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22nd July 2015

We raise our voices on the Global Day Against Mega Mining

Every year on July 22nd groups and communities unite to demonstrate on the Global Day Against Mega Mining. Showing our support and solidarity, Gaia joined and supported actions happening planet-wide… Read More

25th June 2015

Africa-UK Civil Society Send Strong Message to the Mining on Top Africa: London Summit

Today civil society groups from Africa and their allies in the UK submitted a powerful open letter to the organisers and delegates of the Mining on Top Africa: London Summit… Read More

18th March 2015

African civil society speaks out against Chatham House conference on extractives in Africa

Earlier this week, as speakers and participants gathered at Chatham House in central London for a two-day conference entitled ‘Extractive Industries in Africa’, civil society from across Africa and beyond… Read More

21st January 2015

Yaigojé Apaporis – traditional knowledge at the heart of protecting the Colombian Amazon

We are delighted to share a NEW SHORT FILM – Yaigoje Apaporis – produced by Gaia in collaboration with our partner Gaia Amazonas. The film documents the efforts of indigenous communities in Colombia’s Yaigoije Apaporis… Read More

10th December 2014

In Solidarity – New film connects communities resisting mining around the world

In her theory of change known as ’emergence’, the academic scholar Margaret Wheatley reminds us that: “The world doesn’t change one person at a time. It changes as networks of… Read More

9th December 2014

International Tribunal Defends the Rights of Nature from Mining

9th December – The International Tribunal for the Rights of Nature, initiated by the Global Alliance for Rights of Nature, calls for mining to stop in the Cordillera del Condor, Peru… Read More

3rd December 2014

Mining for Smartphone Minerals is Eating up Farmland

Originally posted in The Guardian, 3rd December 2014. Doima, a small farming town, lies in the heart of central Colombia’s agricultural land. Fed by sediment-rich water running down from the Andes,… Read More

13th November 2014

Mining affected communities around the world say ‘No to Mining’

A clear message is coming from mining affected communities the world-over: No More! In a statement released today by the growing Yes to Life, No to Miningmovement – a global coalition of civil… Read More

30th September 2014

Nnimmo Bassey Receives National Honour for Environmental Rights Activism

Renowned Nigerian activist and poet, and long term Gaia ally, Nnimmo Bassey, has been honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) in Nigeria. The recognition… Read More

26th September 2014

Gaia joins Coalition calling for EU to ban cyanide and toxic mining

Today The Gaia Foundation joins a coalition of European allies in support of the Bang! Ban Cyanide Campaign. Together we call upon the EU, and Environmental Commissioner candidate Karmenu Vela,… Read More