CEE Bankwatch Network: Australian miners test Mongolian frontier

Mongolia is not being short-changed as foreign miners rush to take a slice of its enormous mineral wealth, Australian explorers operating in the vast Asian nation say. A report released this week by non-government organisations (NGOs) claimed that a surge in mine developments have pushed herders in the South Gobi region out of traditional camps, fragmented pasture land and put pressure on water resources. The report, produced by NGOs including the Czech Republic’s CEE Bankwatch Network and Oyu Tolgoi Watch in Mongolia, also said that increased dust caused by mining and trucks was exacerbating desertification. To read the full article, click hereAustralian miners test Mongolian frontier

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