October 20
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YEREVAN. – Armenian Ombudsman Karen Andreasyan gives assessment for the activity of the Armenian Ministry of Natural Protection over last year.

“Registered faults in the activity of the Ministry are as follows: elimination of the green areas, especially forests, continued in the territory of Armenia. Cases of illegal tree cutting were registered as well, while the Ministry did not record them. Another concerning issue is the continuous growth of rubbish and tailing dumps of the mines. 

Along with faults the Ministry has recorded positive developments as well, including maintenance of the Lake Sevan level, its stable raising as well as establishment of public shores. Another positive case is putting an end to constructing a small hydroelectric power on the Trchkan waterfall,” the assessment reads.

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