Cronimet says it is reponsible, ZCMC acts the opposite way

Cronimet says it is reponsible, ZCMC acts the opposite way

ZCMC, photo by Ecolur Cronimet German company that owns 60% in the company Zangezur Copper Molybdenum Combine (ZCMC) exploiting Kajaran mine, Armenia, recently responded to business-humanrights.org platform’s enquiry. The subject of the inquiry was actually…
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Humanitarian “Aurora” and Inhumane Mining Project in Amulsar

Humanitarian “Aurora” and Inhumane Mining Project in Amulsar

Still in December 2016, Armenian Environmental Front civic initiative published an open letter addressed to the cofounders of “Aurora” humanitarian prize Ruben Vardanyan and Noubar Afeian with a request to explain the contradictions in their…
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Bears kept in captivity disappear after alerts to Armenia’s Ministry of Nature Protection

Bears kept in captivity disappear after alerts to Armenia’s Ministry of Nature Protection

In the last month the civil initiative Armenian Environmental Front is receiving a number of alerts on caged wild animals, particularly mentioning Red listed brown bears kept in cages at entertainment and recreational zones throughout…
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A new report has been published on how the IFC profits from land grabbing in Africa

A new report has been published on how the IFC profits from land grabbing in Africa

Since some people believe that negative effects of gold mine in Amulsar are impossible “thanks” to International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) engagement in this project and its high social and environmental standards, below we present an…
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IFC Response to Environmental Groups’ Concerns Regarding Gold Mine Project in Amulsar

IFC Response to Environmental Groups’ Concerns Regarding Gold Mine Project in Amulsar

Bellow is the short response by IFC to our detailed letter as to why gold mine in Amulsar should not be exploited. ________________________ Dear civil society organizations, Thank you for your letter dated April 24, 2017,…
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Amulsar: Letter to the Board of Directors of the World Bank COO and VPs of the International Finance Corporation

Amulsar: Letter to the Board of Directors of the World Bank COO and VPs of the International Finance Corporation

In April 2014 and July 2014, residents of Gndevaz and Jermuk communities together with several environmental NGOs in Armenia submitted two complaints to CAO with regard to IFC’s investment in Lydian International Limited, a mining…
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At Lydian skills to persuade are more important than professional experience

At Lydian skills to persuade are more important than professional experience

During the meeting in Gndevaz held on the 6th of April, Lydian company’s “specialist” from South Africa, metallurgical manager John Fourie announced that cyanide heap leach facility will be completely safe, so safe that it…
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Technical gaps and problems of Amulsar mine project: interview with chemical/ecological engineer Harout Bronozian (USA)

Technical gaps and problems of Amulsar mine project: interview with chemical/ecological engineer Harout Bronozian (USA)

Since December 2014 Harout Bronozian has been writing to representatives of Lydian Armenia and Armenia’s Ministry of Nature Protection regarding Amulsar gold mine exploitation project. The correspondence has been mainly about the technical aspects of…
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Short videos about Lydian company that wants to exploit gold mine in Amulsar

Below are short informative videos about Lydian company that wants to exploit gold mine in Amulsar. It is a project that is located just 10km aways from Jermuk and threatens water resources of Armenia.  

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Free Condoms for EBRD – one of the Investors of the Amulsar Gold Mine (video)

Free Condoms for EBRD – one of the Investors of the Amulsar Gold Mine (video)

On March 7, 2017, European Bank for Reconsruction and Development (EBRD), together with the representatives of the European Union and the Swedish Government, were presenting a project funded by their respective institutions and titled “Business…
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