Monday, 12 March 2012

The environmental risks of mining in Finnmark

Open publication - Free publishing - More mining

There is a growing recognition within the mining sector that the right to free, prior and informed consent is needed in order to improve the relationship with indigenous people, in this case the Sami ethnic group. Letters of intent have been made, but do they secure the indigenous people of Finnmarksvidda’s interests? But what happens with the nature and environment which constitute the livelihood of the reindeer herders? Why has not any agreements been made that deal with protecting these fragile areas? 

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