A recent study at Duke University found that deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon has increased six times by informal mining.
Perú21: Amazon: deforestation increased
Saweto's daughter, from Peru, persists in her fight for justice
October 20, 2020
Diana Ríos Rengifo took on the defense of the Peruvian Amazon after the murder of her father, a well-known Asheninka leader in the fight against illegal loggers. The trees in Saweto, a community located near the Peruvian border with Brazil, are highly coveted on the market and are threatened by indiscriminate logging.
Mining formalization in Madre de Dios fails despite laws
June 25, 2013
Neither laws that classify illegal mining as a crime, or rules governing inputs such as fuel, or the process of formalizing stops progress of illegal mining in Madre de Dios.
Madre de Dios: illegal miners begin strike
July 2, 2013
They demand the infeasibility of the formalization process by the “lack of political will and lack of interest” by the Government.