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The European Partnership for Responsible Minerals is a multi-stakeholder partnership established with the goal to create better social and economic conditions for mine workers and local mining communities, by increasing the number of mines that adopt responsible mining practices in Conflict and High Risk Areas (CAHRAs).
Vilma Morales: "Bolivia would be the country of origin of the mercury that reaches Peru" | INTERVIEW
Yvette Sierra Praeli English
Vilma Morales is a chemical engineer and one of the main mercury experts in Peru. Her work in hazardous waste management has led her to investigate and learn how this heavy metal behaves, causing so much damage to the environment and people's health, especially due to its use in legal and illegal mining.
Yvette Sierra Praeli Spanish
En el 2015, Bolivia importó 152 toneladas de mercurio, 12 veces más de lo adquirido el año anterior, un incremento que se dio cuando el Perú impuso restricciones al comercio y uso de este metal pesado directamente ligado a la extracción de oro.
Bram Ebus English
Last week, the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands (IUCN NL) published a report looking into the world of the informal and formal mercury trade. The study was undertaken in three different continents. In the Amazon region, Bolivia, Guyana and Suriname were examined.
Pure Earth English
The project report showcases the remediation and ecological restoration approach and methodology conducted in Madre de Dios region in Peru. Focus is placed on developing community-based remediation plans.
Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in Protected areas and critical Ecosystems Programme (ASM-PACE): A Global Solutions Study
WWF and Estelle Levin, Ltd English
The report summarizes the selected ASM in protected areas, reviews the policy responses to ASM occurring protected preas, and offer an initial set of recommendations.
Wold Bank English
Minerals and forests are both critical to a sustainable future. However, mining could affect as much as one third of the world’s remaining forests. The World Bank has adopted a forest-smart mining approach to ensure the best possible outcomes for forests and people who depend on them.
The report presents an overview of the impacts of ASM on biodiversity in the LAC countries and reviews strategies to address the issue.
Pure Earth English
Ecological restoration of areas degraded by mining in Madre de Dios, Peru. This project was implemented by Pure Earth, in partnership with CINCIA (Centro de Innovación Científica Amazónica), the Ministry of Environment of Peru (MINAM), and local governments, with funding from the US Department of State.
UNEP, UNITAR English
This document aims to assist countries to develop artisanal and small-scale gold mining formalization strategies as part of their National Action Plans under the Minamata Convention on Mercury.