The murder—which coincides with the expansion of illegal gold mining into the Tambopata National Reserve in the Madre de Dios region— could frighten other opponents of mining into silence.
Actualidad Ambiental obtained the prize for Best Journalistic Camera due to work done in the web documentary The Golden Routes, led by journalist and director Audrey Cordova.
Man who constantly denounced illegal miners that invaded their property located at kilometer 95 of the Interoceanic Highway in La Pampa, Madre de Dios, was killed.
New high resolution image of La Pampa of September 16, 2015 shows the birth of a new area of illegal gold mining, with a current area of 1.5 hectares.
Ministry of Environment of Peru and the National Service of Protected Natural Areas by the State (Sernanp) expressed their opposition to the bill.
Gold mining has become one of the main problems for conservation of biodiversity in the Orinoquia region, Guainia department.
Called Bryconops Munduruku, the species name refers to the Munduruku indigenous ethnic group, who settled on the right bank of the Tapajos river and gave rise to the city of Aveiro.
According to Imazon, 582 square kilometers of trees were felled in a year. Pollution of the smoke endangered the health of the population, but the Amazonas state government has invested in agribusiness with the Safra Plan.
By 2040, many of Brazil’s existing and planned hydropower projects, including those in the Tapajós basin, could become unviable as drought worsens and river flows decrease.