En el Camino de Santiago: resistencia a un nuevo proyecto minero de cobre

El Camino de Santiago: resistance to new copper mining near UNESCO World Heritage walking route

El Camino de Santiago: resistance to new copper mining near UNESCO World Heritage walking route

El Camino de Santiago: resistance to new copper mining near UNESCO World Heritage walking route

Plataforma Contra a Mina de Touro O Pino, part of YLNM member network ContraMINAcción, Galicia, is reaching out to pilgrims walking the famous El Camino de Santiago to raise awareness about a new mining project they say will destroy and contaminate the area of Touro and O Pino, just 15...

Map of Abandoned Mines in sub-Saharan Africa

Map of Abandoned Mines in sub-Saharan Africa

A UNESCO initiative researching the environmental and health impacts of abandoned mines in sub-Saharan Africa has compiled a map of abandoned mine sites on the continent. Mapping has been conducted in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, DRCongo, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe See the map here.  Abandoned mines and mine infrastructure are the cause of many often ignored...

On Kenya’s Coast, a Struggle for the Sacred

On Kenya’s Coast, a Struggle for the Sacred

Originally published on Inter Press Service, by Miriam Gathigah.   Travel into the heart of Kenya’s southern Coast Province, nearly 500 km from the capital city of Nairobi, and you will come across one of the planet’s most curious World Heritage Sites: the remains of several fortified villages, revered by...

Delegation to argue for Tasmanian wilderness

Delegation to argue for Tasmanian wilderness

Originally published by Yahoo News Conservationists will make a direct appeal to members of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee to not only maintain the protection of Tasmanian forests, but extend safeguards across more of the state. The Wilderness Society will send a delegation to Bonn, Germany, where the UN will...