Diana Ríos Rengifo took on the defense of the Peruvian Amazon after the murder of her father, a well-known Asheninka leader in the fight against illegal loggers. The trees in Saweto, a community located near the Peruvian border with Brazil, are highly coveted on the market and are threatened by indiscriminate logging.
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In December 2015, Actualidad Ambiental reported that a large number of illegal miners were working on both sides of the Malinowski River, which separates the Tambopata National Reserve from its buffer zone.
The reason would be the consumption of a banned fish for human consumption in countries like Colombia and Brazil, because its body has the ability to accumulate mercury acquired by the environment.
In the market Vado in Yurimaguas, Loreto, Peru, over 150 animals were rescued, including monkeys, parrots and turtles.
A new publication from the Ministry of Environment in Peru recorded the successes of the government in the environmental sector between 2011 and 2015, including environmental audits and a new regulatory framework.
In Peru, the Interethnic Association for the Development of Peruvian Forest demonstrated in front of Petroperu, in Lima, to protest against a recent oil spill in an Amazonian district.
According to the latest report of the Ombudsman, to January there have been 211 social conflicts nationwide, of which 147 are socio-environmental.
Through the use of satellite imagery, Monitoring Project of the Andean Amazon notices the increase in deforestation by illegal mining in this Peruvian reserve
The incident occurred on February 3, in the North Branch of the Nor Peruano Pipeline near to Mayuriaga river, in the district of Morona, province of Datem Marañón, Loreto region.
In an operation against illegal mining, members of the Navy of Peru intervened in areas of the Malinowski River in the Tambopata National Reserve in Madre de Dios.