Friends of the Earth International has Twenty-two brief case studies on the impact of corporate activity on biodiversity around the globe. Most of the examples focus on what happens when governments and businesses plan large development projects which take away the livelihoods of poor rural communities. These are often livelihoods which depend to a large extent on the surrounding biodiversity.

Examples include communities on Papua New Guinea’s Fly and Ok Tedi rivers who are losing their staple food, the sago palm, because of pollution from a nearby mine; or the The Ogoni people of the Niger Delta who can no longer safely eat their staples of periwinkles, oysters and crabs because of repeated oil spills in nearby mangrove forests.


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