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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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Kajaran Mine Operating Company Violated Laws of Armenia for Several Years

Kajaran Mine Operating Company Violated Laws of Armenia for Several Years

On the 16th of December 2016, Armenia’s Ministry of Nature Protection gave positive conclusion for the changes in the extraction project of Kajaran copper-molybdenum mine operated by “Zangezur copper-molybdenum Combine” CJSC (ZCMC). Negative outcomes for…
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Tracing the Overrated Standards of International Banks (IFC, EBRD)

Tracing the Overrated Standards of International Banks (IFC, EBRD)

When the boycott of Ameriabank started because of the contract signed between the bank and Lydian Armenia for providing the latter with a loan of 24 million USD to purchase equipment for construction of the…
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The latest accident will cost ZCMC 6 million drams: the ministry is silent about previous cases. Hetq

The latest accident will cost ZCMC 6 million drams: the ministry is silent about previous cases. Hetq

This article by Marine Martirosyan originally appeared on Hetq Investigative Journalists website Artsvik tailing As a result of pollution of Norashenik river in Syunik Region, the National Environmental Inspectorate of the Ministry of Environmental Protection initiated an administrative…
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Connect the dots between philanthropists and miners

Connect the dots between philanthropists and miners

  Lydian Armenia (former Geoteam): the company who intends to mine gold in Amulsar. The company has no prior mining experience whatsoever. Geoteam was founded in 2005. 100% of the company’s shares belong to Lydian…
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Is Aurora Compatible with Amulsar Mining? Open letter to Ruben Vardanyan and Noubar Afeyan

Is Aurora Compatible with Amulsar Mining? Open letter to Ruben Vardanyan and Noubar Afeyan

To the Founders of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Members of Board of Directors of Ameriabank CJSC Noubar Afeyan Ruben Vardanyan Dear Mr. Afeyan, Mr. Vardanyan, Days ago we were surprised and disappointed to learn that…
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“Precious Resource: Competition for water is damaging a fertile valley” – By Vahan Ishkhanyan ArmeniaNow reporter

“Precious Resource: Competition for water is damaging a fertile valley” – By Vahan Ishkhanyan ArmeniaNow reporter

Armenianow.com The waste of artesian waters extracted for fishery purposes in the Ararat Valley in recent years has left parts of the arable land without irrigation. On the other hand, water poured into drainage canals…
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“The Environment, Demography and the National Question” Monte Melkonian, 24.09.1990

“The Environment, Demography and the National Question” Monte Melkonian, 24.09.1990

All throughout the world environmental issues are rapidly becoming a high priority. Popular consciousness concerning the environment has been long overdue, and despite considerable advances it still remains at a level much too low to…
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“Responsible” Plunder of Nature: Problems Covered up by Lydian Regarding Exploitation of a Mine in Amulsar

“Responsible” Plunder of Nature:  Problems Covered up by Lydian Regarding Exploitation of a Mine in Amulsar

Business and Human Rights Resource Center turned to Lydian International, a company that intends to exploit a gold mine in Amulsar, a mountain near Jermuk, Armenia for a response to the petition initiated by Pan…
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