World Rainforest Movement

A grandmother standing up to mining and logging companies in the Solomon Islands

PeM_GrandMotherWhen mining and logging companies come to villages asking for resource rights, how can communities make an informed decision without truly understanding all the impacts that these activities entail? Moira Dasipio, 55, lives and works in the Isabel Province of the Salomon Islands and is determined to give local populations access to more information about large-scale projects. Providing clear information on the real effects of plantations or logging is crucial as the country’s economy is based mostly on the industrial production of logs, tuna, gold, and palm oil. Yet, Dasipio has a long way to go. “We are striving [for] ourselves, my women, and all people. We are all working together for a better future.”

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