Pollution of rivers, forest clearing and a desert landscape is what is observed in images of the operation against illegal mining in La Pampa, in the area known as “Mega 14”.
It is worth asking if the ambitious goals of the Sanitation Strategy for Small Scale Mining and Artisan Mining goes hand in hand with clear objectives, timelines and resources.
Three bulldozers, two loaders, two vehicles and more than 13,000 gallons of fuel, were seized by officers of the National Customs and Tax Administration of Peru, in Madre de Dios region.
On Saturday, the government approved the Strategy for Wastewater small-scale and artisanal mining in order to continue with the formalization process. See the Strategy Document as a PDF
Environment Minister in Peru requested the judiciary to take action against Adolfo Cayra for dismissing the judge responsible for overturning rulings that were favorable for illegal mining.
The Superior Court of Madre de Dios dismissed the judge of Huepetuhe, who annuled a series of resolutions that his predecessor had rules in favor of people connected to illegal mining activites.
Energy and Mines Commission states that initiative aims to correct errors which delayed the process in some sectors, hurting people who work in small-scale mining and to State.
The Superior Court of Justice of Madre de Dios sentenced three miners that were extracting gold illegally in the National Reserve of Tambopata.
Would have detected cases of corruption and inefficiency archiving process in the Court of Justice of the Madre de Dios region.
ICMBio indicates that miners may invade conservation areas where their current fields to be flooded to make way for dams.