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...

Mapping Initiative:  Gold Mining in Suriname

Mapping Initiative: Gold Mining in Suriname

The Amazon Conservation Team, an organisation dedicated to ecological conservation – alongside and supported by working with indigenous peoples have produced a mapping initiative which details the expansion of gold mining in Suriname. This brilliant resource explains the history and trends of the expansion, as well as its impacts upon...