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Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society warns that the construction of a series of hydroelectric dams could affect 30 million people in the Amazon.
Workers trying to clean up the oil spill of June 25 in Loreto lacked the equipment to clean up safely. The oil spill threatens the vulnerable community of Barranca which lacks safe drinking water and electricity.
A new oil spill raised fears of a deterioration water pollution and fish on which depend indigenous peoples and coastal communities.
More than 400 dams are planned on being built, are being built or have been built in the Amazon Basin. These dams disrupt the impressive migration of Amazonian catfish, a commercially valuable fish and apex predator in the environment.
The Brazilian development bank is investing heavily in a plan to build huge hydraulic dams in the Amazon and throughout South America.
Loreto, the region with the most forest in Peru (44%) with 32,451 hectares is being affected by the large-scale production of oil palm.
Peru’s forest authority has issued a statement to the London Stock Exchange condemning United Cacao’s plantation projects.
From their computers, scientists and experts are translating technical data to allow us to see with new eyes what is happening with the Amazon.
Peru will have a new president and, until now, the environment has not been one of the fundamental topics of the public debate.