News & Press

22nd July 2021

Gaia marks the Global Day Against Mega Mining

On the Global Day Against Mega Mining, Gaia’s ‘Beyond Extractivism’ Programme lead, Hannibal, reflects on a visit to the Philippines in 2015 and why we can’t mine our way out… Read More

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

16th September 2019

Yes to Life, No to Mining launches new ‘Emblematic Cases’ from frontline communities

A new collection of interactive case studies from the Yes to Life, No to Mining Network shares the stories of communities resisting mining, restoring damaged ecosystems and protecting and developing… Read More

16th September 2019

A Just Transition is a Post-Extractive Transition: Learning from frontline communities

All around our living planet communities are standing on the frontlines of pitched battles to protect sacred lands and waters from destruction by the mining industry- the most deadly* source… Read More

9th September 2015

Our Resistance, Our Hope: Unity statement from the International People’s Conference on Mining

At the recent International People’s Conference on Mining in Manila, Philippines, The Gaia Foundation and our Ghanaian partner CIKOD united with members of communities resisting mining, social movements, NGOs, academics,… Read More

19th August 2015

African Biodiversity Network: Reflections on 20 years of work

The latest instalment of the African Biodiversity Network’s (ABN) excellent newsletter series celebrates and explores almost 20 years of ABN’s work to pioneer African solutions to the continent’s socio-economic and ecological… Read More

1st August 2015

The Voice of The People: Ugandan Community Green Radio celebrates first anniversary

Today our Ugandan partners at NAPE-Uganda celebrate the first birthday of the Hoima Community Green Radio initiative that is now owned and run by local communities of the Albertine Graben region in… Read More

22nd July 2015

We raise our voices on the Global Day Against Mega Mining

Every year on July 22nd groups and communities unite to demonstrate on the Global Day Against Mega Mining. Showing our support and solidarity, Gaia joined and supported actions happening planet-wide… Read More

25th June 2015

Africa-UK Civil Society Send Strong Message to the Mining on Top Africa: London Summit

Today civil society groups from Africa and their allies in the UK submitted a powerful open letter to the organisers and delegates of the Mining on Top Africa: London Summit… Read More

18th March 2015

African civil society speaks out against Chatham House conference on extractives in Africa

Earlier this week, as speakers and participants gathered at Chatham House in central London for a two-day conference entitled ‘Extractive Industries in Africa’, civil society from across Africa and beyond… Read More