Armenian Environmental Front
Save AmulsarArmenian people are blocking the construction of a gold mine to protect their health, tourism, agriculture and nature.
Categories: Biodiversity Conservation Land Use Mining Tourism Recreation
The mining company Lydian, is trying to develop the controversial Amulsar gold mine near the touristic spa town of Jermuk. Since 2018 locals are blocking the four access roads to the mine, having long contested that it poses a threat to their environment and economic livelihoods, as Lydian plans to use cyanide to extract gold from the ore. In 2020 the company was delisted from the Toronto stock […]
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Bankwatch Network: Armenia breaks international agreement on biodiversity over gold mine funding, alleges complaint
Yerevan – The Armenian government has jeopardised three natural sites slated for protection for their unique biodiversity by moving ahead with plans for the USD 426 million Amulsar gold mine, finds a new complaint filed at the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats, known as the ‘Bern Convention.’ Link to the […]