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New study gives hope for endangered gorillas in eastern DRC

New study gives hope for endangered gorillas in eastern DRC

A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has revealed that the global population estimate of critically endangered Grauer's gorillas (Gorilla beringei graueri) is now 6,800 individuals compared to a previous global estimate of 3,800 individuals. ...

Volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo

On Saturday 22 May 2021, Mount Nyiragongo situated in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, near the capital city of Goma erupted. From Monday, repeated tremors raised concerns about another eruption. One tremor has reached a 5.1 magnitude. The...

ITSCI’s session at the OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

ITSCI’s session at the OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

A decade of success: Reflections and lessons learned from ITSCI by the International Tin Association ITSCI will host a partner session at the OECD - OCDE’s 14th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains on 26 April 2021. Since 2010, the International Tin Supply Chain...

ITSCI programme Incident & Outcome Review Nov 2019 to Oct 2020

ITSCI programme Incident & Outcome Review Nov 2019 to Oct 2020

ITSCI has issued its 2019/2020 Incident Review. The report gives an overview of the success of stakeholders working with the ITSCI Programme to achieve risk mitigation relating to mineral supply chains from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and...

ITSCI’s Annual Report is now available

ITSCI’s Annual Report is now available

We are pleased to share our 2019 Annual Report. Despite the many challenges of operating in high-risk environments, our programme grew in scope. We cover more than 2,250 mine sites and hold a unique position in 3T responsible sourcing through our collaboration with...

ITSCI Status Update COVID Impacts – September 2020

ITSCI Status Update COVID Impacts – September 2020

There has been keen interest in the continued work of ITSCI during the COVID pandemic, demonstrating the clear value stakeholders place on our activities and ten years of progress. We are providing this update to transparently report on our funding status and our...

NGOs call for emergency action in aid of ASM communities

NGOs call for emergency action in aid of ASM communities

Those who work in artisanal mining were already amongst some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable before the COVID pandemic, and are even more so now. Therefore, NGOs are calling for the international community’s attention to this crisis. Over 70 NGOs and civil...

CALL TO ACTION: EMERGENCY FUNDING REQUIRED

CALL TO ACTION: EMERGENCY FUNDING REQUIRED

ITSCI is urgently seeking support from our stakeholders, including donors, international institutions and downstream industry, in taking action in order to maintain livelihoods.  We echo the OECD and RMI calls to action in support of essential on-the-ground...