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.
The Las Piedras River, a major tributary of the Madre de Dios River in the southeast of the Peruvian Amazon, is increasingly being recognized for its exceptional wildlife, and by presence of indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation.
In 2016, there is the opportunity for another major conservation victory in Peru: creation of Yaguas National Park. Yaguas received Reserved Zone status in 2011 and is now awaiting its final designation.
Satellite images show evidence of a recent invasion of the Tambopata National Reserve by gold mining activities.
Map shows and confirms a high rate of deforestation by gold mining along the Alto Malinowski River, between September 2014 and November 2015, with loss of 392 hectares of forest.
Project shows high-resolution images of new forest roads that are built in the central Peruvian Amazon, in the regions of Loreto and Ucayali.
New high resolution image of La Pampa of September 16, 2015 shows the birth of a new area of illegal gold mining, with a current area of 1.5 hectares.
The report has identified three main drivers of deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon: large-scale plantations of oil palm and cocoa, gold mining and coca cultivation.
Here we show how the construction of a new logging road threatens the northwest section of the current Reserved Zone. New high-resolution images reveal that the construction of this logging road has continued to expand in 2015.
In MAAP #14 we take our first detailed look at the region of Cusco. The city of Cusco is of course well known as the former capital of the Inca empire and current gateway to Machu Picchu, but the greater Cusco region is a vast area including large tracts of Amazon forest. Here, we focus […]