ALERT: Say No to Industrial Mining in French Guiana's Ancient Rainforests
TAKE ACTION: Protected areas, water resources and indigenous peoples will all be devastated if French Government grants environmental approvals - decision expected soon!
The French government will soon decide whether to grant the last required environmental license for industrial open-air gold mining in the primary rainforests of French Guiana by the Canadian multinational Cambior. The site chosen for the project covers 30 square kilometers of rainforest and an important nature reserve. Local peoples are protesting by organizing the "No to the Cambior project at Kaw Mountain" campaign made up of a coalition of 24 organizations in French Guyana against the gold mining activity. The gold mining activities as planned by Cambior S.A. will devastate the ecology of these priceless tropical rainforests of Guyana and their inhabitants.