Forty three percent of all mining requests on the indigenous lands in the Brazilian Amazon lands are for gold extraction, an InfoAmazonia data analysis reveals. In several of these targeted areas, satellite images show that there is gold mining already taking place without authorization.
Although living 186 miles away from the area along the Tapajós River where illegal mining is concentrated, Santarém’s inhabitants are at high risk of mercury poisoning.
Potássio do Brasil failed to properly consult Autazes’ communities about the impacts of a $2 billion potash project, our investigation shows.
British mining giant Anglo American made copper mining research applications on the Sawré Muybu Indigenous Territory, in the Brazilian Amazon, without consulting them.
A new report dives into the underworld of the mercury trade, as experienced across the Amazon region; in Bolivia, Guyana and Suriname.
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.
8,415 gallons of fuel were decommissioned and machinery used for illegal mining was destroyed in Madre de Dios.