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.
Peru’s forest authority has issued a statement to the London Stock Exchange condemning United Cacao’s plantation projects.
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.
New data indicate a big surge in gold mining in and near Tambopata National Reserve over the past few months.
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
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.
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.
State exercises little control over remote Amazon region blighted by poverty and illiteracy, and organised crime fills the vacuum.
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.