News & Press

18th February 2020

In Defence of Life: the story of Cajamarca, Colombia

Deep in the embrace of the Colombian Andes Mountains Earth defenders from Cajamarca have stopped a vast gold mine, re-valued the ‘true treasures’ in their territory and begun to develop… Read More

20th April 2018

Meet the people building alternatives to mining in Cajamarca, Colombia

Gaia’s Hannibal Rhoades and Benjamin Hitchcock Auciello meet the activist, ethnobotanist and business leader strengthening life-sustaining alternatives to destructive, conflict-ridden mining in Colombia. Originally published in Red Pepper Magazine. On the 26th March… Read More

21st March 2018

Press Release: delegation from Cajamarca, community that stopped world’s biggest gold mine, visits UK

A year ago this rural community used direct democracy to stop what would have been the world’s largest gold mine. Their example has inspired 50 Colombian communities to challenge corporate… Read More