Tag: World Heritage Site
Three years after SOSOrinoco started to inform the World Heritage Centre and publishing multiple reports about the critical illegal mining situation, the Maduro Regime finally sent a report on Canaima. The World Heritage Centre emitted a resolution that was approved without discussion or amendments on July 23, 2021
The year 2020 marked the 58th anniversary of the founding
of Canaima National Park, a World Heritage Site (CNP-WHS),
celebrated while the park lay under siege by the illegal mining
operations inside its boundaries as well as in adjacent areas.
“Para reflexionar sobre la destrucción ambiental asociada a la minería, es necesario comprenderla no solo a nivel geográfico, sino también a nivel existencial. En la región amazónica, la destrucción significa más que la contaminación de los ríos, el exterminio de plantas endémicas y el asesinato de animales y pueblos indígenas.» se pregunta Ana Alenso.
What exactly happened in Canaima on December 8-9, 2018?
Runrun.es | August 2020 | SOSOrinoco was interviewed for this article
World Heritage Watch – page 69: Report on Canaima World Heritage Site by SOSOrinoco A gold rush is having a negative impact on Canaima National Park (CNP), a World Heritage Site. Various studies have demonstrated the destruction of at least 521 hectares of its ecosystems It becomes necessary for UNESCO to include CNP on the […]
June 5 2020 World Heritage Watch – page 69 Report on Canaima World Heritage Site by SOS Orinoco
Illegal mining within the Canaima National Park in #Venezuela, a World Heritage Site designated by @unescowhc.@NicolasMaduro gov’t is responsible for this ecocide. We should raise our voices against this ecocide @UNEnvironment @UN #sosOrinoco
Outdated and destructive mining techniques in Las Claritas Mines and illegal mining is spreading uncontrolled, devastating the environment along the way and increasing malaria to epidemic numbers, toward World Heritage Site Canaima National Park and Imataca National Park
Natural treasures and biodiversity such as these in Amazonas, Venezuela, are under serious threat from the regime of Nicolás Maduro and the mafias that control the regions South of the Orinoco River.
In the midst of political and economic turmoil in this South American country, some of the world’s most scenic and biodiverse public lands are at risk. By Kim O’Connell