Ecologist’s Day in SNCOs of the Ministry
On June 5, on the occasion of Ecologist’s Day, RA Ministry of Nature Protection organized a series of events. The events took place in specially protected areas of nature under the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA:
The issues related to climate change and environmental impacts on children’s health are spotlighted
In the course of the meeting of Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan with Representative of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in Armenia Tanya Radocha and UNICEF Education Program Coordinator Tigran Tovmasyan considered the issues concerning the most vulnerable groups of the society: global climate change and environmental impacts on children’s health.
On the basis of the call that was voiced in an article entitled “A Call from Tavoush: Ashot Yeritsyan continues his destructive attitude towards the forest” published in “Haynews.am” website on May 30, 2018, the Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body of the Ministry of Nature Protection held an inspection in the above mentioned areas on the same day, as a result of which, it turned out that currently there was legally kept about 27m3 wood in the three factories manufacturing boxes.
“Environmental Projects Implementation Unit” State Institution of the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA invites the following specialists: agronomist, hydro engineer, civil engineer, grower and cartographer to cooperate in developing ''PFG for strengthening land based adaptation capacity in communities adjacent to protected areas in Armenia'' approved by Adaptation Fund.
The cooperation along with German organizations in environmental protection is expanded
Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan met with the delegation headed by Carsten Schulz, Team Leader of “Integrated Biodiversity Management, South Caucasus” project (IBiS) of the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).
There were discussed solid waste management and water saving projects with the officers of the Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development (UFSD)
Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan received the representatives of the Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development (UFSD) led by Director Nune Ghazakhetsyan. The meeting focused on the actions of current projects conducted with the environmentally sound components by the Foundation.
The issues regarding efficient utilization of water resources were considered with the officers of non-governmental organizations
RA Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Khachik Hakobyan received Executive Director of "Renewable Energy Producers’ Association of RA" NGO Roman Melikyan and Attorney of the same NGO Emil Mirzoyan, at the request of the latter. Head of Water Resources Management Agency of the Ministry of Nature Protection Vahan Davtyan also had a participation in the meeting.
The technical task of the competition for cleaning Nubarashen pesticide cemetery and eliminating wastes were considered
The session of Steering Committee for UNDP-GEF full-sized Project: “Elimination of Obsolete Pesticide Stockpiles and Addressing POPs Contaminated Sites within a Sound Chemicals Management Framework in Armenia” was held in the RA Ministry of Nature Protection.
The Inspection Body calculated 3.142.854 AMD as environmental damage within the week
21 environmental breaches were detected, administrative proceedings were brought on 11 cases (6 cases were previously revealed), thus an administrative fine of 1.000.000 AMD is the result of inspections, visits, cases and report receipt conducted by Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body of Ministry of Nature Protection of RA within the period of 14-18.05.2018.
Forestry managers from Sweden conducted a visit to SPAs
23 forest owners and managers from Sweden paid a vist to Armenia, "Sevan" and "Dilijan" national parks, got acquainted with biodiversity, peculiarities and preservation potential of specially protected areas of nature.
The National Assembly considered the amendments and addenda to the Land Code of the Republic of Armenia
Today RA Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Khachik Hakobyan submitted the RA National Assembly draft laws on "Making amendments to the Land Code of the Republic of Armenia", "Making amendments to the RA law on Local self-governance" and " Making amendments to the RA law on Local self-governance in Yerevan".
The RA Minister of Nature Protection received the Executive Director of Caucasus Nature Fund
RA Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan received Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF) Executive Director Geof Giacomini and RA National Coordinator Arman Vermishyan.
A number of events of "Museum Night" has been launched in State Museum of Nature of Armenia of the RA MNP
The State Museum of Nature of Armenia has joined "Museum Night" pan-European events and illustrated the list of unique events. The theme selected by International Council of Museums (ICOM) is “Hyperconnected museums: new approaches, new publics” for the International Museum Day 2018.
Two bears will be returned to wild nature
RA Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Khachik Hakobyan participated in a press conference held in Article 3 Club, in the course of which the large scale project on rescuing the bears illegally kept in captivity implemented by the RA Ministry of Nature Protection, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) supported by Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body were presented to the journalists. FPWC Founder Ruben Khachatryan and Alan Knight, CEO of International Animal Rescue (IAR) were engaged in the press conference.
The RA Minister of Nature Protection met with the officers of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, diplomatic corps and organizations implementing projects
RA Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan had a meeting with Johannes Dopffel, Referee Officer on the affairs of the Republic of Armenia at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to Armenia Bernhard Matthias Kiesler.
The Prime Minister wished fruitful work to the newly appointed Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan visited the RA Ministry of Nature Protection and introduced the newly appointed Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan to his staff.
Over 6 million AMD was estimated as damage caused to the nature during the week
20 environmental breaches were detected, administrative proceedings were brought on 6 cases (one case was previously revealed), thus an administrative fine of 350.000 AMD is the result of inspections, visits, cases and report receipt conducted by Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body of Ministry of Nature Protection of RA within the period of 07-11.05.2018.
The respective methods of tree pruning must be developed for each community
Chaired by RA Minister of Nature Protection Khachik Hakobyan, the next consultation of the working group on developing the decree draft of the RA Government defining the guiding principles of species composition of greenbelts in settlements and the methodological guidelines for tree pruning was held.
Invitation for the Submission of Small Grants Programs for NGOs, registered in Syuniq marz of RA
“Support Program for Protected Areas-Armenia” (SPPA-A) project implementation unit, on behalf of the Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia, invites all the interested NGOs, registered in Syuniq marz of RA to participate to the Small Grant Programs’ Competition.
Erik Grigoryan was appointed to the post of Minister of Nature Protection
Guided by the proposal of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, President Armen Sarkissian appointed Erik Grigoryan to the post of Minister of Nature Protection on May 12, 2018.