World Rainforest Movement

French Guyana: The French government is quietly promoting the industrialization of gold mining in French Guyana

If the project goes ahead, the Montagne d’Or project, scheduled to start mining in 2018, would become the largest gold mine on French soil. Not only will it have serious human and environmental impacts, it will also open the floodgates for other mining multinationals in French Guyana, and expand mining exclusively for the luxury jewellery market. Industrial demand for gold accounts for only 8 percent of gold currently mined. The recycling sector supplied three times that amount in 2015. More information on this struggle against mining in French Guyana (in French) at:

Support the Or de question collective, an alliance of local and national NGOs, who are calling on the French government to cancel the mega-mining projects immediately. Sign the petition at: