Last year researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science carried out an assessment of Madre de Dios, using a combination of satellites, aircraft and researchers in the field. “We were shocked,” says Greg Asner, the project leader.
Operation against illegal mining in buffer zone of Tambopata Reserve
May 28, 2014
Pollution of rivers, forest clearing and a desert landscape is what is observed in images of the operation against illegal mining in La Pampa, in the area known as “Mega 14”.
Executive approved consolidation strategy for mining in Peru
April 24, 2014
On Saturday, the government approved the Strategy for Wastewater small-scale and artisanal mining in order to continue with the formalization process. See the Strategy Document as a PDF
La República: Madre de Dios says yes to the ban, but requires an investment plan
September 20, 2014
While interdiction and policy formalization of mining, from the central government, are critical in the fight for the protection of forests, these have not been accompanied by an alternative plan to mitigate the impact on the economy of the citizens of Madre de Dios.