March 16 2004
LIVING IN YEREVAN BECOMES HAZARDOUS, NGO SAYS
YEREVAN, MARCH 16, ARMENPRESS: A coalition of 28 nature protection
non-governmental organizations, united in Yerevan Ecological
Alliance, warned today that living in Armenia’s capital is becoming
gradually hazardous, following mass logging of trees in public parks
and building the vacated areas with cafes and other entertaining
Sona Ayvazian, one of the seven members of the Alliance’s board
said today: “We have neither forests, nor parks, the only green area
in the capital is the Botanic garden in which many species are drying
up.” She called on mass medias and public at large to raise their
protesting voice against the ongoing destruction of green areas.
According to another speaker, in early nineties trees were cut by
people to warm their houses due to the lack of other fuel, today
forests are destroyed to make money.