The adverse economic impact will be minimized through willows: Who can apply for the program?
The decree of the government on "Approving the fifteenth program to curb the economic impact of COVID-19" was adopted at today's Cabinet meeting.
Bees are key actors in the pollination process
Since, they and other pollinators, such as butterflies, face a greater threat due to human activities.
The use of pesticides, land use change, intensive agricultural management and climate change are the main threats to bee species diversity and viability.
Which buildings will be demolished first? The shores of Sevan are cleaned
The cleanup of Lake Sevan’s coastal areas from buildings and structures is entering a practical stage. The interdepartmental working group set up by the instruction of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan completed the inventory of both state-, community- and private-owned buildings and structures at an altitude of up to 1901.5 meters above sea level.
We embark on “Eco-Behaviour” title
Single-use coffee cups are extremely dangerous for the environment.
If you buy coffee on the way to work every day, then you consume an average of 240 coffee cups per year, and if only once a week - 52.
An environmentally friendly alternative for a typical coffee cup is a glass or a reusable bamboo cup.
The cases of violations of norms on forests detected in the forestry branches of “ArmForest” SNCO of the Committee of Forest of the Ministry of Environment within the period of April 23-27
Due to the inspections of forestry units, 5 cases of deforestation (100 trees illegally cut down) were revealed by the workers of “Dsegh”, “Vanadzor”, “Artsvaberd”, “Idjevan”, “Stepanavan” forestry branches.
The 2 of 5 cases of deforestation were detected.
Watch, listen, learn
With support of the Ministry of Environment, in the frames of “Mainstreaming Sustainable Land and Forest Management in Mountain of North-Eastern Armenia” project, funded by Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in the period of 2017-2020 monitoring of bio-indicator bird and butterfly species showing the state and trends of forest ecosystems has been supervised.
Nitrogen dioxide concentration in the atmosphere (March-April)
In the period of April 1-16, compared to March 1-15, there was observed a decrease in nitrogen dioxide in the atmosphere:
On April 21-22, the cases of violations of norms on forests were detected in the forestry branches of “ArmForest” SNCO of the Committee of Forest of the Ministry of Environment
As a result of inspection procedures accomplished by forestry units, 31 cases of illegal logging were revealed by the workers of “Lalvar” forestry branch. The reports on deforestation were made and were sent to the relevant division of RA Police.
The outcome of the cooperation between the Ministry of Environment and the Caucasus Nature Fund
In collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, the Caucasus Nature Fund provided support to the Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology of NAS RA for the acquisition of a software package necessary for the operation of modern echo sounder for researching fish stocks in Lake Sevan and other water basins.
April 22 is Earth Day
International Mother Earth Day was proclaimed by the decree of the United Nations General Assembly.
The objective of the day is to draw the world's attention to environmental issues and to work together to protect the planet Earth.
It was appointed the first female head of the forest enterprise
By the order of Acting Chairman of the Committee of Forest of the Ministry of Environment Arusyak Siradeghyan, Irina Paruyr Hovhannisyan was appointed Acting Director of “Chambarak Forestry” branch of “ArmForest” SNCO.
The next successful grant project of the Ministry of Environment-implemented “Support Program for Protected Areas-Armenia” (SPPA-A) was summarized
“Yulia” charitable NGO, which received the grant, implemented “Social integration of children with disabilities through organizing non-formal education” project, due to the activities held in the project scopes, 21 children with disabilities were socialized and integrated into the society.
The sale and realization of plastic bags will be banned
Today, the National Assembly completely approved the Government-authored draft law on “Making supplements to the law on Trade and Services” in the second reading.
Reforestation activities in the forest enterprises of “ArmForest” SNCO
In the frames of “Mainstreaming Sustainable Land and Forest Management in Mountain Landscapes of North-eastern Armenia” project, by the agreement signed between “ArmForest” SNCO and the UNDP on November 19, 2019, reforestation activities were accomplished in the areas of 650 hectares of Noyemberyan, Artsvaberd, Vanadzor and Jiliza forest enterprises in the period of February-March, ...
Wood is replaced by the sun; how to save by preserving nature
The next successful grant project of the Ministry of Environment-implemented “Support Program for Protected Areas-Armenia” (SPPA-A) has been summed up.
In the frames of the grant project, “Green eco-region” environmental NGO implemented the project of installation of solar water heaters in all 56 households having the permanent residence of Shikahogh village adjacent to “Shikahogh” state reserve.
Mapping activities are in progress within “10 million trees” initiative scopes
With assistance of the Ministry of Environment, within the framework of “Mainstreaming Sustainable Land and Forest Management in Mountain of North-Eastern Armenia” project, funded by Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in the period of 2019-2020 an area of about 3,000 hectares must be located and mapped for the activities of the 10 million planting project to be implemented in 2021.
Announcement on clarification of urgent issues
Taking into consideration the measures taken against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the current state of emergency, the Ministry of Environment informs that in case of urgent issues related to delivery permits for substances of atmospheric emissions and ozone-depleting, you may call on the following number: 374 96 095128, e-mail: email@example.com (responsible person: Hasmik Saroyan).
As you know, “10 million trees” unprecedented environmental initiative has been launched in Armenia. We continue to work on this pivotal and large-scale initiative’s fulfillment.
On October 10, 2020, we were aimed at planting 10․000․000 trees, thus giving new life to our country and land, ensuring a healthy and clean environment for the future generations.