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Gold threat to tropical forests

The scientific journal Environmental Research Letters has published “Global demand for gold is another threat for tropical forests” by Nora Alvarez and Mitchell Aide. Using advanced land-mapping techniques, they analysed changes in forest cover at gold-mining sites in tropical moist forests of South America. Gold mining causes significant alteration to …

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UN Forum in Geneva

The 2014 United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights is being held in Geneva from 1st to 3rd of December.

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Press release: visit to UN in Geneva

A delegation of rural and indigenous women from Peru, Guatemala and El Salvador will denounce human rights violations committed by both states and the extractive industry at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, 1-3 December in Geneva.


Important study from European Parliament

The Policy Department of the Directorate-General for External Policies of the European Parliament has commissioned a report into human rights violations worldwide against indigenous peoples by the extractive industries.


Declaration from the People’s Summit in Cajamarca

  “It is essential to reform our political system and laws which currently back this economic model. One of the hardest and most difficult manifestations of this model is the criminalization of the protest and the repression by the state-owned forces put at the service of the companies, which has …