Video went viral on Youtube after a popular radio and TV journalist in Peru highlighted the story.
October 30, 2013
Elevation of price of the metal after the 2008 economic crisis has increased illegal mining in the Peruvian Amazon. Deforestation in the region tripled.
February 17, 2014
New research shows more than 20 percent of the Peruvian gold is mined illegally, under slave conditions, by children and others who receive no pay.
March 10, 2014
Extractive activities-like alluvial gold mining and other activities that cause deforestation-generate a direct negative impact on the Peruvian Amazon.