Environmental violations were detected as a result of enhanced protection in specially protected areas of nature

03-11-2017

During the week the employees of the conservation unit of “Sevan NP” SNCO composed 6 reports on environmental breaches: 2 reports were composed on illegal fishing, 2 reports were composed on illegal grazing and 2 reports were composed on illegal crayfishing. 8 polyethylene fishing nets, 87 whitefish and 12 kg crayfish were confiscated. 55 fish was handed to Sevan N3 “Hekiat” kindergarten CNCO and 32 fish to “Vardenis Neuropsychological Boarding House”. The confiscated crayfish was released back to Lake Sevan.  

The workers of the conservation unit of “Dilijan” national park SNCO revealed 13 cases on deforestation and detected illegal cutting of 263 trees. Deforestation reports were composed and sent to Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body of the RA MNP.    

On October 29, 2017, due to the joint inspections of Syunik Regional Division of Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body and Kapan Police Division, there were revealed cases on illegal felling of trees in the forest areas adjacent to 37 km of Yerevan-Meghri highway, in the area of Tsav community, Syunik region. The workers of the Inspection Body conducted inspection procedures, measurements and numbering of tree trunks. Illegal cutting of 36 trees and 3 branches were detected.

The damage caused to the nature is estimated.     

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