Rivers without Boundaries

Rivers and mining

  “LAW TO  PROHIBIT MINERAL EXPLORATION AND MINING OPERATIONS AT HEADWATERS OF RIVERS, PROTECTED ZONES OF WATER RESERVOIRS AND FORESTED AREAS” (Mongolians call it LLN- law with long name) THE SHORT HISTORY OF THE LAW WITH LONG NAME (2009-2013)   RAID letter to the Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs  on …

Rivers of Gold

Gold mining is one of the most widespread human activities that ruins rivers and wetlands. Placer gold mining changes relief, hydrology, hydrochemistry and plant communities of wetlands and leads to degradation and fragmentation of river and wetland habitat. For example, in Small Hinggan Mountains placer mining affected more than 25% …

New Centerra Gold operations conflict with water protection law and threaten biodiversity

Centerra Gold officials once boasted that they work on amendments that reduce effectiveness of the Law with Long Name that protects Mongolian rivers from mining impacts. Company’s rich web-site has documents clearly outlining its plans to make mining licenses exempt from the Law. But Mother Nature does not forgive such …