Activists Warn of Poaching in Khosrov Forest State Preserve

Armenia -- Environmental activist Mariam Sukhudian holds up the torn head of a bezoar goat, Khosrov reserve, 18Sep2012

Armenia — Environmental activist Mariam Sukhudian holds up the torn head of a bezoar goat, Khosrov reserve, 18Sep2012

Environmental activists Mariam Sukhudian and Yeghia Nersissian are blowing the whisle. They have visted the “Kaqavaberd” area of Khosrov Forest State Preserve and discovered remnants of endangered animals around what seems to be festive bonfires of a group of hunters. Continue reading

Mashtots Saga Ends in A Controversial Win for Civil Activists

Armenia -- President Serge Sarkissian visits Mashtots park, Yerevan, 01May2012

Armenia -- President Serzh Sargsyan visits Mashtots park, Yerevan, 01May2012

In what seems to be a carefully choreographed performance ahead of this Sunday’s parliamentary elections, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan ordered the removal of kiosks assembled in a park in central Yerevan. In doing so, Sargsyan ended the 80-day standoff between the municipality and environmental activists. Continue reading