When the dust settles – Impacts of the Tayan Nuur iron ore mine on nomadic herders’ lives in Mongolia
Study | 9 December 2014
This report from a fact-finding mission to the Gobi Altai mountains in Mongolia describes the impacts the Tayan Nuur iron ore mine has on local nomadic herders, including displacement, dust pollution resulting in diminished livestock, and more. While the mining company Altain Khuder responds to criticism with intimidation, the company’s financier, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, is not doing enough to protect herders’ rights.
See also: A multimedia story produced with materials from the visit to Mongolia