News Feed

Mining Tourism? An Open Letter

Mining Tourism? An Open Letter

Dear My Armenia Program and Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), As we are following any progress in Armenia that is particularly aimed at developing Armenia’s economy by creating sustainable alternatives such as green tourism, innovations…
Կարդալ ավելին

Share Button

The Breath of Death? Concerns Grow Over Impact Alaverdi Copper Smelter has on Health

The Breath of Death? Concerns Grow Over Impact Alaverdi Copper Smelter has on Health

By Marianna Grigoryan and Arpi Harutyunyan ArmeniaNow reporters 04/28/2006 When doctors in the Spandaryan district of Alaverdi are late for work at the local hospital, their boss points out the window to the tall chimney…
Կարդալ ավելին

Share Button

Opponents to Mining in Amulsar Held a Protest Action in Front of the Governmental Building

Opponents to Mining in Amulsar Held a Protest Action in Front of the Governmental Building

Since the unmanageable risks of mining in Amulsar are not properly assessed by Armenia’s government, the mine should not be exploited. This is one of the arguments of environmentalists who gathered in front of Armenia’s…
Կարդալ ավելին

Share Button

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…
Կարդալ ավելին

Share Button

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…
Կարդալ ավելին

Share Button

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…
Կարդալ ավելին

Share Button

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…
Կարդալ ավելին

Share Button

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…
Կարդալ ավելին

Share Button

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,…
Կարդալ ավելին

Share Button

Privatized Rivers of Armenia

Privatized Rivers of Armenia

There are around 173 small hydropower plants (SHPP) in Armenia, of which around 114 are on natural streams. The license for these SHPPs is given for about 15 years. The electricity producers sell the electricity…
Կարդալ ավելին

Share Button