Econews.am environmental information platform has warned of the unfavorable conditions of keeping a red-listed brown bear in captivity in the territory of "Nairi Spa Resorts" hotel complex in Hankavan.
By the instruction of Minister of Environment Romanos Petrosyan, a corresponding letter was sent to the RA Inspectorate for Nature Protection and Mineral Resources to survey the case in details, to clarify circumstances and to assume relevant measures.
We strongly condemn similar treatment towards animals, urging to refrain from inadmissible, cruel attitude towards animal species registered in the Red Book of Armenia.
The RA law on "Fauna" streamlining the sphere is presently being elaborated. Particularly, it is envisaged to define the procedures for inventory of wild animals kept in captive and semi-captive conditions, including animals registered in the RA Red Book, issuing permits to keep them, and for the use of animals from the second offspring.
Note, that the RA Criminal Code envisages responsibility for killing a brown bear registered in the Red Book of Animals of the Republic of Armenia:
an administrative fine at the rate of 400-600 times the minimum salary
or detention for 2-3 months with compensation of 1 to 5 million AMD.
In such cases, we once again call for all citizens of the Republic of Armenia to immediately call the Police of the Republic of Armenia, the RA Inspectorate for Nature Protection and Mineral Resources or to apply to the Ministry of Environment.
Mining Inspection Body
Tel:(+374 10) 55 20 62
of the Ministry
Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body was defined as a subordinate body to the Government by the RA law on “State administration system bodies” adopted on March 23, 2018, thus citizens may send their calls and applications to the Head of the Inspection Body (Address: Koryun 1, 3750009 Yerevan, tel. (+374 15) 48 48 48).