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Small-scale Mining in Indonesia

Small-scale mining today is completely unregulated, is hurting the environment as well as polluting Indonesia’s rivers with mercury, and for the most part is “tax exempt.” This is because 90% of small-scale mining in Indonesia is regarded by the authorities as “illegal.”

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Against the grain – Time for a radical rethink about sand ...

Poorly regulated and often illegal sand removal in Indonesia has been linked to declines in seagrasses and all the species that depend on it. Many tree and shrub species in dry riverbeds are supported by groundwater retained by the river sand at varying depths, and thus extraction may affect their survival and ability to regenerate. Sand mining also increases suspended

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This is the environmental catastrophe you’ve probably ...

16/02/2021  In 2000, illegal sand mining along the lower and middle reaches of the Yangtze River was banned because erosion was creating a threat of flooding to local populations, barges were causing accidents and armed gangs were clashing with police.

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Sand mining: the global environmental crisis you’ve ...

27/02/2017  The most dramatic impact of ocean sand mining is surely felt in Indonesia, where sand miners have completely erased at least two dozen islands since 2005. The stuff of those islands mostly ended up...

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Sand smuggling in Southeast Asia - Wikipedia

Sand smuggling is a cross-border environmental crime which describes the illegal transportation of often illegally extracted natural sand and gravel. While sand smuggling and illegal mining are global concerns, they are especially acute in Asia, where continuing urbanization and the region’s large construction boom are driving the increasing demand for sand.

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This is the environmental catastrophe you’ve probably ...

16/02/2021  A barge loaded with sand in Indonesia’s Bintan Island mining area in 2007. Image: REUTERS/Yuli Seperi Besides being used to build roads and cities, sand is also used in land reclamation – which is happening apace in Singapore. By 2030, the island nation wants to become almost 500 square kilometres and has grown by almost a quarter since it became

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Against the grain – Time for a radical rethink about sand ...

Poorly regulated and often illegal sand removal in Indonesia has been linked to declines in seagrasses and all the species that depend on it. Many tree and shrub species in dry riverbeds are supported by groundwater retained by the river sand at varying depths, and thus extraction may affect their survival and ability to regenerate. Sand mining also increases suspended

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Sand mining: the global environmental crisis you’ve ...

27/02/2017  The most dramatic impact of ocean sand mining is surely felt in Indonesia, where sand miners have completely erased at least two dozen islands since 2005. The stuff of those islands mostly ended ...

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Mining in Indonesia taking a heavy social, environmental toll

03/06/2013  The use of mercury in this unregulated mining here is illegal. Yet parts of Indonesia now have the highest levels of mercury contamination on earth: up to 1000 milligrams per kilogram in the soil ...

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The messy business of sand mining explained

18/02/2021  How a 21st century construction boom is driving unregulated sand mining around the world. The messy business of sand mining explained ... People have suffered directly from illegal activity as well. In India, 193 people died in accidents related to sand mining operations or sites in 2019-2020, according to a January report by the rights group South Asia Network on

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The Hidden Environmental Toll of Mining the World’s Sand ...

05/02/2019  Sand mining concessions in national parks and internationally recognized wetlands were killing mangroves and sea grasses that were home to Irrawaddy dolphins, green turtles, and hairy-nosed otters, one of the world’s rarest mammals. Sand and gravel are mined on a huge scale around the world. But few global data are collected on this activity. The United Nations

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Indonesia's tin islands: blessed or cursed? Reuters

21/10/2008  The explosion in unregulated mining in Bangka helped tin exports soar and prices plummet in 2002 before a crackdown on illegal tin mining

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Sand depletion - Greenpeace International

16/11/2018  Sand remains mostly unregulated because extraction is so vast and because nations find it too expensive to regulate and enforce. Common-pool resources such as sand are prone to the classic “tragedy of the commons,” whereby exploiters of the resource compete to extract maximum volumes without considering social or ecological consequences. However, even where sand mining

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Emergency Recovery Plan could halt catastrophic collapse ...

19/02/2020  Bahasa Indonesia; 日本語 ; Laothian; Portuguese ... controlling illegal and unregulated sand mining in rivers, and improving management of freshwater fisheries that feed hundreds of millions of people. “Nowhere is the biodiversity crisis more acute than in the world’s rivers, lakes and wetlands – with over a quarter of freshwater species now heading for

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Sand smuggling in Southeast Asia - Wikipedia

Sand smuggling is a cross-border environmental crime which describes the illegal transportation of often illegally extracted natural sand and gravel. While sand smuggling and illegal mining are global concerns, they are especially acute in Asia, where continuing urbanization and the region’s large construction boom are driving the increasing demand for sand.

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Small-scale Mining in Indonesia

Small-scale mining today is completely unregulated, is hurting the environment as well as polluting Indonesia’s rivers with mercury, and for the most part is “tax exempt.” This is because 90% of small-scale mining in Indonesia is regarded by the authorities as “illegal.”

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Against the grain – Time for a radical rethink about sand ...

Poorly regulated and often illegal sand removal in Indonesia has been linked to declines in seagrasses and all the species that depend on it. Many tree and shrub species in dry riverbeds are supported by groundwater retained by the river sand at varying depths, and thus extraction may affect their survival and ability to regenerate. Sand mining also increases suspended

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How sand mining puts Southeast Asia’s farmers at risk ...

High demand drives illegal mining, even during COVID-19. Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia and Vietnam have all adopted bans or regulations on sand mining, some specifically targeting trade with Singapore. But much of the industry is illegal: between 2007 and 2016, only 3.5% of sand exported from Cambodia to Singapore was recorded by the Cambodian government. In Vietnam, the rate of illegal sand ...

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Mining in Indonesia taking a heavy social, environmental toll

03/06/2013  The use of mercury in this unregulated mining here is illegal. Yet parts of Indonesia now have the highest levels of mercury contamination on earth: up to 1000 milligrams per kilogram in the soil ...

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Indonesia's tin islands: blessed or cursed? Reuters

21/10/2008  The explosion in unregulated mining in Bangka helped tin exports soar and prices plummet in 2002 before a crackdown on illegal tin mining

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See How Sand Mining Threatens a Way of Life in Southeast Asia

15/03/2018  The problem is made more complicated by the fact that much of Vietnam’s sand mining is completely unregulated and illegal. The sand trade is so lucrative that it has spawned a thriving black ...

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Authorities put illegal sand miners on notice - Daily Monitor

19/12/2018  In May this year, government put sand, stones and murram under the category of minerals in the new approved mining policy. Government believes this will end unregulated sand mining across the country.

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Sand mining goes unregulated in Karbi Anglong with ...

A CorrespondentBokajan: Uncontrolled mining of sand and gravel from river beds and agricultural lands has assumed an alarming proportion in the hill district of Karbi Anglong. Urbanization and the...

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Kolkata Unregulated Illegal Sand Mining India

Kolkata Unregulated Illegal Sand Mining India. Current affairs daily digest april 7 2019 1ae announces long-term visas for best 100 arab start-ups the uae government has announced granting long-term visas for the top 100 start-ups shaping the fourth industrial revolutionhe 100 arab start-ups were selected at the world economic forum on the middle east and north africa,

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Sand smuggling in Southeast Asia - Wikipedia

Sand smuggling is a cross-border environmental crime which describes the illegal transportation of often illegally extracted natural sand and gravel. While sand smuggling and illegal mining are global concerns, they are especially acute in Asia, where continuing urbanization and the region’s large construction boom are driving the increasing demand for sand.

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Indonesia’s environment devastated by illegal mining ...

17/08/2015  Metals from smart phones or laptops come from illegal mines in countries like Indonesia, where miners toil in mud and sand. The mining has a devastating effect

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Small-scale Mining in Indonesia

Small-scale mining today is completely unregulated, is hurting the environment as well as polluting Indonesia’s rivers with mercury, and for the most part is “tax exempt.” This is because 90% of small-scale mining in Indonesia is regarded by the authorities as “illegal.”

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Against the grain – Time for a radical rethink about sand ...

Poorly regulated and often illegal sand removal in Indonesia has been linked to declines in seagrasses and all the species that depend on it. Many tree and shrub species in dry riverbeds are supported by groundwater retained by the river sand at varying depths, and thus extraction may affect their survival and ability to regenerate. Sand mining also increases suspended sediment in rivers, the ...

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How sand mining puts Southeast Asia’s farmers at risk ...

High demand drives illegal mining, even during COVID-19. Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia and Vietnam have all adopted bans or regulations on sand mining, some specifically targeting trade with Singapore. But much of the industry is illegal: between 2007 and 2016, only 3.5% of sand exported from Cambodia to Singapore was recorded by the Cambodian government. In Vietnam, the rate of illegal sand ...

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Mining in Indonesia taking a heavy social, environmental toll

03/06/2013  The use of mercury in this unregulated mining here is illegal. Yet parts of Indonesia now have the highest levels of mercury contamination on earth: up to 1000 milligrams per kilogram in the soil ...

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Indonesia's tin islands: blessed or cursed? Reuters

21/10/2008  The explosion in unregulated mining in Bangka helped tin exports soar and prices plummet in 2002 before a crackdown on illegal tin mining and smelting in 2006 spurred a recovery.

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Indonesia’s crackdown on illegal fishing is paying off ...

23/04/2018  Indonesia’s crackdown on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in its waters is paying off for domestic fisheries and fish recovery, according to a new study.

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Authorities put illegal sand miners on notice - Daily Monitor

19/12/2018  In May this year, government put sand, stones and murram under the category of minerals in the new approved mining policy. Government believes this will end unregulated sand mining

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The Namibian - Unregulated and illegal sand mining has ...

Unregulated and illegal sand mining has become a great environmental concern in Namibia since 2015, a recent study by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has revealed.

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