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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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Nikol Pashinyan has violated public interest by defending Lydian’s capital

Nikol Pashinyan has violated public interest by defending Lydian’s capital

The Armenian Environmental Front (AEF) civil initiative joined by hundreds of signatories, has issued a statement in response to September 9 statement on Amulsar by Nikol Pashinyan. Today, September 9, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced…
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Divest from Amulsar! Urgent Appeal to Lydian’s Investors

Divest from Amulsar! Urgent Appeal to Lydian’s Investors

We are a group of concerned Armenian citizens writing to you with a call of divestment from the Amulsar gold project offered to you by Lydian Corporation. The history of Lydian Corporation’s interest in establishing…
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AEF and Amulsar Protectors Statement of Solidarity with Protectors of Mauna Kea

AEF and Amulsar Protectors Statement of Solidarity with Protectors of Mauna Kea

Armenian Environmental Front and Amulsar Protectors stand in solidarity with Kanaka Maoli in the struggle to stop the desecration of their ancestral lands. We support the peaceful civil disobedience of the Maunakea Kia’i as they…
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Gladzor Aldermen’s Council Approved Public Petition on Banning Metallic Mining in Gladzor

Gladzor Aldermen’s Council Approved Public Petition on Banning Metallic Mining in Gladzor

Direct democracy recorded another success in Armenia: on 29 April 2019, the Aldermen’s Council of Gladzor optimized community in Vayots Dzor Region adopted a resolution, which approved the proposal laid down in the collective petition…
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Movement for Free Flowing Rivers Grows

Movement for Free Flowing Rivers Grows

A new movement is growing in the world aimed at demolishing dams over the rivers. The movement is known by its name “International Rivers” and for 22 years the movement celebrates March 14 as the…
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Criminal case reveals that Lydian Armenia mining company employees were spying and running fake profiles in social media

Criminal case reveals that Lydian Armenia mining company employees were spying and running fake profiles in social media

All around the world we witness mining companies targeting citizens for fighting for the protection of nature. Armenia is in no exception. For years paid media, specialists, as well as recent fake users and pages…
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50M gallons of polluted water pours daily from US mine sites

50M gallons of polluted water pours daily from US mine sites

Read here: The Associated Press

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