Fri April 29th, 2016
New data indicate a big surge in gold mining in and near Tambopata National Reserve over the past few months.
Even more recent data from the University of Maryland indicate tree cover loss in the region isn’t slowing, with a high number of deforestation alerts in early April. Global Forest Watch shows this latest spate of deforestation is moving closer to Tambopata’s Intact Forest Landscapes, which are large, untouched areas of primary forest that still have their original levels of biodiversity. These forests are home to a wide array of wildlife, including tapirs, jaguars, and caiman.
- Finer M, Novoa S, Olexy T (2016) Invasion of Tambopata National Reserve Intensifies. MAAP: 30.
– This report was originally published in Mongabay and is republished by an agreement to share content.