Dredgers in alluvial mining, mainly in Madre de Dios, Peru, caused impacts such as mercury contamination of water sources, changing the course of rivers and sedimentation.
Eight new mammal species were found at the Sao Luiz do Tapajós dam building site, which threatens to become Brazil’s most controversial hydro project ever.
A new analysis finds gold mining has shortened the Malinowski River and sullied its water.
Indigenous, riparians and farmers meet to discuss strategies to produce and preserve with valuation and integration of the Middle Land, in Pará state.
Evidence of mercury pollution in Madre de Dios and its impact on health abound from years ago but on the verge of knowing the new President of Peru, emergency was declared in the Amazon region.
Animals were rescued from smugglers during operation by the military police and ICMBio. It is the largest seizure of turtles made by the Amazon State.
Experts seek a way to assess the presence of mercury in the environment and organisms before it becomes toxic.
Deforested area corresponds to more than a thousand football fields, says IBAMA. A joint operation disabled mining, and equipment was burned.
The “Human Cost” is a documentary that shows the struggle that Peruvian indigenous uphold to avoid deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.