21:45 | July 16, 2018
On July 4, 2018, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided to renew the European Diplomas for Protected Areas to 20 areas in Europe, including the Khosrov Forest Reserve (Armenia)
18:29 | July 10, 2018
The protesters said the plant, being built by ArmOil CJSC tens of meters away from residential houses, posed serious health and environmental risks to the area and local inhabitants.
15:33 | July 9, 2018
Referring to recent demonstrations organized by those supporting the mine, Sona Roushanyan said that it is natural for mine employees to be concerned about losing their jobs and thus show up at rallies organized by their employer.
01:01 | June 26, 2018
Artur Grigoryan, the new head of the Ministry of Nature Protection’s Environmental Protection and Mining Inspectorate, writes that a working group has been created to inspect mining operations in Armenia and that its first task will be to examine the proposed Amulsar gold mine.
21:25 | June 23, 2018
Lake Arpi, located 2,025 meters above sea level in Armenia’s Shirak Province, is attractive especially at sunset, when the water reflects the sun, clouds and various birds flying in the air.
17:45 | June 19, 2018
Here’s a list of animals found at the Etchmiadzin home of MP Manvel Grigoryan on June 18 by staffers of the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) and the Wildlife Rescue Center (WRC) of Armenia, in conjunction with Yerevan Zoo employees.
09:31 | June 13, 2018
The prime minister believes that the standards of mine exploitation in Armenia should be raised to international levels, and inspections should be objective, involving representatives of civil society and media experts in the field.
18:42 | June 5, 2018
Below is a statement released by Lydina Armenia Executive Director Hayk Aloyan. Lydian Armenia is the 100% owned subsidiary of Lydian International, which plans to operate the Amulsar gold mine.
16:48 | June 5, 2018
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is scheduled to meet today with demonstrators who have blocked the road leading to the Amulsar gold mine located 170km south of Yerevan on the border between Vayots Dzor and Syunik provinces.
10:15 | June 1, 2018
The Amulsar Gold Project, as proposed, presents a high risk of generating acid drainage and leaching contaminants for decades or longer, because of the inherent characteristics and placement of the wastes and ore, the poor geochemical evaluation, inadequate water quality predictions, overly optimistic mitigation measures, and Lydian’s inexperience.
17:55 | May 31, 2018
At a press briefing today at the Armenian parliament, newly appointed Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan flatly rejected the claim made by some that’s he represents the interests of Lydian Armenia, the 100% owned subsidiary of Lydian International which plans to operate the Amulsar gold mine
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