In response to the publication and photos entitled “Tree cutting at “Yew Grove” Sanctuary”, the RA MNP Information and Public Relation Department informs that “Dilijan” NP SNCO head assigned to study the area. It turned out that the wood was collected by the residents of the adjacent communities having the right to collect residues: trees and branches damaged by the wind. The wood is half dry and rotten (which is observed in the photos). The absence of the other road was the reason that the wood was transferred using the sanctuary road.

“Dilijan” NP SNCO thanks for the concern.