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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The documentary “The Gold route” is a revealing trip through various regions of the Amazon in which users can discover the routes regarding illegal extraction of gold and its subsequent social and environmental impacts
There is greater awareness of the impacts of illegal logging, deforestation and wildlife trafficking, which affects our forests and impact on native communities, habitats and the economy, said a Peruvian authority.
Report of the Monitoring Project of the Andean Amazon (MAAP) shows how deforestation caused by gold mining has achieved to enter the Communal Reservation Amarakaeri in 2014 and 2015.
The idea of a railway being Brazil and Peru through the Amazon is not new. A decade ago had five proposals in Peru and one in Brazil. The new thing now is China.
In Peru there are people who have found an alternative to contribute to the environment promoting the conservation of land extensions that are a sample of the great Amazonian biodiversity of the country.
Between 2013 and 2015 was recorded a increase of 864 hectares deforested by illegal mining in Madre de Dios, Peru, in the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve.
The law is intended to finance measures on sites impacted by hydrocarbon activities in the northern jungle that involve risks to health, environment and demand priority attention and exceptional of the State.
The categorization presents Peru as a country that respects its international commitments, not only to conserve biodiversity, but also to combat illegal activities such as drug trafficking and illegal logging.
Ucayali, in Peru, is the second region of the country with the highest rate of deforestation accumulated, reaching almost 700 000 hectares.