Orinoco Mining Arc Media

Declared in 2016, the largest mining project in Venezuela spans over 110 square kilometers affecting multiple indigenous nations, ecosystems, ocean outflow and regional economies. LACCCB 2018 hosted the first public forum for international scientific discussion on the issue.

Media related to the Orinoco Mining Arc will continue to be consolidated on this page.

We invite you to view the resulting CONFERENCE STATEMENT, prepared by attendees of LACCCB 2018 after the presentation of the symposium “An Insight into the Orinoco Mining Arc: its implications for Venezuela and the eastern Caribbean”organized by the Venezuelan Society of Ecology, and voted on at the LACA member’s meeting.

View the Background section of this page for information published on circumstances surrounding the Orinoco Mining Arc

View the Post Conference Media section for information published after LACCCB 2018 in relation to the conference statement.



Mining arc Symposium at LACCCB 2018

Explora Magazine: June 2018 edition

Explore implications for the Mining Arc through this beautifully photographed 232 page expose of the ecosystems and people of the region.

Infoamazonia/Correa del caroni collaboration

Reporter Bram Ebus takes us on a media-rich journey through recent changes in the Mining Arc. This piece is winner of the 2018 Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award


SOS Orinoco latest updates

The purpose of Project SOSOrinoco is to shed light on the existing body of work regarding the situation in the Amazonas and Orinoco regions of Venezuela

Virtual Seminar

Seminario virtual "El Arco Minero del Orinoco: Un riesgo sin precedentes para Venezuela"


Post Conference Media

In-Focus: Illegal Mining Around the Globe

Sept 10, 2018: by Mark Gibson

La minería sin control pone en riesgo la cuenca del río Orinoco

August 1st 2018: by Daniel Gutman

This article was reprinted for the Belgium magazine: MO