Thursday, June 16, 2005


The Environmental Public Alliance of Armenian NGOs has organized a Public Forum to discuss possible alternatives to the construction of a highway through the Shikahogh nature reserve and Mtnadzor forest.

Mtnadzor, Siunik Region, Republic of Armenia © Onnik Krikorian

The Public Forum will take place on Friday, June 17, 2005 from 10:00-13:00 at the American University of Armenia, 5th Floor Conference Hall, 40 Baghramyan Street, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia. Time is of the essence because it is reported that the authorities plan to set the dangerous precedent of changing Shikahogh's status to that of a National Park in order to "legitimize" construction on the reserve.

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