Freshwater Protection

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DESTRUCTION OF MANGROVES RAISES MANY QUESTIONS

PFG Press Release- Everything about the destruction of mangroves on the West Bank prompts alarm: the destruction itself; the defence of it by the Government Minister responsible; the silence of the EPA; by-passing the objections of the local Councils; and startling submissiveness in the face of business dismissal of climate change. False narratives of ‘sustainable’ …

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PRESS RELEASE: GGDMA’S POWER-DRUNK ELECTION STRATEGY

In his inaugural statement, newly-elected President of the Guyana Gold & Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) at the end of November, Andron Alphonso, openly challenged miners to use their electoral clout to determine the result of the next election. “We are the swing vote”, he announced, claiming over 100,000 people are directly or indirectly involved with …

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The River Guardian: The New “IT” Game ABOUT FRESHWATER POLICY AND PROTECTION IN GUYANA.

Through its education program, Policy Forum Guyana (PFG) has created a board game to promote freshwater education. In a press release, the NGO collective said that the game, entitled “The River Guardian” has been piloted across seven primary schools in Region Four and over 200 Grade Six students and their teachers have benefitted. The project, …

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Press Release: Campaign To Keep Rivers alive Taken to Communities

Press Release Campaign To Keep Rivers alive Taken to Communities Policy Forum Guyana (PFG), last week commenced the systematic phase of its campaign to protect Guyana’s rivers from the devastation of mining pollution with a training workshop in Kamarang, Upper Mazaruni. Launched last July with a rally, ‘Keep the Rivers Alive’ the campaign aims to …

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How is Participatory Environmental Monitoring Organized in Mongolia?

Interview with Bolormaa Purevjav: How is Participatory Environmental Monitoring Organized in Mongolia? Interview by Jasmin Blessing and Sarah Daitch   Bolormaa Purevjav is Chair for the Stakeholder’s Engagement for Sustainable Development (SESD) in Mongolia. Bolormaa has over 15 years of experience in leading development projects and programs in broad economic and social development topics. She has …

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Explosive Growth in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

Explosive Growth in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Amid Rising Prices: IGF Study Rising mineral prices and the struggle to earn a living from agriculture have led to explosive growth in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), according to a new report from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development. An estimated 40.5 million people were …

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New report urges global action on mining pollution

On 5 November 2015, a waste dam at an iron-ore mine in southeastern Brazil collapsed, unleashing a tide of slurry that killed 19 people, displaced hundreds more and polluted 650 kilometres of fertile valleys and estuaries before spewing into the ocean. Two years later, fishing communities near the mouth of the still-contaminated Rio Doce on …

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