The operation was conducted in the Madre de Dios River. The activities did not have authorization, so that did not contribute to the state and only contaminated water
In the Bolivian Amazon 45,000 people are engaged in illegal gold mining
September 18, 2015
Illegal mining is expanding in the Amazon, also in Bolivia, causing deforestation, water and air contamination, in addition to human trafficking and labor exploitation.
Book on illegal mining in five countries of the Amazon: Routes of Illegal Gold
August 9, 2015
Publication presents research conducted in Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru about illegal mining, gold trading and the destiny of this metal whose extraction is causing serious damage to the forests of the Amazon.
Interactive map: Know illegal gold routes in South America
June 10, 2015
Ojo Público and the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA) toured the main centers of illegal gold production in Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Brazil and Ecuador. See the map