El Salvador Becomes First Country in the World to Ban Metal Mining

  • As per reports, El Salvador became the first country in the world on Thursday that has banned metal mining. Campaigners called this step a move for environmental protection.

    According to the law, prospecting, exploiting, exploring, extracting or processing of metallic minerals, are all banned in El Salvador.

    The law entered into force after President Salvador Sanchez Ceren signed it.

    As mentioned by MiningWatch, it is hoped that the Salvadoran legislation will come up as an example for other countries in the region.