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¡Esto no Vale! Isso não Vale! Vale S.A. global operations lead to socio-environmental conflicts

On the occasion of the International Action for Rivers 2019, the ENVJUSTICE - EJAtlas team releases a global thematic map on socio-environmental conflicts in the world related to Vale S.A. mining and infrastructure projects

Blockadia: Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground!

On every continent there is an increasing frequency and intensity of resistance movements against fossil fuel projects. These interwoven spaces of resistance are Blockadia, along the chain of extraction, transportation and combustion.
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Villagers engage in turtle conservation against sand mining, northern Kerala, India

This is a well documented case of grassroots conservation of Olive Ridley turtles by local fishermen fighting against the sand mining industry in Kolavipalam beach in northern Kerala.

Women “Soap Movement” against Freshwater Red Tide by Uroglena Americana in Lake Biwa, Shiga, Japan

A women-led movement against water pollution, red tides, eutrophication, moved administrators and companies while changing Japanese society.

Cancellation of Landfill in FujimaeTidal Flat, Aichi, Japan

A plan to fill 105 ha of Fujimae tidal flat for the construction of a landfill in Nagoya City was cancelled after resistances from an expanded "Sympathy" circle protecting the habitat of migratory birds.

Tucuruí hydroelectric dam, Pará, Brazil

Tucuruí, one of the world’s largest hydroelectric dams, has displaced 32.000 people since the 1980s, leaving communities in an ongoing struggle for compensation and land rights. Six people, including leading MAB activist Dilma Silva, were killed in 2019.

Beaver Lake Cree Nation vs. Canada and Alberta, Canada

The Beaver Lake Cree Nation are taking on the Alberta and Canadian governments in a ground breaking case against cumulative impacts from the Tar Sands. They are fight the tar sands, exercising energy sovereignty and building alternatives.

Illegal plastic recycling factories in Jenjarom, Malasya

Residents in the Malaysian town of Jenjarom denounced the presence of many illegal recycling plastic factories that were causing the release of toxic fumes. These provoked respiratory and cutaneous diseases within the locals, both adults and children.