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Environmentalists will gather in front of the governmental building in protest to Amulsar mine project

Environmentalists will gather in front of the governmental building in protest to Amulsar mine project

With the groundless permission of Armenia’s government and with participation of private and international institutions protecting the international capital, “Lydian International” – an offshore company registered in the British Jersey island – plans to exploit…
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Hostages of Amulsar Gold Mine

Hostages of Amulsar Gold Mine

On October 12-13 2016 several representatives of Pan-Armenian Environmental Front (PAEF) civil initiative visited Jermuk, Gndevaz and Kechut in Vayots Dzor region. The purpose of the visit was to understand the locals’ position regarding Amulsar gold…
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Are Lydian’s Claims Regarding Amulsar Mine and Cyanide Facility Valid?

Are Lydian’s Claims Regarding Amulsar Mine and Cyanide Facility Valid?

Bellavista gold mine, Costa Rica Environmental and Social Manager of Lydian Armenia (former Geoteam CJSC) Armen Stepanyan recently told a journalist from Hetq online newspaper that they initially exclude the possibility of the leach pad liner to…
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A Petition has Started on Change.org against the Gold Mine Exploitation in Amulsar (with updates)

A Petition has Started on Change.org against the Gold Mine Exploitation in Amulsar (with updates)

Together with local and international organizations Pan-Armenian Environmental Front (PAEF) civil initiative has started a petition on change.org with the demand to stop gold mine exploitation in Amulsar and cease funding “Lydian International” offshore company. We…
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A letter of anger and hope

A letter of anger and hope

Stop anyone in the street and ask if they love Nature, most of them will say they do. But for a reason this love is passionless and effortless, as we witness continuous suffering of Nature…
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Attempts to silence those who voice risks of Amulsar gold mine

Attempts to silence those who voice risks of Amulsar gold mine

Recently the police of Kentron district called Levon Galstyan, member of the coordinating board of Pan-Armenian Environmental Front (PAEF) Civil Initiative and informed him that “Lydian Armenia”, the company that plans to exploit Amulsar mine,…
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Amulsar mine and vague future of Jermuk according to Lydian

Amulsar mine and vague future of Jermuk according to Lydian

British offshore company Lydian International Limited registered at Toronto Stock Exchange plans to exploit gold mine in Amulsar. For years it didn’t include Jermuk town as an area affected by the project. However, in May…
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Open Letter To the Yerevan Office of the World Bank: No More New Mines in Armenia, including the Amulsar gold mine

In response to the World Bank Yerevan office’s invitation to participate in a workshop to discuss the draft note on “Environmental Governance in Mining Sector”, we would like to state that we refuse to participate…
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Unsustainable Projects in Armenia: Case of Amulsar Gold Mining by Lydian International

Unsustainable Projects in Armenia: Case of Amulsar Gold Mining by Lydian International

Lydian International Limited company is a mineral exploration and development corporation registered in an offshore zone namely in Jersey, Channel Islands. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and it owns a mining…
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Exploitation of gold mine in Amulsar will result in dangerous reactive waters flowing into Sevan lake – Dr. Armen Saghatelyan

Doctor in Geological Sciences, Director of Ecological-Noosphere Research Center Armen Saghatelyan made important observations about mining in an interview to 1in.am website. He particularly mentioned that by permitting exploitation of gold mine in Amulsar Armenian…
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