Mongolia: YLNM members DMNN suffer threats and assault for investigating illegal mining

Mongolia: YLNM members DMNN suffer threats and assault for investigating illegal mining

Yes to Life, No to Mining member group Delhiin Mongol Nogoon Negdel’s (DMNN) efforts to inform the Mongolian public about the on-going environmental issues caused by mining in their country have not gone unnoticed. On the positive side, isolated groups of herders have begun to contact DMNN, asking staff members to visit...

Mongolia: Demonstrators stage sit in to demand an end to illegal mining

Mongolia: Demonstrators stage sit in to demand an end to illegal mining

On 21st December, members and supporters of Delhiin Mongol Nogoon Negdel (“DMNN”), a Mongolian environmental NGO, started a 3-day sit-in in front of the Victims’ Monument in Ulaanbaatar demanding the cancellation of an illegal gold extraction permit given to an Australian-Mongolian joint company. DMNN are also calling for Mining Minister Jigjid...

Hunger Strike and Protest: Mongolian Government Gives Green Light to Hundreds of Mining Projects

Hunger Strike and Protest: Mongolian Government Gives Green Light to Hundreds of Mining Projects

by Odno Shourd and Hannibal Rhoades 4th March 2015 On Tuesday 10 February, nine members of Upright Blue Mongols and the Save Noyon Mountain Movement began a hunger strike in Ulaanbaatar, aiming to prevent the Mongolian Parliament passing damaging changes to the country’s environmental law as it came up for...