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.
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Contamination of people and environments by mercury increases in the Amazon, while agreements and government actions to reduce the problem are still on paper.
The colonos and beiradeiros live sustainably, but a new ecological station created around them could force these rural people from their lands.
Tropical deforestation and degradation account for as much as 19 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions today. But powerful market-based strategies for tackling such emissions are emerging.
The Ecuadorian Petroamazonas attempts to exploit crude from Ishpingo-Tambococha and Tiputini (ITT) fields or block 43, some of them located in the intangible area of Yasuni park.
One major Brazilian supermarket chain has just committed to stop selling beef linked to Amazon destruction and human rights violations – because Brazilians demanded it.
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..
Brazil’s development bank is investing heavily in a plan to build huge hydroelectric dams in the Amazon and across South America.
The intention is to plant 72,000 trees every month in the Amazon, chosen by indigenous communities, but providing food security.