The reef occupies an area of 9300 square kilometers and is between 30 and 120 meters deep.
Owner had license to extract tantalite in an area of 30 hectares. Inspection identified river deviation and soil contamination by mercury.
The conservation and management of 19 protected areas in the Brazilian State of Amapá will receive a financial contribution of $ 1,7 million donated by organizations. It will be called Amapá Fund.
In a joint statement, members of WWF-Brazil, said the region between the Amapá state in Brazil and French Guiana is one area that is experiencing major problems.
Images of an area of illegal mining in French Guiana, where a large majority of the miners are Brazilians.
French and Brazilian Police identified crimes in areas of mines in French Guyana, mostly killings by Brazilian that occur in the mining area.
Upon recommendation of the State Prosecutor, the project will not be discussed further. For government, movement that aims to extinguish protected area is because elections.
Political group linked to logging companies and soybean production wants to overthrow the decree of creation of this unit that occupies 17% of the state.