Save Teghut

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Los Angeles Event

"Save Teghut" Event on Sunday December 16, 6:30 pm

Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America Contact: Areg Gharabegian Tel: (626) 440-6047 E-mail: areg.gharabegian@parsons.com


The village of Teghut is located in Lori province, in northern Armenia. The Teghut forest is adjacent to this and surrounding villages and is one of Armenia's final undeveloped wilderness areas. Now the Teghut forest is being cleared by a mining corporation to construct a copper and molybdenum mine, which will undoubtedly change the land and its people forever.

Environmental activists in Armenia are trying to save Teghut forest by demanding to stop the mining operation and requesting that environmental laws to be implemented to its full extend. Issues related to the Teghut forest and mining operation will be presented during the event that is sponsored by many Armenian organizations in Los Angeles.

The keynote speaker will be Yeghia Nersisyan who is one of Armenia's leading environmental activists. He will be giving us a close-up and personal account about Teghut and other critical problems threatening environmental and public health in Armenia today. Yeghia was born in Aleppo, Syria, but since 2001 he is residing in Armenia.

Sunday, December 16th at 6:30 pm Merdinian School, 13330 Riverside Dr., Los Angeles, CA 91423 (for directions, http://www.merdinianschool.com/map-directions)