Indigenous denounce illegal mining in municipality of Atabapo, Colombia, affecting their constitutional rights over the territory and the environment.
April 17, 2014
In the Caquetá River, a tributary of the Amazon, are already sixty five dredges to extract gold from its funds. Their way of working, with no respect for nature, is changing the ancient customs of the riparian peoples.
June 12, 2014
The Environment Minister undertook that 253,000 hectares known as the Inírida River Star would be shielded against mining and production activities that could threats supply water in the area.
July 29, 2014
Colombia’s president signed a decree to declare the area as a protected area, and preventing it from being affected by activities such as artisanal mining.