The battle to mine Indonesia’s ‘gold island’ Sangihe – BBC News

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There is gold on Indonesia’s Sangihe island, and a Canadian-listed mining company has a permit to exploit it.

Environmentalists say the gold mine threatens the island’s ancient forests, which are home to endemic birds. Locals fear it will affect their water supply.

The BBC visited the remote island to see what’s at stake.

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