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Guyana launches 'El Dorado' project to eliminate mercury use from small-scale artisanal gold mining

from Global Environment Facility

Gold mining is the main driver of forest loss and ecosystem degradation in Guyana. But not only are forests at risk, mercury is used in the gold mining process, further contaminating the environment and putting humans and other species’ health at risk. In an effort to help combat the problem within this important sector of its economy, Guyana has launched a new effort to eliminate mercury use from small-scale artisanal gold mining. more


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