#LaRutaDelOro Research in Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia shows how the expansion of illegal gold mining is not only degrading part of the reserve of biodiversity in the Amazon, but drastically changing the lives of its inhabitants.
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.
June 9, 2021
Amazônia Minada project finds unusual rise in demand for manganese in 2020, when it became the second most requested on indigenous lands - just after gold. Some of the richest manganese deposits in the world are in southeast Pará, overlapping with the territories of the Kayapó, the most affected by recent records in mining requests. Illegal mining has increased and Indigenous people denounce mining on their territories.
August 5, 2015
Mining areas and routes of illegal gold commercialization in border areas of five countries of the Amazon Basin (Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia and Brazil) are unveiled and discussed in “The routes of illegal gold. Case studies in five Amazonian countries”