The explanation talks with the residents rebound to desired outcomes
On January 11, there took place a consultative meeting; in attendance were the representatives of the Ministry of Nature Protection, Gegharkunik Regional Administration, “Sevan” NP SNCO, the RA Police, Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body, inclusive of several fishermen doing fishing at Lake Sevan.
"Eco House and Camp" civic initiative has made a statement, which solicits the reality, thus diminishing efficient and dedicated work of “Dilijan” national park in recent months.
The initiative accuses- in the video entitled "large-scale illegal cutting of trees"- noting that "exclusively large, expensive trees used to make furniture have been cut in Pishik district of “Dilijan” national park”.
New Year congratulatory message
I warmly congratulate all of you on New Year and Christmas.
I wish the coming 2019 to be a year of realization of cherished dreams and significant goals. I am sure that the vision of having more green, clean and environmentally friendly Armenia has its special place among that list.
The outputs of the next environmental project have been summarized
The final workshop on “Best Available Techniques and Best Environmental Practices for the elimination of unintentionally produced POPs releases” project took place. The household waste sorting infrastructures had been set up in the landfill of the city of Ararat under one of the project's components.
The preparatory works on Armenia’s 6th National Biodiversity Report are in the final phase
The Ministry of Nature Protection completes the preparatory works of the 6th National Biodiversity Report. Being among the world’s 25 countries having richest biodiversity and one of the 2 hotspots in Europe, Armenia implements a policy targeted at preserving it.
There took place a workshop dedicated to the ozone layer protection; US$ 154,000 thousand in grants was allocotated to Armenia
At the initiative of the Ministry of Nature Protection-implemented Ozone project, a workshop over recapping the results of the activities accomplished by Armenia in 2018 in the direction of protecting the ozone layer took place. The representatives of concerned state bodies, partner state and private organizations, sectorial scientists partook in the workshop.
Discussed the prospects for cooperation with the Green Climate Fund
On December 19 there took place the consultative workshop in Armenia Marriott Hotel organized by “Environmental Project Implementation Unit” State Institution, in the course of which issues over the functions of the Green Climate Fund, inclusive of the prospects for cooperation with the Fund were considered.
The enhanced activities will be implemented at Lake Sevan and throughout Armenia within December 20-January 20, 2019
In a bid to ensure natural reproduction of ishkhan and sig fish at Lake Sevan, any kind of swimming means has been prohibited at Lake Sevan, and enhanced supervision has been arranged throughout Armenia.
The delegation of the Ministry of Nature Protection participated in the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC
The delegation led by Acting Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan participated in the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC took place in Katowice, Poland; in attendance were more than 30,000 delegates from 200 countries.The participating states signed three declarations on CO2 emission reduction, increasing forest areas and promoting the large-scale development of electric vehicles.
Fully renovated Children and Youth Creative Center N3 was opened
On December 18, the solemn opening ceremony of fully renovated Children and Youth Creative Center N3 took place in Yerevan.
Acting Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan, Mayor of Yerevan Hayk Marutyan, UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia Shombi Sharp, UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Dmitry Mariyasin participated in the event.
"Green Urban Lighting" project has been implemented
Acting Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan participated in the closing ceremony of "Green Urban Lighting" project under the implementation of the Ministry, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and co-financed by the communities.
Environmentalist Diana Eghyan, who is engaged in animal protection, has won in the nomination of "Young Environmentalist"
Due to the nationwide nomination and voting, Diana Eghyan, Karen Eroyan and Vazgen Galstyan were nominated for "Young Environmentalist" nomination in the final phase of “Youth Award 2018” project organized by the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs.
The Master Agreement was signed between the Republic of Armenia and the Green Climate Fund
The Bilateral, Master Agreement between the Republic of Armenia and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) was signed by Acting Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan and Javier Manzanares, Executive Director ad interim of the Green Climate Fund Secretariat.
The consistent measures addressed to capacity building of SPAs are in progress
The Ministry of Nature Protection performs consistent measures to bolster capacities of specially protected areas of nature (SPAs).
All the families, schools and the only kindergarten of three villages in the vicinity of “Shikahogh” state reserve were provided with firewood
In the frames of “Support Program for Protected Areas-Armenia” (SPPA-A) project implemented under the Ministry of Nature Protection, at the beginning of December, "Kapan Forestry" branch of "ArmForest" SNCO completed works of providing firewood to permanent residents of Shikahogh, Srashen, Nerkin Hand villages, by allocating 8m³ wood per family.
On December 11, the Master Agreement will be signed between Green Climate Fund and Armenia
The Republic of Armenia and the Green Climate Fund will sign the Master Agreement within the framework of the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC.
Free fuel briquettes are provided to Meghri community settlements
To reduce the pressure of adjacent communities on forest areas of “Areviq” national park, in the frames of “Support Program for Protected Areas-Armenia” (SPPA-A) project, the Ministry of Nature Protection implements a project: providing of alternative fuels to two mountainous settlements of Meghri community.
There were provided grants to residents of Haghartsin and Teghut villages within the framework of environmental projects
The Ministry of Nature Protection in collaboration with the UNDP/GEF and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) executed a small grant project of around 70 million AMD in Haghartsin and Teghut communities of Tavush region, about which RA Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had announced earlier.
Erik Grigoryan met with citizens registered in November
Several citizens- among which there were sectorial experts- presented proposals for the solution of environmental bottlenecks and expressed willingness for realization of thereof with their experience and knowledge.
"Dilijan" national park buys tree seeds and offers a job
The restoration of Armenia's forest areas is one of the key directions of the policy conducted by the Ministry of Nature Protection. To ensure this, the reforestation works within 2000 hectares of forests under "ArmForest" SNCO situated in Lori and Tavoush regions- launched this year- are to be completed with backing of the UNDP.