In Venezuela, military action to restrain illegal mining activities did not prevent degradation of the area that concentrates 32% of the country’s wildlife.
Mining and mercury affect the Caura River region
New study suggests that mercury contamination is widespread among residents of the Amazon
March 17, 2022
Although living 186 miles away from the area along the Tapajós River where illegal mining is concentrated, Santarém's inhabitants are at high risk of mercury poisoning.
Peru: Petróleo e mineração unidos contra áreas naturais protegidas
August 18, 2016
Petroleum and mining, after destroying and contaminating everything they touched, now want to invade Peru’s national parks.[:]
Huánuco: Machines intended for illegal mining were seized to Chinese citizen
January 23, 2013
The Environment Ministry seized machinery and tools that would be used in the illegal mining in the Huánuco region for gold mining in the Panguana Conservation Area and El Sira Communal Reserve.