Forty three percent of all mining requests on the indigenous lands in the Brazilian Amazon lands are for gold extraction, an InfoAmazonia data analysis reveals. In several of these targeted areas, satellite images show that there is gold mining already taking place without authorization.
Amazônia Minada project finds unusual rise in demand for manganese in 2020, when it became the second most requested on indigenous lands – just after gold. Some of the richest manganese deposits in the world are in southeast Pará, overlapping with the territories of the Kayapó, the most affected by recent records in mining requests. Illegal mining has increased and Indigenous people denounce mining on their territories.
A new analysis finds gold mining has shortened the Malinowski River and sullied its water.
In MAAP # 33, iit is showed that illegal gold mining activity is altering the natural course of the Malinowski River, which forms the natural border of the Tambopata National Reserve.
Previously we presented maps of deforestation hotspots in the Peruvian Amazon for the periods 2012-2014 and 2015, respectively. In this MAAP we present a complementary analysis based on the size of the deforestation events.
New data indicate a big surge in gold mining in and near Tambopata National Reserve over the past few months.
Illicit gold trade overtakes cocaine, fuelling abuses including sexual exploitation and child labour, says Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime.
New map shows deforestation in the northeastern part of the region of Madre de Dios, in Peru, along the Interoceanic Road.
Much of the Nahua people have been affected by mercury poisoning, which causes anemia and acute kidney problems.
Deforestation continues to increase in the Peruvian Amazon. According to the latest information from the Peruvian Environment Ministry, 2014 had the highest annual forest loss on record since 2000.