MARIAM SUKHUDYAN: NATURE PROTECTION MINISTER’S STATEMENT THAT POACHING CASES WERE OUTSIDE KHOSROV RESERVE IS ILLOGICAL
Friday, October 12, 09:05
The Armenian Nature Protection Minister’s statement that the cases of
hunting of the Red Book animals were revealed outside the Khosrov
reserve is illogical, Mariam Sukhudyan, a well-known activist,
“This is a very interesting and illogical statement. Then I wonder
why the minister has dismissed the director and other employees of
the Khosrov reserve”, she said. Sukhudyan stressed that the territory
of illegal hunting is part of the Khosrov reserve, and this is also
proved by Google Earth. “The Ministry refuses to provide us with a
terrain map, though we asked it to”, the activist said.
To recall, in late September the green activists posted a video in
the Internet. The video demonstrates the cases of poaching in the
Khosrov reserve: parts of carcasses of a bear and a bezoar goat,
traces of fire, as well as empty vodka bottles.