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.
Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project
The Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP) is a web portal dedicated to presenting novel technical information and analysis pertaining to one of the most ecologically and socially important regions on the planet: the Andean Amazon (defined here as the sections of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru within the Amazon watershed). The centerpiece of MAAP is the presentation of data and maps associated with a new near real-time deforestation monitoring system based on analysis of satellite imagery. O Projeto Monitoramento da Amazônia Andina (MAAP) é um site dedicado à apresentar novas informações técnicas e análises sobre uma das regiões mais importantes do mundo: a Amazônia Andina (aqui definida como seções da Bolívia, Colômbia, Equador e Peru na Bacia Amazônica). A peça central do MAAP é a apresentação de dados e mapas relacionados com um novo sistema de monitoramento do desmatamento em tempo quase real com base na análise de imagens de satélite. El Proyecto Monitoreo de la Amazonía Andina (MAAP) es un portal web dedicado a la presentación de información técnica novedosa y análisis sobre una de las regiones más importantes del planeta: la Amazonía Andina (definida aquí como las secciones de Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, y Perú dentro de la cuenca del Amazonas). La pieza central de MAAP es la presentación de datos y mapas relacionados con un nuevo sistema de monitoreo de la deforestación en tiempo casi real basado en el análisis de imágenes satelitales.
Early warnings of deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon
GLAD warning system identifies areas of forest loss analyzing Landsat satellite images (30 m resolution) weekly.
Peru: United Cacao project is in territory classified as forest land
According to studies by the Ministry of Agriculture, most United Cacao deforestation occurred in soils suitable for forestry, which is not permitted.[:]
Hotspot of deforestation in the central jungle of Peru (Huanuco)
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.
MAAP: New gold mining border in Amazonas region, Peru
Satellite images confirm that mining is causing deforestation along river Santiago, entering the forests of the region.
New dams on Madeira River floods cause deforestation
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.
Illegal gold mining activity alters course of Malinowski River, in Peru
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.
Large-scale vs. small-scale deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon
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 hotspot of deforestation along the Southern Interoceanic Road, Peru
New map shows deforestation in the northeastern part of the region of Madre de Dios, in Peru, along the Interoceanic Road.
Map of deforestation hotspots in the Peruvian Amazon, 2012-2014
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.