A meeting invitation to representatives of NGOs, targeted at considering the steps towards refusing single-use plastic
On the initiative of the Ministry of Nature Protection, the ban on single-use plastic was initiated in Armenia.
The Ministry of Nature Protection invites representatives of non-governmental organizations engaged in the sphere of environmental protection to discuss the issues over prohibiting single-use plastic within the scopes of the launched events.
Single use plastic banning initiative starts from the city of Talin, Aragatsotn province
On July 10th the Minister of Nature Protection kicked off a strategy aimed at gradual reduction and eventual ban of single-use plastic. The strategy has two components. The first one focuses on piloting the implantation of green behavior in one community, and gauging the receptiveness of green policies and behavioral change.
For the first time, mammal hunting was not allowed in Armenia during the hunting period except for wolves and jackals
On the bases of the propositions of N2459-152 note presented by Director of Zoology and Hydro Ecology Scientific Center of the RA National Academy of Sciences (July 20, 2018) Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan signed an order defining hunting amounts and periods envisaged for 2018-2019. For the first time, the order prohibits mammal hunting during the hunting period except for wolves and jackals.
There will be trainings over organizing public awareness-raising campaigns on environmental issues for the Mass Media and NGOs
On August 7-10 a four-day lesson about environmental communication will be organized for the mass media and environmental NGOs within UNDP/GEF "Generate global environmental benefits through environmental education and raising awareness of stakeholders" projects scopes.
The workshop of the working group streamlining sound utilization of chemicals in Armenia took place
The workshop of the working group streamlining sound utilization of chemicals in Armenia took place in Ani Plaza Hotel, Yerevan, within the framework of "Armenia / UNEP Partnership: Improving Chemicals Legislation and Industry Engagement in Armenia" project; in attendence were the working group members, the representatives of interested departments, research institutes and higher educational institutions.
The Minister of Nature Protection received citizens
The Minister of Nature Protection received citizens registered in July, 2018. 11 citizens participated in the reception.
The residents released the griffon vulture with an injury back to wild nature after the corresponding aid
The residents of Alaverdi have recently detected a griffon vulture with an injury (Gyps fulvus).
The griffon vulture is registered in the Red Book of Armenia as endangered (VU D1), as well as in Appendix II of CITES and Appendix II of Bern Convention.