Ecocide Alert in Nagorno–Kharabakh region amidst war between Armenia & Azerbaijan

Ecocide Alert in Nagorno–Kharabakh region amidst war between Armenia & Azerbaijan

Dear Partner, As you may be aware, on September 27th, 2020, full–blown war exploded between Armenia & Azerbaijan over Naghorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) with four ceasefire regimes negotiated under the umbrella of Minsk OSCE Group, violated during…
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Mining Corporations in Armenia Exploit the War to Boost Public Appeal

Mining Corporations in Armenia Exploit the War to Boost Public Appeal

War is an extreme form of human and ecological catastrophe violating the right to life for humans and other species. Like war, mining is catastrophic to humans and to life-sustaining ecological systems. Thus, it is…
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Years of struggle succeeded! EBRD is no longer interested in Lydian

Years of struggle succeeded! EBRD is no longer interested in Lydian

In July 2020, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development made it known that it has divested from Lydian and its Amulsar project. EBRD had been funding Lydian since 2009. In the exploration phase it…
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The community continues to be in control of the situation at Amulsar։ ANNOUNCEMENT

The community continues to be in control of the situation at Amulsar։ ANNOUNCEMENT

Currently, the company which planned mining Amulsar is trying to create a false image of controlling the situation at the site. However, we clearly state that during the past few weeks the company has not…
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Restructured Lydian Escalates the Standoff in Amulsar։ is being updated

Restructured Lydian Escalates the Standoff in Amulsar։ is being updated

Early on the morning of August 4, 2020, the new security company contracted by Lydian Armenia, a subsidiary of Restructured Lydian, brought in cranes and removed the wagons of Amulsar blockades and placed their own…
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Corrupt Land Sales to Lydian in Amulsar: Gndevaz Mayor and his Son are under Court Trial

Corrupt Land Sales to Lydian in Amulsar: Gndevaz Mayor and his Son are under Court Trial

epress.am Armenian Environmental Front (AEF) informs of the court hearing of Gndevaz Mayor (former Mayor and current Administrative Officer) Hayrapet Mkrtchyan’s and his son Layert Mkrtchyan’s criminal trial held at Yeghegnadzor court on May 5…
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Ontario Superior Court informed about misleading information in mining company Lydian’s affidavit

Ontario Superior Court informed about misleading information in mining company Lydian’s affidavit

On February 28, several members of the Armenian Environmental Front addressed a letter to Honorable Geoffrey B. Morawets, Chief Justice of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Commercial List, specialized in insolvency cases, who presides…
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False Information in the Affidavit of Lydian International’s Chief Executive to the Canadian court about mining in Amulsar: part 1

False Information in the Affidavit of Lydian International’s Chief Executive to the Canadian court about mining in Amulsar: part 1

In January 2020, a number of documents and information about Lydian International became accessible to the public. The reason why this was possible is that in December 2019 Lydian applied for and was granted protection…
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“Missing elements and underestimation of risk in Lydian’s 2019 NI 43-101 technical report:” Ann Maest, PhD; Buka Environmental

“Missing elements and underestimation of risk in Lydian’s 2019 NI 43-101 technical report:” Ann Maest, PhD; Buka Environmental

Introduction Lydian has published a revised NI 43-101 technical report (Lydian International, 2019; “Technical Report”) for the Amulsar Project in Armenia. The Canadian National Instrument (NI) 43-101 Standards of disclosure for mineral projects is a…
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EBRD Twists the Findings of ELARD Review on Amulsar Gold Project

EBRD Twists the Findings of ELARD Review on Amulsar Gold Project

Mediamax, a media outlet that has served to praising Lydian Armenia, published an “exclusive” interview on September 24 with Jürgen Rigterink, Vice-Chairperson of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). In his interview, EBRD’s…
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