Mapping Ecocide


Eco-cide derives from the Greek oikos meaninghouse or home and the Latin caedere meaning strike down, demolish, kill. It literally translates to killing our home. It is defined as the destruction of our natural environment due to extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystems of a given territory. It has been discussed since the 1970s as a potential international Crime Against Peace when it was, amongst others mentioned by the swedish Premier Olof Palme. He commented on the environmental damages caused by the use of Agent Orange by United States forces in Vietnam war. Nevertheless it was excluded from the Rome Statute, which is the fundament of the international criminal court in The Haague.
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Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant, Turkey    Potential Ecocide

Alberta Tar Sands, Canada    Ecocide

Areva Uranium mining in Imouraren, Niger    Potential Ecocide

Bisasar Rd Landfill Site, South Africa    Ecocide

Chemical contamination at the Cidade dos Meninos, Duque de Caxias, Brazil    Ecocide

Chevron Shale Gas, Romania    Potential Ecocide

Chronic pollution in Eloor, Kerala, India    Ecocide

Chutka Nuclear Power Plant, India    Potential Ecocide

Climate Change Displacement of Native Alaskans, USA    Cultural Ecocide   Ecocide

Coal power plant Sostanj - TES 6, Slovenia    Potential Ecocide

Comuna of Agua Blanca against the poly-oil pipe, Ecuador.    Potential Ecocide   Cultural Ecocide

Contamination in El Salto, Mexico    Ecocide

Deepwater Horizon oil spill, USA    Ecocide

Displacement of Gullah Islanders, USA    Cultural Ecocide

E-waste in Agbogbloshie, Ghana    Ecocide

Emelle nation's largest hazardous waste landfill, USA    Ecocide

Enbridge/Northern Gateway Pipeline, Canada    Potential Ecocide   Cultural Ecocide

Eni Company's 'Food Plus Biodiesel' Palm Oil project in Niari, Congo    Potential Ecocide

Equatorial Palm Oil project stalls in Bassa, Liberia    Ecocide

Esmeraldas refinery, Ecuador    Ecocide

Expanded Nuclear energy, South Africa    Potential Ecocide

Exploratory fracking in Arquetu, Cantabria, Spain    Potential Ecocide

Fracking Araba - ENARA, Spain    Potential Ecocide

Fracking in the Parana Basin, Brazil    Potential Ecocide

Fracking Voelkersen, Germany    Ecocide

Golden Agri Resources/Golden Veroleum Palm Oil Plantations, Sinoe, Liberia    Potential Ecocide

Gorakhpur Nuclear Power Plant, India    Potential Ecocide

Gori/Kori Nuclear Plant 1, South Korea    Potential Ecocide

Gyeongju nuclear waste site, South Korea    Ecocide

Haida Gwaii Geo-engineering Planktos, BC, Canada    Ecocide

Hanhikivi Nuclear Power Plant, Pyhäjoki, Finland    Potential Ecocide

Hydraulic fracking, Egypt    Potential Ecocide

Hydraulic fracking in the Karoo, South Africa    Potential Ecocide

ITER Reactor, France    Potential Ecocide

Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant, Maharashtra, India    Potential Ecocide

Jubilee Field: oil versus fish, Ghana    Ecocide

Kaiga Atomic Power Station, Karnataka, India    Potential Ecocide

Krsko Nuclear Power Plant, Slovenia    Potential Ecocide

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, India    Potential Ecocide

Laguna Verde, Mexico    Potential Ecocide

Life after the uranium mines in Buhovo, Bulgaria    Ecocide

Lignite mining Cottbus Nord (Lakoma), Germany    Ecocide

Lignite mining Garzweiler I, Germany    Ecocide

Lignite mining Garzweiler II (Immerath), Germany    Ecocide

Lignite mining Jänschwalde (Horno), Germany    Ecocide

Lignite mining Nochten II, Germany    Potential Ecocide

Lignite mining Welzow-Sued II (Welzow, Proschim), Germany    Potential Ecocide

Los Micos Beach and Golf Resort Project, Honduras    Cultural Ecocide

Mithivirdi nuclear power station, Bhavnagar, India    Potential Ecocide

Mountaintop Mining Removal in West Virginia, USA    Ecocide

Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in Laciana Valley, Spain    Ecocide

Mutare City River Pollution, Zimbabwe    Ecocide

Tourism development in the Nature Park Stara planina, Serbia    Ecocide

Noble Group plans palm oil plantations in Papua, Indonesia    Potential Ecocide

Nuclear Power Station in Cofrents, Valencia, Spain    Potential Ecocide

Nuclear waste disposal, Bure, Meuse, France    Potential Ecocide

Nuclear Waste Storage in Villar de Cañas, Spain    Potential Ecocide

OCP-Heavy Crude Oil Pipeline, Ecuador    Potential Ecocide

Oil and gas prospections in the Balearic Sea, Spain    Potential Ecocide

Oil Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, USA    Potential Ecocide

Oil exploitation in Campo del Libertador, Ecuador    Ecocide

Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant, Euraåminne, Finland    Potential Ecocide

Paks Nuclear plant expansion, Hungary    Potential Ecocide

Paladin Africa uranium mine Karonga, Malawi    Cultural Ecocide   Ecocide

Polska BNK Petroleum Fracking, Poland    Potential Ecocide

“Protect Kok-Zhailau”, Ile-Alatau State National nature park, Kazakhstan    Potential Ecocide

Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS), India    Potential Ecocide

Red Frog Beach Tourist Complex, Panama     Cultural Ecocide

Rio Tinto's Rössing Uranium Mine, Namibia    Ecocide

Shale gas and fracking, Denmark    Potential Ecocide

Shale Gas Fracking on Île Anticosti, Quebec, Canada    Potential Ecocide

Soda ash mining in Lake Natron, Tanzania    Potential Ecocide

Toxic waste dumping in Abidjan, Ivory Coast    Ecocide

Toxic Waste Landfill in Kettleman City, USA    Potential Ecocide

Trans-Panama Pipeline, Panama    Potential Ecocide   Ecocide

Uranium mine reopening in Pecs, Hungary    Potential Ecocide

Uranium mining in Caetite, Brazil    Ecocide

Uranium Mining in Jadugoda, Jharkhand, India    Ecocide

Uranium Mining in Meghalaya, India    Potential Ecocide

Wilmar International sugar plantations in Meraukee, Papua, Indonesia    Potential Ecocide

Yasuni National Park - ITT oil extraction, Ecuador    Ecocide

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