Mining Legacies in PNG

This photoblog has been set up to tell the other side of the mining story in Papua New Guinea. The Mineral Policy Institute has been working on PNG mining issues for 15 years. Over that time the issues have changed very little, except in the increasing size and impacts of mining projects.The Government of PNG continues to profit from mining while the local communities bear the negative impacts. While some companies had made improvements, there is much to be done if we are to alleviate the human cost of mining and reduce the environmental damage caused. Go to the PNG Mining Legacies website.

Panguna Mine, Bougainville, PNG, © Damien Baker / MPI 2009

Panguna Mine, Bougainville, PNG, © Damien Baker / MPI 2009