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Illegal Sand Mining Conflicts in India

Introduction Sand mining refers to the extraction of sand from riverbeds and seashores for construction activities and for minerals such as gold, silver, silicates et cetera. It is legal when authorised …

Opposition to Gold Mining at Mount Ida, Turkey

Introduction This conflict concerns the development of gold mining at Mount Ida in the Biga District of western Turkey. Prospecting for gold has been expanding in the region since 2007, leading …

Pacific Rim: El Dorado mine in El Salvador

Introduction Located in San Isidro, Caba√Īas, the El Dorado mine is about 65 kilometres east of San Salvador, and 420 metres (1377 feet) above sea level. The area enjoys tropical weather …

Gold mining suspended in Crucitas (Costa Rica)

Introduction The Crucitas Project is located in the Cutris District, Canton of San Carlos, Alajuela, along the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The southern area of the district is a …

Yanacocha Mining Company in Conga Cajamarca (Peru)

Introduction This is an ongoing conflict, although there is some evidence that the project has been suspended since August 2012. The project is situated in northern Peru, in the Cajamarca and …

Gold and silver mining in Cerro Blanco (Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras)

Introduction Situated about 153 kilometres (95 miles) east of Guatemala City, Cerro Blanco is in Asuncion Mita, Jutiapa. Asuncion Mita covers an area of 174 hectares (429 acres) and is 45 …

Apiculture vs. Transgenic-soybean in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Monsanto Co. applied in February 2012 to upgrade its Mexican soybean plantations, occupying around 250 thousand ha, from the status of ‚Äėpilot program‚Äė to ‚Äėcommercial‚Äô. Some 26% of these are …

Opposition to gold mining at Bergama, Turkey

For much of the 1990s, the tourist town of Bergama was the epicentre of Turkey‚Äôs most effective and visible environmental social movement against a multinational mining corporation aiming to establish …

The Angostura Mining Project in the Paramo of Santurban, Colombia

The Angostura Project is located 67 kilometres (41 miles) northeast of Bucaramanga, the capital of Santander. Santander boasts several areas with gold resources, thus there are different kinds of mining …

Irrawaddy dam

This is a provisional success story in 2011 in stopping a very large dam already under construction and scheduled for completion in 2019 in the upper reaches of the Irrawaddy …

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