We advocate for:
The safe removal of miners who are mining gold illegally on indigenous territories and protected areas.
Regulation and good governance of the ASGM sector.
Development of mercury-free and responsibly sourced gold from the ground to consumer.
Help transform the industry and protect the Amazon Rainforest. Here’s how:
AAF presents the first in a two-part series of studies on the impacts of gold mining. Part One broadens the scope of River of Gold and illustrates the magnitude of the problem created by illicit and unregulated gold mining in eight very different Amazonian countries.
Looking for a way to be active? The Cleaner Gold Network is a working group for everyone with skills, knowledge, and desire to contribute to multi-sector solutions that ultimately protect the Amazon. The Network meets quarterly.
Consumers have immense power to encourage industry change through education and by supporting jewelers who are producing with responsibly sourced products. We can also think and act more broadly about what it means to be a better consumer.
Amazon Aid Foundation’s resources include a suite of common-core standards River of Gold curriculum for grades k-12 that are available for free in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Amazon Aid’s Artists for the Amazon is a goodwill partnership between artists and the organization to help raise awareness about the Amazon Rainforest through all forms of media and art.
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