State exercises little control over remote Amazon region blighted by poverty and illiteracy, and organised crime fills the vacuum.
Last year researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science carried out an assessment of Madre de Dios, using a combination of satellites, aircraft and researchers in the field. “We were shocked,” says Greg Asner, the project leader.
The Hypancistrus zebra has been exported illegally by a route passing through the state of Amazonas.
To prevent further abuses, loss of school classes and blocked roads because of illegal mining, the Central Government authorized the intervention of the Armed Forces in Arequipa, Puno and Madre de Dios.
Timber management plans in the state of Rondonia were suspended after the state of Amazonas identified an illegal management by loggers.
Would have detected cases of corruption and inefficiency archiving process in the Court of Justice of the Madre de Dios region.