World Rainforest Movement

Large Scale Mining

This corporate-driven activity is one of the main causes of tropical forest destruction, causing also pollution and other negative impacts on local populations. Working conditions are particularly bad in an around mines and the negative impact of mining on women is of particular concern, with sexual exploitation of women around mining sites of all scales affecting families in many different ways. Mining has expanded increasingly because of the steady rise in prices and demand for more mineral substances – metallic and non-metallic – which have been causing a run on the reserves of these different substances in tropical forest regions, causing major problems for local communities.

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