An OjoPublico.com team traveled the forests of Madre de Dios, Peru, and discovered that an illegal highway promoted by the regional governor, Luis Otsuka, is the new corridor for the trafficking of timber and fuel from Cusco to center of illegal mining in the Amazon. Otsuka was accused of illegal deforestation last November for having […]
Tag: Madre de Dios
Peru presents “Route to Tambopata” to promote private conservation
It is a campaign to promote tourism and conservation in Madre de Dios by the Private Conservation Areas in the region near the Tambopata National Reserve.
Emergency in 11 districts of Madre de Dios, Peru, by mercury contamination
Document shows mercury contamination in rivers, hydrobiological species and population exceeding the maximum permissible limits due to artisanal mining.
Peru: Illegal mining as a political actor in presidential campaign
Former Peruvian Vice Minister explains how the pact of presidential candidate, Keiko Fujimori, is anti-technical and can threaten the fight against illegal mining in Madre de Dios and Puno.
Alarming growth areas of deforestation in the Amazon
Until 2015 were lost 158.658 hectares of forest in Peru, according to the map of deforestation of Global Land Analysis & Discovery alert system.
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.
Peru: Victims of trafficking must pay for their freedom
Caught in the middle of the jungle. Young captured in the form of ‘debt’ are forced to serve sexually to miners in ‘La Pampa’, in Madre de Dios. To leave this place they must raise money working in bars as escorts.
Madre de Dios, Peru: Navy will protect Tambopata Reserve from illegal miners
In order to cope with the invasion of illegal miners in the Tambopata National Reserve, 40 special forces rangers of the Navy of Peru will join the surveillance in point “Azul.”
Panamá Papers: The Virgin Islands of illegal mining
Mossack Fonseca operated offshore financiers who sent tons of gold to the U.S. and Switzerland.
130 hectares of the Tambopata Reserve deforested by illegal mining
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.