Illicit gold trade overtakes cocaine, fuelling abuses including sexual exploitation and child labour, says Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime.
Protected Areas and Indigenous Lands
International Council on Mining and Metals is concerned about statements by National Society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy of Peru, who criticize and ignore the right to prior consultation of indigenous peoples.
Yagua is an area that represents much of the natural wealth of Loreto and Peru. Because of these and other characteristics, the technical proposal to convert the Yaguas Reserved Zone into a National Park was approved.
The decision by the Federal University of Amazonas, in Brazil, is a milestone in the university system for the country’s indigenous.
The idea that indigenous only do traditional music has fallen into obscurity. Today, they produce and sing rap, rock, dub and, in Brazil, local music and “forró”.
Researchers at the Mamirauá Institute captured two jaguars that will be included in the monitoring and study initiative of felines in the Amazon. The surprise, however, was to see a baby jaguar.
Illegal gold mining in the Amazon has a devastating effect on indigenous peoples. Miners bring disease, deforestation and murder. Then long after they have gone, communities are left to suffer deadly mercury poisoning.
The colonos and beiradeiros live sustainably, but a new ecological station created around them could force these rural people from their lands.
They warn with a statement of the fierce advance of deforestation for oil palm, and they claim that Peru’s government institutions are not fulfilling their duties of control and supervision..