In December 2015, Actualidad Ambiental reported that a large number of illegal miners were working on both sides of the Malinowski River, which separates the Tambopata National Reserve from its buffer zone.
The reason would be the consumption of a banned fish for human consumption in countries like Colombia and Brazil, because its body has the ability to accumulate mercury acquired by the environment.
The event in Lima, Peru, highlighted pressing issues such as the recovery of indigenous forest surveillance and hydrocarbons.
Much of the Nahua people have been affected by mercury poisoning, which causes anemia and acute kidney problems.
Deforestation continues to increase in the Peruvian Amazon. According to the latest information from the Peruvian Environment Ministry, 2014 had the highest annual forest loss on record since 2000.
A new publication from the Ministry of Environment in Peru recorded the successes of the government in the environmental sector between 2011 and 2015, including environmental audits and a new regulatory framework.
Through the use of satellite imagery, Monitoring Project of the Andean Amazon notices the increase in deforestation by illegal mining in this Peruvian reserve
MAAP shows two additional types of satellites imagery (due to lack of new high-resolution image) indicating that the illegal gold mining deforestation continues to penetrate deeper into the Reserve.
In an operation against illegal mining, members of the Navy of Peru intervened in areas of the Malinowski River in the Tambopata National Reserve in Madre de Dios.