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Losing ground: How are India’s conservation efforts putting the local communities in peril?

A thematic map on conservation conflicts in protected areas in India reveals how the strict wildlife policies have undermined the rights of indigenous & local communities. It has been developed by the EJAtlas team in collaboration with Kalpavriksh, India.

Map of Airport-Related Injustice and Resistance

This online interactive map brings together case studies documenting a diversity of injustice related to airport projects across the world. It was developed in collaboration between the Environmental Justice Atlas and Stay Grounded.
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PFAS/PFOS pollution by 3M, Belgium

Chemical multinational 3M has been releasing toxic PFAS into the environment since the 1970s. The company has been sued multiple times, and constructions of the Oosterweel Tunnel raised concerns among locals.

Kanyika Niobium Project, Malawi

The Kanyika community lives in uncertainty ever since Globe Metals & Mining announced plans for a niobium and tantalum mine in 2012. Their lands and homes are degraded, and they have not yet been fully compensated or relocated.

Complaints against Holcim-Lafarge quarries and cement factories in France and Switzerland

In the last years (2021, 2022, 2023) a series of actions of civil disobedience and boycotts have taken place in France and Switzerland against Holcim-Lafarge, the transnational cement firm.

Melmoth Iron Ore Project (MIOP), Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa

Since 2011, the Makhasaneni people have been opposing plans by Jindal for an iron ore mine on their lands. They halted the project but, because of their mobilisation, activists suffer severe intimidations.

Dairy Aerobic Digesters for “Renewable Natural Gas” (RNG), USA

Dairy anaerobic digesters are operating in 43 states across the USA. They promise to replace fossil fuels with a "renewable natural gas" produced from methane, but what are the deeper environmental and societal impacts?

Gold mining and mercury pollution, Suriname

Large scale and small-scale (illegal) gold mining is booming, causing deforestation and criminal activity. Mercury from the mining process pollutes soil and waters, threatening public health and biodiversity.

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