The Melka Group is planning to auction off its palm oil holdings in the Amazon. The group has been highly controversial due to its practices of deforestation and complaints by Peruvian courts.
Peruvian government affirms illegal plantation activity in Amazon rainforest
Peru’s forest authority has issued a statement to the London Stock Exchange condemning United Cacao’s plantation projects.
Gold mining shifts course of Peruvian river, ‘will destroy’ ecosystems
A new analysis finds gold mining has shortened the Malinowski River and sullied its water.
Illegal gold mining activity alters course of Malinowski River, in Peru
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.
Gold mining ramps up, pushes deeper into Peruvian reserve
New data indicate a big surge in gold mining in and near Tambopata National Reserve over the past few months.
From the Amazon to the Virgin Islands: Havens of Bozovich
Exclusive. The secret financial structure of Peru’s largest timber company, which includes the purchase of companies and transfer of shares to avoid paying taxes
Half of the forest area explored in Mato Grosso, Brazil, is illegal, says institute
A study conducted by the Life Center Institute (ICV) in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, points out that 46% of the forest area explored in the state between August 2012 and July 2013 was illegal.
The Guardian: Activists use GPS to track illegal loggers in Brazil’s rainforest
Covert GPS surveillance of timber trucks by Amazon campaigners has revealed how loggers are defeating attempts to halt deforestation in the world’s greatest rainforest.
The Guardian: Illegal loggers remain hidden in Peru’s forest
State exercises little control over remote Amazon region blighted by poverty and illiteracy, and organised crime fills the vacuum.
La República: Madre de Dios says yes to the ban, but requires an investment plan
While interdiction and policy formalization of mining, from the central government, are critical in the fight for the protection of forests, these have not been accompanied by an alternative plan to mitigate the impact on the economy of the citizens of Madre de Dios.