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Thursday, January 30, 2003

West Papau.Org has set up a fascinating website which highlights the problems faced by indigenous people and the environment when large scale copper mining + logging are thrust on areas where traditions have not changed for hundreds of years, rivers have been silted up/polluted + investment in local communities has been minimal...

Also see the Mines and Communities website for news, links to organisations dealing with mining issues in dozens of countries, charters relating to minimum standards within the mining industry + information on campaigns relating to the activities of individual companies... such as Rio Tinto and Alcoa.