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.
September 16, 2014
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.
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”.
August 5, 2014
According to former environmental minister Antonio Brack Egg, gold mining has devastated nearly 370,000 acres of the Peruvian Amazon.