Tree planting activities in Malatya villages under mining threat,

9 April 2021 14:16
Tree planting activities in Malatya villages under threat of mines: “Don’t touch my forest, nature!”

In Malatya, where 735 EIA applications are made, mostly for mining projects, villagers come together at planting activities to protect nature and life.

Tree planting activities in Malatya villages under threat of mines: “Don’t touch my forest, nature!”

There is a tree planting campaign in the villages of Malatya these days. In Malatya, where 735 EIA applications are made, mostly for mining projects, villagers come together at planting activities to protect nature and life.

Malatya, which meets 85 percent of the world’s need for dried apricots and has developed fruit agriculture, especially grapes, walnuts and cherries, hosts a total of 1,890 plant species, 354 of which are endemic. At the same time, the nature and historical assets of the city, which has a historical legacy of thousands of years from the Hittites to the Seljuks, are faced with the threat of exploding and cyanide mining.
Tree planting activities in Hekimhan villages

The villagers who planted trees in the Sarıkız village of Hekimhan last week came together in the villages of İğdir today (April 8). Pine, oak and wild fruit trees peculiar to the region were planted during the meetings organized with the call “You plant a sapling too”. The activities are organized by Malatya Environment Platform Hekimhan Representation and village headmen.

Dinçarslan Company in Hekimhan district, where the iron mine field, which has been operated for a long time, was expanded, received a license for exploration mining in an open area of ​​842 hectares in Hekimhan district, and the plans to open a cyanide gold and silver mine in addition to iron increased the reaction of the villagers.
Miner chasing gold, he doesn’t know the law

Hüseyin Nak, from Malatya Environment Platform, made a statement to Sendika.Org that domestic companies, which are the front walls of international mining companies, continue their drilling activities between Hekimhan and Arguvan.

https://sendika.org/2021/04/maden-tehdidi-altindaki-malatya-koylarda-agac-dikme-etkinlikleri-ormanima-dogama-dokremi-614158/

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