News Mining

Atewa Forest has been hailed as one of the 38 most important places on earth for nature © Jeremy Lindsell

Major manufacturing companies oppose mining in...

Wed, 03/02/2021
Controversial plans to mine for bauxite in Ghana’s Atewa Forest – a Key Biodiversity Area – have received opposition from three global manufacturing companies who would have been major customers. This new development means the mine would not only be disastrous for biodiversity and human health, but now business too.
Cerulean Warbler © Ray Hennessy / Shutterstock

A glimmer of hope for the Cerulean Warbler?

Thu, 10/10/2019
A globally threatened bird with habitats shrinking at both ends of its migration route, the Cerulean Warbler’s population plummeted by 70% in 44 years. Now, its decline is slowing down – but why? We have a few theories…
The Christmas Frigatebird (Critically Endangered) is now safe from habitat destruction © Chris Surman

Bird paradise Christmas Island saved from mining...

Tue, 05/06/2018
Following a tireless campaign by BirdLife Australia, which gained support from around the world, the Australian Government has decided to reject an application for phosphate mining on Christmas Island, a crucial wildlife haven in the Indian Ocean.

Mining and prospecting prohibition call by NGOs...

Tue, 01/02/2011
BirdLife South Africa supports the formal request by the Centre for Environmental Rights to the Minister of Mineral Resources for a prohibition on prospecting and mining in certain key areas of critical biodiversity and hydrological value and sensitivity.

Forest & Bird delivers 4000 anti-mining...

Tue, 25/05/2010
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) and other environmental organisations today handed over about 4000 anti-mining submissions to the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) in Wellington.

Forest & Bird reveals Government mining plans

Wed, 24/03/2010
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) has uncovered Government plans to allow mining in 7000 hectares of high-value conservation land in the West Coast's Paparoa National Park, Great Barrier Island and the Coromandel Peninsula.