Fierro Urco

Communities of Gualel in Southern Ecuador File for Protective Measures to Protect Fierro Urco Páramo from Mining

One month ago, on February 4, 2022, hundreds of people took to the streets in the municipality of Loja in southern Ecuador to protest against the industrial...

Atttawapiskat River
Atttawapiskat River. Charles Hookimaw photo.

Support First Nations’ Free, Prior and Informed Consent! Restart the Ring of Fire Regional Assessment

Sign here to support First Nations in calling on Minister Guilbeault to retract the draft Terms of Reference for the Ring of Fire Regional...

Community Hikes on the Controversial Claims of Sayona Mining

In the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region in northern Quebec, a historic civil society movement has sprung up in response to threats from mining. The Collectif des Pas du Lieu is encouraging residents to join collective hikes on top of Sayona Mining's controversial claims, as a way to better...

One Year Since Cuenca, Ecuador Voted to Protect Water Over Mining, Communities Demand Their Decision Be Respected

This week marks one year since residents of the canton of Cuenca in southern Ecuador went to the polls to defend their water and highland páramo wetlands...

Photo: CIAM Panamá

First Quantum Minerals Deal with Panama Sparks Major Environmental and Cultural Concerns

Last week, the Panamanian Campesino (small farmers) Union (UCP) and the group “Panamá Vale Más Sin Minería” (“Panama is Worth More Without Mining”) both released public statements denouncing the government of Panama for renegotiating a contract with Vancouver-based First Quantum Minerals to...

Launch of the Third Popular Initiative: No Large Scale Mining in Chubut!

The following is the translated joint statement issued by the Union of Community Assemblies of Chubut, Argentina (UACCh), launching their third popular initiative "Chubut Sin Megaminería" ("No Megamining in Chubut"). The Assemblies are collecting signatures from residents in the province in an...

Communities in Chubut, Argentina, Propose Law to Further Protect Water From Dangers of Large Scale Mining

On January 21, 2022, the Union of Community Assemblies of Chubut, Argentina (UACCh) launched its third popular initiative, "Chubut Sin Megaminería" ("No Megamining in Chubut"). The Assemblies are collecting signatures from residents in the province in an effort to...

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Deep sea mining is not the future. Cartoon by Max Gustafson.

Global Support for a Moratorium or Ban on Deep Seabed Mining

Canadians call on the Government of Canada to join global citizens, scientists, governments, corporations, and financial institutions in supporting a moratorium or ban on deep seabed mining.

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Nautilus equipment to mine hydrothermal vents

Canada’s Role in Deep Seabed Mining

Join MiningWatch Canada, Oceans North and other organizations in calling for a moratorium on deep seabed mining in international waters. Sign the parliamentary petition...

5 Solutions to Reduce Canada's Material Footprint
5 Solutions to Reduce Canada's Material Footprint

5 Solutions to Reduce Canada's Material Footprint

According to the OECD’s latest review (see chart...

MiningWatch Canada Is Pleased to Announce the Appointment of Rodrigue Turgeon as Canada Program Co-Lead

MiningWatch Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Rodrigue Turgeon as Canada Program Co-Lead, starting today.

Rodrigue is a lawyer and an engaged citizen with an impressive track record of environmental advocacy and solidarity with Indigenous peoples that will greatly...

Welcoming Alexandra Kazakova, Interim Fundraising and Operations Coordinator

MiningWatch is pleased to welcome Alexandra Kazakova as Interim Fundraising and Operations Coordinator, replacing Diana Martin while she is on maternity leave. Alexandra will oversee and lead all aspects of the fundraising portfolio and plans, as well as institutional operations.

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Words from Affected Communities as Mining Ban is Lifted in Chubut, Argentina

A good news update on December 22, 2021: After a massive public outcry, the province of Chubut has repealed last week's 14-11 vote to allow for open-pit mining in certain areas of the province. We celebrate this impressive display of people power, while lifting up the many voices of those...

Peaceful march against mine zoning law in Esquel - Chubut. December 17, 2021. Credit: Marco Antonio

International Solidarity Statement with Communities and Organizations of Chubut, Argentina Affected by Mine Zoning Law

A good news update on December 22, 2021: After a massive public outcry, the province of Chubut has repealed last week's 14-11 vote to allow for open-pit mining in certain areas of the province. We celebrate this impressive display of people power, while lifting up the many voices of those...

Credit: Otros Mundos Chiapas

The Abejas de Acteal Receive the 2021 Mariano Abarca Environmental Award

On the 12th anniversary of the murder of environmental defender Mariano Abarca, during an emotional ceremony in the sacred land of Acteal, the Abarca family presented the third Mariano Abarca Environmental Defence Award to the Civil Society Las Abejas de Acteal...

Maersk Launcher
The Maersk Launcher. NORI photo via Facebook.

Comments on Nauru Ocean Resources Incorporated's Collector Test Environmental Impact Statement

MiningWatch Canada has reviewed and provided comments on Nauru Ocean Resources Incorporated (NORI)’s Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed “collector test” of seabed mining equipment. The EIS lays bare the fundamental flaw in proposed deep seabed mining – the lack of adequate...