Since it was established, ENCA has been involved in reporting the environmental and human rights abuses perpetrated by mining companies operating in Central America. The levels of exploitation and abuse have increased dramatically in the last 10 years, and at the forefront of this increase are Canadian owned operations. Sixty per cent of the world’s mining companies are floated on the Toronto Stock Exchange1 and more than half of their assets are located in Latin America, valued at close to C$57 billion in 2008.2 For further analysis as to why this is the case see ENCA 55.
ENCA has now mapped each Canadian owned mining operation and prospect in order to highlight how prolific this problem is. The map enables you to zoom in and around the Canadian owned mines in Central America.
Clicking on the name of a mine will bring up information, pictures, links and videos about the mine along with environmental and human rights concerns.
To view and use the map, go to http://www.enca.org.uk/mining.htm