Recently, members of ''Khosrov Reserve" civil initiative visited Khosrov reserve to discover in Kakavaberd section of the forest traces of fire, domestic waste, empty bottles, dismembered corpses of animals. In particular, they found remainders of slaughtered rabbit, European brown bear, Bezoar goat and there was unbearable stench in the area.
Young activists say they have detected traces of poachers. They shot what they saw with photo and video cameras and on behalf of "Khosrov Forest" civic initiative disseminated a press release supporting it with photos and video report. The video clearly shows that illegal hunting of animals registered in Armenia's Red Book has occurred which, they say, is a criminally prosecute act.
"As a matter of fact, the head of the Kakavaberd sector of Khosrov reserve has failed to duly implement his duties," the civil initiative said in the press release.
"The video also shows that the "guests" felt like at home, spent there much time with silent consent of the reserve administration, or even, it's not excluded, with immediate participation of the administration and permit of the Nature Protection Ministry."
Late in July, Minister Aram Harutyunyan announced that that nobody can get into the reserves without his permission. Concerning the illegal building be demounted otherwise he promised to sue the Hovazadzor Ltd in charge of the construction.
''Khosrov Reserve" civil initiative notes with regret that the building still stands on its place.