Extractive industries

FPP works closely with local communities and indigenous peoples’ organisations to support them in their struggles against destructive development projects. We promote the direct involvement of affected communities in discussions with the private sector to ensure that ‘best practice’ industry standards on forestry, plantations, dams, palm oil and logging respect the rights of indigenous and forest peoples to their customary lands and to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) about industry actions that affect them.

Gold mining and environmental destruction Guyana

Open wounds: Guyana still has much intact rainforest, but mining accounts for 90 percent of the forest destruction in the country.

Tor Høvik
Abujao river basin (Ucayali). Informal mining activity is causing accelerated deforestation and pollution of water
Robert Guimaraes Vasquez