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.
Awareness-raising seminars for advocates of RA Shirak Region
National Focal Point to the Aarhus Convention on "Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters" Haykanush Parsamyan conducted a training seminar on “Sources of International Law and Legal Developments on Access to Justice under the Aarhus Convention in the Republic of Armenia” (29.03.2018) for the member advocates of the Board of the Chamber of Advocates in Region Center-Gyumri, Shirak Region.
Artsvik Minasyan met with the officers of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations /FAO/
On April 5 RA Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan had a meeting with Raimund Jehle, FAO Representative in Armenia.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Nature Protection and the Ministry of Education and Science of RA
On April 4 a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Ministry of Nature Protection and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia over the implementation of “HCFC Phase-out project (Phase II) in Armenia” at the UN Conference Hall .
Reception of citizens registered in March, 2018 took place at the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA
By the instruction of RA Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan, Deputy Minister Khachik Hakobyan received citizens registered in March, 2018. The two citizens participated in the reception.
RA Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan participated in the tree planting
RA Minister of Nature Protection participated in the tree planting organized by Yerevan Municipality.
The officials of the Municipality and Government, the representatives of internationally accredited diplomatic missions in the Republic of Armenia. participated in the event.
The RA Ministry of Nature Protection workers conducted the cleaning and tree planting works in the park of Arabkir, Yerevan
On March 31, 2018, the workers of structural and separated subdivisions of the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA, the central apparatus and regional divisions of Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body were actively engaged in the nationwide clean-up day. The participants accomplished the cleaning and tree planting works in the park of Arabkir, organized by Yerevan Municipality.
The Council members and invited non-governmental organizations discussed mine-exploiting project in Amulsar
At the suggestion of President of “Armenian Union of Greens” NGO Hakob Sanasaryan, issues relating to efficient utilization of Amulsar gold-bearing quartzite deposit and project’s environmental impact assessments were considered at the session of the Public Council attached to the RA Minister of Nature Protection.
Enhancing ecotourism in specially protected areas of nature of Armenia
On March 30 a working consultation over the measures for 2018 focused on advancing ecotourism in specially protected areas of nature of RA (SPAs) was held under the chairmanship of RA Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Khachik Hakobyan.
The policy principals applicable at promoting the legislation of participatory and accountability in water resource management were considered
On March 29 RA Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Khachik Hakobyan took part in the workshop on ''Strategy for legislation improvement directed to participatory and accountability in sustainable water resource management and presentation of the roadmap'' within the scope of ''Participatory Utilization and Resource Efficiency of Water Activity'' (PURE Water).
A working consultation over streamlining wildfire suppression and prevention measures
Chaired by President of the State Forest Committee of the RA MNP Mikayel Manukyan, a working consultation was held with a focus on the issues over streamlining wildfire suppression and prevention measures.
Artsvik Minasyan discussed the issues relating to “Debt-for-Environment Swap” initiative with WB representatives
On March 27 RA Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan had a meeting with the World Bank delegation headed by Practice Manger at World Bank Maria Gonzalez-Miranda. In the core of the meeting with World Bank team were issues regarding “Debt-for-Environment Swap” initiative.
The forty-seventh plenary session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 47) took place in Paris
The 47th plenary session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) took place in Paris, France, on March 17-22; in atteendence were representatives of over 110 states, as well as numerous organizations of the UN and environmental non-governmental organizations. Asya Muradyan, Head of Division of Policy of Climate Change and Atmosphere of Department of Environment Protection Policy at the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA, Focal Point to IPCC had a participation in the session.
A wildfire broke out in “Dilijan” national park was put out
On March 23, at over 18:00 a wildfire broke out in the 10th area of the 2nd unit of "Shamakhyan" district of “Dilijan NP”, thus the forester briefed the Rescue Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia about the case.
The delegation of the UNESCO conducted a visit to RA regions
Patrick McKeever, Secretary of the UNESCO International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme was on a working visit to Armenia within the scope of “Global Geopark” project of UNESCO's Natural Sciences Directorate in the second half of March, 2018.
There were considered and signified sectorial development projects during the event organized on the occasion of International Day of Forests
Today, on March 21 the State Committee of Forest of the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA organized an event on the occasion of International Day of Forests with a focus on the submission of key directions of a three-year development project of forest sector developed by the Committee.
Norm violations on cutting trees were detected in “Dilijan” national park
On March 20 during extraordinary inspection procedures the workers of the conservation unit of "Dilijan" national park SNCO detected 10 m3 beech firewood illegally stockpiled by an unknown individual on the basis of the call of the participants of Eco-Patrol” doing public monitoring. The case was detected in the 14th area of "Hagharcin" district.
Mechanisms directed to the implementation of the thesis of Paris agreement was considered during the session of interdepartmental coordination council
The session of interdepartmental coordination council implementing the demands and thesis of the Framework Convention on Climate Change (hereinafter UN FCCC) was held under the chairmanship of RA Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan.