In the current report, we show the new gold mining frontiers in northern and central Peru: two cases in the region of Amazonas and a case in the buffer zone of El Sira Communal Reserve, in the Huanuco region.
GLAD warning system identifies areas of forest loss analyzing Landsat satellite images (30 m resolution) weekly.
According to studies by the Ministry of Agriculture, most United Cacao deforestation occurred in soils suitable for forestry, which is not permitted.[:]
By 2015, deforestation was calculated at 7,930 hectares (equivalent to 10,865 football fields) in the study area. The main driver would be pasture for cattle.
Satellite images confirm that mining is causing deforestation along river Santiago, entering the forests of the region.
The Monitoring Andean Amazon Project presents a new map describing the loss of forest. More than 36,100 hectares of forest have been lost because of flooding by dams, especially the Jirau dam.
In MAAP # 33, iit is showed that illegal gold mining activity is altering the natural course of the Malinowski River, which forms the natural border of the Tambopata National Reserve.
Previously we presented maps of deforestation hotspots in the Peruvian Amazon for the periods 2012-2014 and 2015, respectively. In this MAAP we present a complementary analysis based on the size of the deforestation events.
New map shows deforestation in the northeastern part of the region of Madre de Dios, in Peru, along the Interoceanic Road.
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.