Norm violations on cutting trees were detected in “Dilijan” national park
On March 20 during extraordinary inspection procedures the workers of the conservation unit of "Dilijan" national park SNCO detected 10 m3 beech firewood illegally stockpiled by an unknown individual on the basis of the call of the participants of Eco-Patrol” doing public monitoring. The case was detected in the 14th area of "Hagharcin" district.
Public reviews will be held over the main plan of Aralez rural community
Public reviews will be held over evaluation report concerning environmental impact of expansion of “Eastern-1” section of Margara sand mine of “Vineka” LLC
Public reviews will be held over environmental impact assessments of the evaluation report of Jraber lithoidal pumice mine /Lanj section/ prospecting, submitted by “Mikmetal” LLC
Public reviews will be held over the main plan of Vosketap rural community
Mechanisms directed to the implementation of the thesis of Paris agreement was considered during the session of interdepartmental coordination council
The session of interdepartmental coordination council implementing the demands and thesis of the Framework Convention on Climate Change (hereinafter UN FCCC) was held under the chairmanship of RA Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan.
A wildfire broke out in “Dilijan” national park was put out
On March 18, at approximately 16:00 a wildfire broke out in the area of "Gyoller" grassland located on the edge of “Hagharcin” district of “Dilijan” national park that was detected by park’s inspectors.
A meeting alongside representatives of construction companies was held in Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body
Head of Environmental Protection and Inspection Body Eghish Terteryan had a meeting with the representatives of construction companies operating in Yerevan.
Artsvik Minasyan had a meeting with the newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia
On March 15 RA Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan met with UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Shombi Sharp. Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP in Armenia Dmitry Mariassin, UNDP Environmental Governance Portfolio Coordinator Armen Martirosyan, First Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan, Head of Department of International Cooperation of the RA MNP Staff Ruzanna Grigoryan participated in the meeting.
The principal of corporate social responsibility has become an integral part of environmental protection policy
At the initiative of the RA Ministry of Nature Protection and the American Chamber of Commerce in Armenia (AmCham) a consultation over "Nature and Corporate Social Responsibility" was held.
Clarification over dissemination of the news in social media about cases of illegal felling detected in the area of "Dilijan" national park
The social media circulated the news about the trunks of illegally cut trees detected in the area of ''Dilijan'' national park. The RA Ministry of Nature Protection informs that the workers of “Hagharcin” district revealed 96 parts of illegally cut trees two weeks ago.
3.569.970 AMD was calculated as damage caused to the nature
16 environmental breaches were detected, administrative proceedings were brought on 17 cases (14 cases were previously revealed), thus an administrative fine of 1.590.000 AMD was calculated during inspections, visits, cases, report receipt conducted by Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body of Ministry of Nature Protection of RA within the period of 05-07.03.2018.
Perspectives and desired results for establishing geoparks in Armenia were considered
At the initiative of the RA Ministry of Nature Protection, a workshop on “Prerequisites for establishing geoparks” took place in Ani Plaza Hotel. It was organized on the margins of the visit of the officers of “Global Geopark” project of UNESCO's Natural Sciences Directorate.
Ecological knowledge of schoolchildren of “Young Naturalists” club were appreciated
The second phase of eco-educational events was launched in “Young Naturalists” club established under the aegis of the RA Ministry of Nature Protection. A competition was organized among the pupils of Yerevan primary school named after D. Varouzhan, “Usum” secondary school, Khoren and Shushanik Avetisyans School of Armenian Educational Foundation.
Issues relating to energy efficiency in communities were considered along with the delegation of German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)
RA Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan received the delegation of German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) led by Expert on Urban Planning, EU Regional and Cohesion Policy for International Cooperation Stefan Elsing.