Australian mining companies have recently purchased 1,151,494 ha of mining concessions, many of them inside mega-diverse rainforests , including the headwaters of the Amazon, and the critically endangered cloud forests of north western Ecuador.

Around 894,80 ha of protected forest reserves and 131,514 ha indigenous territories are also threatened by large Australian mining companies, including BHP, Fortescue, and Newcrest.

One smaller Australian mining company, Solgold and its subsidiaries, owns around 772,613 ha or 67% of all Australian mining concessions.

This fact sheet contains detailed background information on Solgold, including its directors and global operations.