World Rainforest Movement

No to gold mining in French Guiana

The French industry ministry recently issued a gold mining permitfor an area in the middle of Guiana Amazonian Park in French Guiana.Thousands of prospectorsare digging up the French Guianese jungle and river sediments insearch of gold, polluting the region and destroying itsecosystems.

The residents of the affected rainforest village Saül are voicing their protest together with environmentalists and researchers.

Rainforest Rescue has organized a protest with an open letter to the responsible policy makers and invites everybody to take action and support the local residents in their claim to annul the mining permit. The letter can be signed at