02 Aug 2019

Another illegal dolphinarium in Armenia: The environmentalists explain

On 25th of July, an information was spread in the press on that Gagik Petrosyan, businessman from Gyumri living in Sochi, builds a dolphinarium in his hometown. This was also touched upon by the Public TV Company of Armenia, which spoke more in depth with representatives of Dolphin-therapy LLC and the environmentalists. Whereas, in response to an official letter from Civil Voice and the Bird Lovers Center NGOs, the Ministry of Environment of RA informed that no document concerning the dolphinarium in Gyumri has been submitted to the Ministry of Environment for passing Environmental Impact Assessment. So, in fact, Dolphin-therapy LLC operates in Gyumri without an official permission and did not even submit an application for import of dolphins. This is inadmissible and bypasses the laws of the Republic of Armenia.

It should be reminded that Civil Voice NGO together with Bird Lovers Center NGO concerning the mentioned above issue also applied to the Environmental Protection and Mining Body of RA․

Here You can find the official letters:

http://civilvoice.am/files/Mr. E. Grigoryan.pdf

http://civilvoice.am/files/response.pdf 

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