Distinguished workers of the Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia, members of councils attached to the minister, representatives of international organizations, mass media and non-governmental organizations, dear citizens concerned about environmental problems,
I express gratitude for more than one-and-a-half year productive work and cooperation in nature protection sphere. During my term in office, we have accomplished considerable work with the joint efforts focused on conducting large-scale, systematic reforms addressed to environmental protection, targeted at addressing raised challenges over the decades in environmental protection sphere. Thankful for our multifaceted ideas and attitudes, often as a result of keen conflicts, we have succeeded in shaping our common vision, providing best collective solutions to socioeconomic and environmental components of the problems. I extend a vote of thanks to the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) and the leadership of the Republic of Armenia for entrusting me with assuming this sphere, as well as all partners of the government and public administration system for the joint work.
During my ministerial term I have always been guided by the three important principles: professionalism, responsibility and patriotism. I am sure that the application of these principles is also significant for you, thus everyone’s efforts (regardless of which field of activity we will be working) will also be meant for Armenian unique, remarkable nature, which is the guarantee of prosperity for our country and welfare and natural life for our nation.
My previous spheres of activity have not allowed me to survey environmental protection sector profoundly. Coming to this sphere, I familiarized with the issues and reinforced my conviction that environmental protection lies at the core of all sectors, being the most important. This realization will already guide me throughout my further activity.
I wish all of us success and new achievements in the conservation of the enviornment.
Yours sincerely, Artsvik Minasyan
Artsvik Minasyan had a farewell meeting with the RA Ministry of Nature Protection Staff
Today, Artsvik Minasyan had a farewell meeting with the heads of subdivisions and workers of the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA. Extending a vote of thanks for the joint work, the former Minister of Nature Protection expressed confidence that the successful conclusion of the process of establishing an integrated environmental management system will be achieved due to collective work.
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The mission arrived in Armenia will evaluate OSCE’s activities for 2004-2017 in the direction of supporting Aarhus Centres
On May 6-12 Senior Evaluator of the Office of Internal Oversight of OSCE Secretariat Birger Heldt will arrive in Armenia. The objective of the visit is to evaluate the activities of OSCE programme directed to bolstering the network of 15 Public Environmental Information Aarhus Centres operating in Armenia.
The issues concerning the theory and priorities of chemicals legislation were considered
On April 27 at the initiative of the RA Ministry of Nature Protection, a workshop dedicated to defining the theory and priorities of chemicals legislation was held within Armenia / UNEP ''Partnership on Development of Chemicals Legislation and Industry Involvement in Armenia" project scopes.
The tree planting works were conducted in Yerablur and specially protected areas of nature of the RA MNP
The RA Ministry of Nature Protection announced a month of Pan-Armenian tree planting within the framework of which reforestation and afforestation activities will be conducted within the 80 hectare area in forestries of all RA regions, specially protected areas of nature and Yerablur, planting 165 thousand saplings.
On April 21 the tree planting and cleanup day will be effected in specially protected areas of nature of the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA
The RA Ministry of Nature Protection announced a month of Pan-Armenian tree planting within the framework of which reforestation and afforestation activities will be conducted within the 80 hectare area of forestries of all RA regions and specially protected areas of nature, planting 165 thousand saplings.
The universal trade-industrial expo-forum launched
On April 20 the 5th three-day International Tourism Exhibition: “In Tour Expo 2018” started in Yerevan Expo Center, thereby symbolizing the opening of 2018 touristic season in Armenia.
The environmental component of " Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development" was submitted
A two-day national workshop on "Promoting Sustainable Development in Armenia through Preliminary and Middle Level Vocational Education" launched in Yerevan. The event is held in the context of the implementation of UNECE Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development.
Illegally-held bear cub in Gyumri was transfered to the Zoological Garden of Yerevan
Due to the consistent works of Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body of the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA, on April 16 a bear cub illegally seized in one of the houses of Gyumri was handed to the Regional Division of Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body; afterwards the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) transferred the bear cub to the Zoological Garden of Yerevan.
The tree planting works in specially protected areas of nature and subdivisions under the subordination of State Committee of Forest
"Reserve Park Complex" SNCO effected the tree-planting and cleaning activities within the 1.55 hectare area, planting 850 saplings (300 saplings were planted within the 0.5 hectare area of “Soranner” arboretum of Berd, 50 saplings were planted within the 0.5 hectare area of Ijevan arboretum, 500 saplings were planted within the 0.05 hectare area of “Jrvezh” forest park).
Annual conference on “Ecotourism in Armenia”
On April 14 the third annual conference on “Ecotourism in Armenia” took place in the American University of Armenia (AUA). The conference focused on enhancing ecotourism development in Armenia, suggesting a platform for exchange of ideas and experience, as well as creating a network of stakeholders.
A tree planting dedicated to the April Four-Day Warfare
On April 11 Head of Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body Eghish Terteryan and Vayoc Dzor Region Governor Harutyun Sargsyan participated in the event dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the April Four-Day Warfare organized by Vayoc Dzor Regional Division of the Inspection Body.
The inception workshop on “Artik city closed stone pit waste and flood management pilot project” was held
On April 12 “Environmental Project Implementation Unit” State Institution of the RA Ministry of Nature Protection held the inception workshop on “Artik city closed stone pit waste and flood management pilot project” in Artik urban municipal community administration.
The staff of Junior nature-lover’s club expands
On the initiative of Information and Public Relation Department of the RA Ministry of Nature Protection Staff, new schools have been included in Junior nature-lover’s club.
The Caucasian Leopard returns to “Khosrov Forest” state reserve
The camera traps of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have captured the Caucasian leopard in “Khosrov Forest” State Reserve for the first time in the history of the reserve. The leopard is a young male which has not been detected by any camera trap.
State Committee of Forest of the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA responds to the call
In response to the video that Head of "Eco House and Camp" initiative Gor Hovhannisyan circulated, we inform that according to the author of the video, the mentioned area is the right side part of Khachaghbyur River gorge, the 1st unit of Ijevan Forestry Enterprise of "Ijevan Forestry" Branch of “ArmForest” SNCO.
One month of Pan Armenian tree planting launches
The Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia announces the month of Pan-Armenian tree planting.
Forest reforestation and renewal activities will be effected within approximately 80 hectares in forestry enterprises, specially protected areas of nature of nearly all regions of the Republic of Armenia, which will also be conducted through tree plantings.
When the objective is to perform an order
Hayacq.am website has recently released a "superficial statement" saying that “according to reliable information, it turns out that Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan is the owner of one of the most efficient SHPPs functioning under Herher reservoir".
"Woman and Nature" exhibition in State Museum of Nature of Armenia
"Woman and Nature" exhibition took place in State Museum of Nature of Armenia of the RA Ministry of Nature Protection, where the works of over 12 painters of Artists' Union of Armenia were presented. The exhibition was dedicated to Motherhood and Beauty Day- April 7.
The session of the Council of “Sevan” national park took place
Chaired by Minister Artsvik Minasyan, the session of the Council of “Sevan National Park” SNCO was held at the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA.