ABOUT In Soviet Armenia we paid attention to the environmental problems when close to the Ministers Union was created department of Surface and Subterranean waters use and protection. After six year on March, 1967 by the order of Supreme Union the department was reorganized into the national committee of Surface and Subterranean waters use and protection of the Ministers Union. On February 26, 1986 it reorganized into the National Committee of environment protection by the decision of Soviet Ministers (N119). In fact the nature protection was attached importance just 20 years ago. Than on January 8, 1989 it renamed to National Committee of Nature Protection by the decision of Ministers Council. On December 5, 1991 the committee was reorganized into the Ministry of Nature and Environment protection by the decree of Supreme Council. On August 4, 1995 the ministry renamed to the Ministry of Nature Protection and lithosphere by the decision of RA Government. The present name it carries since November 8, 1996. The ministry was liquidated in short time on 2000 and was included into the structure of the Agriculture and Nature Use Ministry.