A meeting invitation for representatives of restaurants, restaurant networks, cafes and other public catering sector
The Ministry of Nature Protection invites representatives of restaurants, restaurant networks, cafes and other public catering sector to a meeting within the single-use plastic banning initiative kicked off in Armenia by the undertaking of the Ministry.
“Environmental Project Implementing Unit” State Institution announces a competitive tender with the objective to select an organization within the Green Climate Fund “Readiness Support” grant scopes
Green Climate Fund (hereinafter referred to as the Fund) was established in 2015, as an operating entity of the financial mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the fundamental financing body for climate change mitigation and adaptation mechanisms.
Armenia to receive enhanced support in global fight against climate change
To increase the efficiency of intended project fulfillment in global fight against climate change, the Ministry of Nature Protection has joined “Nationally Determined Contributions” partnership (NDC Partnership).
A meeting invitation to representatives of NGOs, targeted at considering the steps towards refusing single-use plastic
On the initiative of the Ministry of Nature Protection, the ban on single-use plastic was initiated in Armenia.
The Ministry of Nature Protection invites representatives of non-governmental organizations engaged in the sphere of environmental protection to discuss the issues over prohibiting single-use plastic within the scopes of the launched events.
Single use plastic banning initiative starts from the city of Talin, Aragatsotn province
On July 10th the Minister of Nature Protection kicked off a strategy aimed at gradual reduction and eventual ban of single-use plastic. The strategy has two components. The first one focuses on piloting the implantation of green behavior in one community, and gauging the receptiveness of green policies and behavioral change.
For the first time, mammal hunting was not allowed in Armenia during the hunting period except for wolves and jackals
On the bases of the propositions of N2459-152 note presented by Director of Zoology and Hydro Ecology Scientific Center of the RA National Academy of Sciences (July 20, 2018) Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan signed an order defining hunting amounts and periods envisaged for 2018-2019. For the first time, the order prohibits mammal hunting during the hunting period except for wolves and jackals.
There will be trainings over organizing public awareness-raising campaigns on environmental issues for the Mass Media and NGOs
On August 7-10 a four-day lesson about environmental communication will be organized for the mass media and environmental NGOs within UNDP/GEF "Generate global environmental benefits through environmental education and raising awareness of stakeholders" projects scopes.
The workshop of the working group streamlining sound utilization of chemicals in Armenia took place
The workshop of the working group streamlining sound utilization of chemicals in Armenia took place in Ani Plaza Hotel, Yerevan, within the framework of "Armenia / UNEP Partnership: Improving Chemicals Legislation and Industry Engagement in Armenia" project; in attendence were the working group members, the representatives of interested departments, research institutes and higher educational institutions.
The Minister of Nature Protection received citizens
The Minister of Nature Protection received citizens registered in July, 2018. 11 citizens participated in the reception.
The residents released the griffon vulture with an injury back to wild nature after the corresponding aid
The residents of Alaverdi have recently detected a griffon vulture with an injury (Gyps fulvus).
The griffon vulture is registered in the Red Book of Armenia as endangered (VU D1), as well as in Appendix II of CITES and Appendix II of Bern Convention.
There took place a discussion dedicated to the ozone layer protection and climate change mtigation activities
On July 24, 2018, at the initiative of the Ministry of Nature Protection, with the support of UNIDO and UNDP, the workshop on "Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol as a consolidation of the ozone layer protection and climate change mitigation actions" was held at the UN Office.
It was considered the status of researches of the Czech non-governmental association with the Ambassador
The delegation led by Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan received the delegation headed by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to theRepublic of Armenia Peter Mikiska; the delegation consisted of the members of the non-governmental association besides the embassy’s officers.
Approximately 100 citizens of the French Republic have arrived in “Lake Arpi” national park
A group of over 100 tourists of the Republic of France conducted a visit to "Lake Arpi" national park. Thanks to the consistent activities of the workers of the science and tourism unit of SNCO, the number of tourists visiting specially protected areas of nature rises year-on-year, thus the number of visitors is unprecedented this year.
The prospects for the cooperation in environmental protection sphere were considered along with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Armenia
Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Armenia Tian Erlong. The top management of the ministry and embassy’s staff also were engaged in the meeting.
Nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations in Lake Sevan in July of 2018 (preliminary research outputs)
Compared to the same period last year, the concentrations of phosphate and ammonium ions in Lake Sevan were measured higher in spring of 2018, and the sharp rise in temperature created favorable conditions for the intensive flourishing of the lake.
A meeting with non-governmental organizations
On July 19 Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Ayser Ghazaryan had a meeting with the officers of 13 regional NGOs included in “Commitment to Constructive Dialogue” project implemented by "Armenian Lawyers’ Association" NGO.
ANNOUNCMENT on waste management of earth entrails use and regulatory framework for recycling
The Ministry of Nature Protection briefs all entrails users that HO-161-N law on "Making supplements and amendments to entrails code of the RA" was adopted on October 18, 2016, (it entered into force on May 4, 2017).
“EPIU” SA announces a competitive tender for the render of services of environmental information systems
The invitation to tender can be downloaded via the following link:
(Published 18.07.2018 21:51 - 01.08.2018 until 11:00)
Urging the residents to keep fire prevention rules
The environmental issues were considered with the representatives of non-governmental organizations and civil initiatives
Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan met with over 50 non-governmental organizations and civil initiatives operating in the sphere of environmental protection. During the two-day meetings that lasted more than three hours, the attendees raised a number of sectorial issues and presented their proposals.