With 3000 signatures Jermuk community members petition the central and local government to ban metal mining in their territory and boost ecologically-friendly economy

With 3000 signatures Jermuk community members petition the central and local government to ban metal mining in their territory and boost ecologically-friendly economy

The overwhelming majority of residents of Jermuk community which includes Jermuk town, Kechut, Gndevaz, Her-Her, Karmrashen villages have exercised their right to direct democracy and have collectively petitioned their economic development vision to the Government…
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An appeal to Davit Sanasaryan for investigating the role of Armen Sarkissian in the Amulsar project

An appeal to Davit Sanasaryan for investigating the role of Armen Sarkissian in the Amulsar project

The Armenian Environmental Front civic initiative has sent a letter to Davit Sanasaryan, Head of the State Control Chamber of Armenia. The full text of this letter-appeal is presented below. Armen Sarkissian’s intervention in the…
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Amulsar: appeal to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Armenia’s acting Prime Minister

Amulsar: appeal to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Armenia’s acting Prime Minister

On 7 November, 2018 residents of Jermuk community, environmental activists and civil society organizations sent a letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michel Bachelet and the Acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol…
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Plenty of Evidence on Amulsar։ Harout Bronozian to Deputy Prime-Minister Avinyan

Plenty of Evidence on Amulsar։ Harout Bronozian to Deputy Prime-Minister Avinyan

From Harout Bronozian to: Tigran Avinyan <tigran.avinyan@gov.am>, Ararat Mirzoyan <ararat.mirzoyan@gov.am>, press@president.am, erik.grigoryan@mnp.am, <vardan.gevorgyan.g@gmail.com>, first.deputy-minister@mnp.am, deputy-minister@mnp.am, deputy-minister2@mnp.am, emil.tarasyan@president.am Dear Mr. Avinyan, This is in regards to your recent statements below about the Amulsar Gold Mine Project…
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OPEN LETTER TO THE U.S. AMBASSADOR IN ARMENIA Mr. RICHARD MILLS

OPEN LETTER TO THE U.S. AMBASSADOR IN ARMENIA Mr. RICHARD MILLS

THE LYDIAN AMULSAR GOLD MINE PROJECT IN ARMENIA Dear Mr. Richard Mills, Greetings, This is in regards to your remarks made during your speech to the American Chamber of Commerce in Yerevan a few days…
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Statement by Amulsar Protectors regarding the Wildfire of July 30

Statement by Amulsar Protectors regarding the Wildfire of July 30

On July 30th, a wildfire broke near Amulsar. At 16:10 we noticed smoke from behind the hills in front of Gndevaz village and suspected that a large-scale wildfire had started. We immediately called the firefighting…
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Roads to Amulsar Blocked as Locals Protest Gold Mine

Roads to Amulsar Blocked as Locals Protest Gold Mine

Initially this article appeared on The Armenian Weekly. It has been over 15 days that the roads leading to Amulsar are closed by residents of the Jermuk community and environmentalists from the surrounding region. Demonstrators…
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Latest from Amulsar and people’s protests in Jermuk

Latest from Amulsar and people’s protests in Jermuk

It has been several days now that the residents near the mountain Amulsar, as well as environmentalists have been keeping the roads leading to the mountain closed, this way preventing Lydian company from continuing its…
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Announcement of Bronozian Consultants after visiting Amulsar

Announcement of Bronozian Consultants after visiting Amulsar

On June 23, 2018 Dr. Ann Maest and Dr. Andre Sobolewski held a press conference during which they spoke about their trip to Amulsar, results of the meeting with Lydian and their final conclusions. They…
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No More Double Standards!

No More Double Standards!

Today, on June 8, the embassy of Sweden is organizing a joint event dedicated to the environment at the United Nations office in Armenia. On this occasion a letter was given to the ambassador which…
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