2026, 800 hectares to be cleaned in t coastal area of Lake Sevan -  Minister
 Thursday, November 2 2023 17:42

ArmInfo. In 2024, work will continue to clean up the areas adjacent to Lake Sevan. RA Minister of  Environment Hakob Simidyan stated on November 2 during parliamentary discussions on the draft state budget of Armenia.

Each hectare of Armenian forests may provide on average $417 per year  of ecosystem services, WB
 Monday, September 11 2023 19:21

ArmInfo. Better management of forests could offer Armenia significant economic returns and position the country  as a champion of conservation and climate change adaptation, according to a new World Bank report, developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment of Armenia and released at a launch event today.  

Armenia among countries at risk of water deficiency - EDO report
 Tuesday, August 29 2023 11:20

ArmInfo.Armenia is among the countries at risk of water deficiency, according to the studies  conducted by the European Drought Observatory (EDO).

Former Environment Minister: The best way to help Sevan is `to leave  it alone`
 Monday, August 14 2023 16:28

ArmInfo. The best way to help Sevan is 'to leave it alone'.  Former Minister of the Environment of  Armenia Sargis Shahazizyan expressed a similar opinion during a press conference on August 14.

RA NAS expert commission gives negative opinion on additional water  releases from Sevan
 Monday, July 17 2023 19:56

ArmInfo. The expert commission of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (NAS) on the  protection of Lake Sevan gave a negative opinion on additional water releases from Lake Sevan, sending its decision the Water Committee of the Republic of Armenia. This was reported by the press service of  the National Academy of Sciences.

Carolin Geginat: Armenia ranks 22nd for air pollution
 Wednesday, July 12 2023 19:42

ArmInfo. Armenia ranks 22nd in terms of air pollution, and this has its price and involves corresponding costs. Carolin Geginat, the Country Manager of the World Bank (WB) for Armenia stated during a meeting organized on the theme "Green Armenia" on the initiative of the WB, EU and UNDP (United Nations Development Program), chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Khachatryan.

Authorities decided to increase volume of water intake from Lake Sevan to 240 million cbm
 Tuesday, July 11 2023 14:55

ArmInfo. A draft law on  increasing the amount of water intake from Lake Sevan from 170  million cubic meters to 240 million cubic meters conditioned by the  weather conditions of the year, the fullness of water basins and  reservoirs and the main indicators of water supply of rivers, was  approved in the National Assembly of Armenia by the ruling majority  in the first reading. The project was supported by 64 MPs, 20 voted  against its adoption.

Armenia`s Ministry of Environment comments on Azerbaijan`s statement  about new steel plant
 Friday, June 9 2023 19:19

ArmInfo. The steel plant in the territory of the Republic of Armenia will be constructed in  accordance with the environmental standards and requirements, within the framework of domestic legal regulations. This is stated in a statement by the Ministry of the Environment in response to the  concern allegedly shown by the Azerbaijani authorities.

Armenia improves its positions in Global Startup Ecosystem Index
 Friday, June 2 2023 19:25

ArmInfo. Armenia has improved its positions in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index. This was  reported by the press service of the Ministry of High-Tech Industry of Armenia.  In particular, according to the source, this year Armenia ranked 57th among 100 countries instead of 60th a year earlier, overtaking Georgia and becoming a leader in the region.

ARMENAL plant organizes environmental protection event Green Wave
 Monday, May 22 2023 12:14

ArmInfo.The ARMENAL plant has successfully held an environmental protection event, Green Wave. The  goal is planting of greenery in new areas and improvement of plots of land.