Illegal mining continues its expansion in Madre de Dios, the Peruvian region most affected by this activity. Destroyed forests, polluted rivers and soils, as well as social problems.
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Amazon indians at risk in mercury poisoning crisis
Illegal gold mining in the Amazon has a devastating effect on indigenous peoples. Miners bring disease, deforestation and murder. Then long after they have gone, communities are left to suffer deadly mercury poisoning.
Illegal miners set up camps within the Tambopata Reserve, Peru
In December 2015, Actualidad Ambiental reported that a large number of illegal miners were working on both sides of the Malinowski River, which separates the Tambopata National Reserve from its buffer zone.
In a month, illegal mining deforested 20 hectares in Tambopata Reserve, Peru
Through the use of satellite imagery, Monitoring Project of the Andean Amazon notices the increase in deforestation by illegal mining in this Peruvian reserve
Peruvian documentary “The routes of gold” is now online
“The routes of gold”, a documentary that shows the paths taken by illegal trade of the Amazonian gold in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil, is now available on the web.
Overflight shows how illegal mining is destroying the Amazon
Video shows how illegal mining is destroying the Peruvian Amazon, and arriving to protected areas that should be protective of the great forest.
Illegal mining also attacks the Communal Reserve El Sira
TV show presents a report showing that the Communal Reserve El Sira, in Peru, now suffer all the consequences of the devastating illegal mining activity.
Actualidad Ambiental won Peruvian Journalism Award with “The Golden Routes”
Actualidad Ambiental obtained the prize for Best Journalistic Camera due to work done in the web documentary The Golden Routes, led by journalist and director Audrey Cordova.
Illegal mining, a latent threat to biodiversity in the Orinoquia region, Colombia
Gold mining has become one of the main problems for conservation of biodiversity in the Orinoquia region, Guainia department.
Madre de Dios: Concession for ecotourism was invaded by illegal miners
Peruvian citizen received a concession for ecotourism and after three years the Peruvian Agency for Supervision of Forest Resources and Wildlife found miners carrying illegal gold mining.