Gold mining boom threatening communities in Suriname

Gold mining boom threatening communities in Suriname

Originally published by Mongabay on 4/11/15.   High gold prices combined with lax land use regulations have led to an explosion in mining in Suriname. A recent report by the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) finds that gold mining in the small South American country grew by 893 percent between 2000 and...

Deforestation in Peru: Building a dramatic future in the Amazon and the Andean Region

Deforestation in Peru: Building a dramatic future in the Amazon and the Andean Region

Originally published by Council on Hemispheric Affairs on 28/09/2015. [For references, go to source]     Since the election of President Ollanta Humala in Peru in 2011 priority has been given to neoliberal policies, free trade agreements, integration into the Pacific market through the Pacific Alliance (with Mexico, Colombia and Chile),...

Gold For Green Forests

Gold For Green Forests

Originally published on Oximity by Forest Peoples Programme 9/07/15.   The large-scale hunt for gold not only destroys rainforest in Guyana, it also threatens a deal for billions in funds from Norway [This article first appeared in Norway’s Bergens Tidende magazine on 3rd May 2015. It is translated and reproduced...