On June 17 a fire broke out in “Khachadzor” district of “Khosrov Forest” state reserve
The workers of “Khosrov Forest” state reserve and the fire rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations extinguished the fire at 20:00 in the evening, the cause of which was lightning. Approximately 4.5 hectares of area (juniper sparse forest) was burnt.
The situation is completely under supervision. The post-extinguishment operations are presently in progress in the reserve.
CASES OF DEFORESTATION
The cases of violations of norms on forests were detected in the forestry branches of “ArmForest” SNCO of the Committee of Forest of the Ministry of Environment in the period of June 15-17.
As a result of inspection procedures supervised by forestry units, 6 cases of illegal cutting of trees (132 trees) were revealed by the workers of “Artsvaberd” forest enterprise branch. The reports on deforestation were composed and were sent to the Police.
FISHING IN SEVAN UNDER STRICT CONTROL
In the course of today’s Cabinet meeting, the Government approved the Ministry of Environment-submitted draft law, the objective of which is to streamline usage and sustainable management of bioresources in Lake Sevan. According to it, the conveyance of swimming means into or out of Lake Sevan for commercial fishing will be done only from 17 districts mentioned in the draft (the districts are indicated in the image attached). In 2020, the volume of commercial fishing in Lake Sevan was defined 200 tons.
Weather forecast in Armenia
5-Day Weather Forecast (18.06-23.06.2020)
In the Republic
In the daytime of June 18, on 19, in the afternoon and night of 22 in most regions, on 20-21, in the afternoon of 23 mainly in northern regions short rain with thunderstorm is predicted, during the thunderstorm wind speed may reach up to 15-20 m/s. In separate places hail is also possible. South-west wind speed is 3-8 m/s. The air temperature will not change considerably.
In the daytime of June 18, in the evening and night of 19-23 in separate parts of the city short rain with thunderstorm is predicted, during the thunderstorm wind speed may reach up to 17-20 m/s.
DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT DAY
The United Nations' World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is annually observed on June 17 to highlight the urgent need to curb the desertification process. The Day aims to raise awareness that LDN is achievable through problem solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels.
June 17 - World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
Land is an irreplaceable natural resource; sustainable socio-economic and ecological development of our planet depends on reasonable use and preservation of land.
The Republic of Armenia is a full member of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.
Waste disposal activities in “Khosrov Forest” state reserve, in the vicinity of Havuts Tar
“Cleaning of tourist attractions” social campaign has been launched, in the frames of which it is envisaged to supervise one time cleaning works of tourist attractions in the territory of the Republic of Armenia. The project is implemented by the Tourism Committee of the Ministry of Economy and the Armenian Association of Professional Tourist Guides (AAPTG) with the support of the Ministry of Environment within the framework of the Armenia Support Initiative (ASI) / United States Agency for International Development (USAID).