1.36 million AMD was estimated as environmental damage by the State Environmental Inspectorate of the RA Ministry of Nature Protection during the week

31-10-2016

11 decrees as an administrative fine of 650.0 thousand AMD are the result of inspections realized by the State Environmental Inspectorate of the RA Ministry of Nature Protection within the period of 24-28.10.2016; 13.6 million AMD was calculated as damage caused to the nature.

Particularly in the sphere of flora protection:
3 decrees were adopted as an administrative fine of 150.0 thousand AMD and 13.5 million AMD was estimated as damage caused to the nature, including:

While supervising inspections in “Gugark Forestry” branch of “Hayantar” SNCO, Forest and Biodiversity Supervision Department detected illegal cutting of 207 trees and reckoned 10872.0 thousand AMD as environmental damage as well as revealed a case of deforestation of 94 trees in “Noyemberyan Forestary” branch of similar SNCO; 2085.0 thousand AMD was estimated as environmental damage.
Tavoush Regional Division charged two entrepreneurs an administrative fine of 100.0 thousand AMD doing illicit tree cutting  and 319.5 thousand AMD was estimated as damage caused to the nature.
172.5 thousand AMD was calculated by Vayoc Dzor Regional Division for deforestation of 5 trees. An administrative proceeding is in the process.
A decision was made to charge 50.0 thousand AMD for illegal cutting (Aragacotn Regional Division.

Not submitting environmental and environmental usage payment trimester reports within the defined period of time:
4 decrees were adopted as an administrative fine of 200.0 thousand AMD, including:
There was decided to charge 2 businessmen an administrative fine of 100.0 thousand AMD by Yerevan Regional Division.
Aragacotn Regional Division charged an entrepreneur an administrative fine of 50.0 thousand AMD.
Due to the inspections of Armavir Regional Division a businessman was charged 50.0 thousand AMD.

illegal transfer of timbers:
A decree was adopted as an administrative fine of 100.0 thousand AMD and 72.0 thousand AMD was calculated as damage caused to the nature, including:
The State Environmental Inspectorate of the RA Ministry of Nature Protectionand the RA Police conducted joint visits and detected 40 cases of illegal transfer of timbers. Environmental damage for the above mentioned cases is estimated.
Gegharkunik Regional Division decided to charge an individual an administrative fine of 100.0 thousand AMD; 72.0 thousand AMD was calculated as environmental damage.

The sphere of fauna protection:
As a consequence of inspections executed by Shirak Regional Division, an individual was charged 70.0 thousand AMD as an administrative fine for illegal fishing.

Illegal animal grazing:
Gegharkunik Regional Division composed an administrative proceeding for /33/ illegal livestock grazing on the bases of the reports made by “Sevan NP'' SNCO. A decree of an administrative fine of 50.0 thousand AMD was adopted and 6.6 thousand AMD was reckoned as damage caused to the nature. 

Specially protected areas of nature:
The workers of Gegharkunik Regional Division and “Sevan NP” SNCO detected sand carrying out of Lake Sevan. An administrative fine of 80.0 thousand AMD was made; 18.0 thousand AMD was calculated as environmental damage.

Overall 60.7 kg varicorhinus (94), 13 fishing nets, 12.4kg whitefish  (54) were confiscated during the week, including:
During the visits paid by Gegharkunik Regional Division 6.3 kg fresh varicorhinus (37) was confiscated which was handed to Gavar orphanage SNCO. Additionally, Gegharkunik Regional Division and “Sevan NP” SNCO realized joint inspections and confiscated 13 fishing nets.
As a result of inspections conducted by Kotayk Regional Division 9.0 kg varicorhinus
(14) was detected and handed to Narek Elderly House, Abovyan.
Yerevan Regional Division detected 6 cases of illicit fishing. Confiscated 34 kg varicorhinus (45) was handed to “Yerevan special educational complex for children with hearing disorders” SNCO. 
As a consequence of visits done by Shirak Regional Division 17.7 kg varicorhinus (35) was confiscated without owner which was handed to children’s care center named after “Trchunyan house”.

In general, due to the sanctions imposed by the State Environmental Inspectorate of the RA Ministry of Nature Protection there is 1.1 million AMD has entered the state budget.

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