Organizational Links

Alliance for Responsible Mining is an independent, global-scale initiative established in 2004 to enhance equity and wellbeing in artisanal and small-scale mining. ARM works to improve social, environmental and labour practices and promote good governance and the implementation of ecosystem restoration practices.

Artminers: the Institute for Sustainable Mining The primary objective of ISM is to offer support to the world's artisanal (subsistence) miners.

Communities and Small-Scale Mining CASM is a global networking and coordination facility with a stated mission to “to reduce poverty by improving the environmental, social and economic performance of artisanal and small-scale mining in developing countries.” CASM is currently chaired by the UK's Department for International Development and is housed at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C.

EARTHWORKS mission is protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of mining, digging and drilling.




Fair Jewelry Action is a Human Rights and Environmental Justice Network within the jewellery sector. FJA promotes ethical and fair trade jewellery business by advocating traceability and transparency in the jewellery supply chain.

Global Witness focuses on natural resource-related conflict and corruption and associated environmental and human rights abuses around the world.

Great Basin Resource Watch An organization in Nevada that is working with communities to protect their land, air and water

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.

Indigenous Environmental Network is a network of Indigenous Peoples empowering Indigenous Nations and communities towards sustainable livelihoods, demanding environmental justica and maintaining the Sacred Fire of our traditions.

Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security (IEDS) is a transdisciplinary research center dedicated to both the study and practice of techniques that resolve environmental conflicts, and to using ecological processes as tools of peace-building.

The Mineral Policy Institute (MPI) is an Australian-based non-government organisation specialising in advocacy, campaigning and research to prevent environmentally and socially destructive mining, minerals and energy projects in Australia, Asia and the Pacific.

MiningWatch Canada (MWC) is dedicated to changing public policy and mining practices to ensure the health of individuals, communities and ecosystems in Canada and around the world


No Dirty Gold Campaign More than 10,000 individuals from countries around the world have signed the No Dirty Gold pledge asking retailers to work to ensure that the gold in their products was not produced at the expense of local communities, workers, and the environment.sustainable livelihoods, demanding environmental justice and maintaining the Sacred Fire of our traditions."


Oxfam America is a non-profit organization committed to creating lasting solutions to global poverty, hunger and social injustice. 







Partnership Africa Canada is a non-profit organization works in partnership with organizations in Africa, Canada and internationally to build sustainable human development in Africa.

The Rainforest Information Centre is a non-profit, volunteer organization based in Australia and dedicated to the protection of the Earth's remaining rainforests and the indigenous people who depend on them.

Responsible Jewelry Council  is an international, not-for-profit organization established to reinforce consumer confidence in the jewellery industry by advancing responsible business practices throughout the diamond and gold jewellery supply chain.

SKYTRUTH envisions a world where all people can see and understand the environmental consequences of human activity everywhere on the earth and are motivated to take action to protect the environment. They use remote sensing and digital mapping to educate the public  to hold corporations and governments to higher standards of accountability around the globe.

Western Mining Action Network (WMAN) has the mission to foster and support a strong network that protects communities, land, water, air, and wildlife by reforming mining practices and holding government and corporations accountable.

Western Shoshone Defense Project has the mission to affirm Newe (Western Shoshone) jurisdiction over Newe Sogobia (Western Shoshone homelands) by protecting, preserving, and restoring Newe rights and lands for present and future generations based on cultural and spiritual traditions.

Who Owns the West? As a result of the Mining Law of 1872, for as little as $0.84 an acre, more than 28,000 companies and individuals have gained control of precious metals and minerals on 5.6 million acres of public land across 12 continental western states. Some of these companies are foreign-owned. A project of Environmental Working Group