Mongolia: Eco-Warriors Call Attention to Economic Development Dilemma

Rickety shacks and rubble from pits is a fixture in all informal mining settlements in Mongolia. (Photo: Pearly Jacob)

In early September at a small outpost 110 kilometers north of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, four environmental activists armed with hunting rifles opened fire on gold mining equipment owned by two foreign companies.

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Pearly Jacob is an Ulaanbaatar-based freelance journalist.

Mongolia: Eco-Warriors Call Attention to Economic Development Dilemma

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