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MacroAsia and the Plundering of Protected Areas| 10mins
Director: Dario Novellino | Producer: Dario Novellino
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: Philippines
Subject Tags: asia, conflict, environment, indigenous rights, philippines
Quality Tags: Optimistic, Slow, Activating, Harmonizing
Synopsis:
On Palawan island (the Philippines), mineral concession areas of MacroAsia (MAC) and Ipilan Nickel Corporation (INC) are located in ecologically valuable areas which include watersheds, hunting/agricultural grounds, extractive reserves of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) and farming land on which both indigenous communities and farmers depend for their daily subsistence. Also, indigenous peoples’ sacred and worship sites are found within the mining tenements of the above-mentioned companies. This video provides clear evidence on how MacroAsia test-pits have been excavated also in protected areas. The Palawan tribes have bitterly complained that MAC and INC have failed to secure the needed social acceptability requirements; as a matter of fact the local communities have never been consulted about the implementation of mining exploration and extractive activities in their ancestral land. A government decision will soon be made on whether to allow mining companies to operate in the last forest sanctuaries in Southern Palawan.

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