News & Press

13th November 2017

Rise, Resist, Renew: Alternatives to Mines and Money

Join us in London for a week (25- 30th November) of events and creative actions led by Earth Defenders from around the planet. Together we’ll contest the annual Mines and… Read More

17th February 2015

Gaia Amazonas inspires climate change action and the world’s largest ecological corridor

Colombia’s government announced that it will draw up plans to join with Brazil and Venezuela in creating the world’s largest ecological corridor, a project aimed at mitigating the effects of… Read More

21st January 2015

Yaigojé Apaporis – traditional knowledge at the heart of protecting the Colombian Amazon

We are delighted to share a NEW SHORT FILM – Yaigoje Apaporis – produced by Gaia in collaboration with our partner Gaia Amazonas. The film documents the efforts of indigenous communities in Colombia’s Yaigoije Apaporis… Read More

10th December 2014

In Solidarity – New film connects communities resisting mining around the world

In her theory of change known as ’emergence’, the academic scholar Margaret Wheatley reminds us that: “The world doesn’t change one person at a time. It changes as networks of… Read More

4th February 2014

Judges travel to the Amazon for public hearing on Yaigoje Apaporis and gold mining

Three members of the Constitutional Court have made an unprecedented trip to the heart of the Amazon forest, to settle a three-year legal battle on the future of Colombia’s third… Read More

4th September 2013

Gaia Associate voted one of Colombia’s Top 10 Leaders

For protecting the Amazon and the rights of indigenous communities through forums for dialogue between society and the state, and defending cultural and biological diversity from the latent risks of development,… Read More

23rd August 2013

Communities in Colombia and Balcombe, UK, United in their Resistance against Extraction

Activists who are resisting a gold mine in Piedras, Colombia, have this week reached out to the communities of Balcombe in Sussex, to show solidarity and support for their parallel… Read More

22nd August 2013

Can Chiribiquete help protect the Amazon from mining?

Colombia now has the largest protected area in the Amazon, with the expansion of Chiribiquete National Park. Chiribiquete, declared a National Park in 1989, officially increased in size from 1,298 ,954… Read More

24th October 2012

COLOMBIA: Moratorium on new mining in the Amazon

Mining halted in the Amazon: The Ministry of Environment temporarily blocks the Strategic Mining Areas Project promoted by President Santos Article translated from Gaia Amazonas. See here for original article: Freno… Read More