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.
Yagua is an area that represents much of the natural wealth of Loreto and Peru. Because of these and other characteristics, the technical proposal to convert the Yaguas Reserved Zone into a National Park was approved.
Increase of clearcutting was 290% compared to the same month in 2013 Even with enhanced surveillance, deforestation remains high in the region.
The new Alto Maues federal reserve encompasses some 668,000 hectares. The area surrounding it has lost significant amounts of forest cover over the past decade.
Operations by gas consortium in Amazon reserve for vulnerable indigenous peoples met with legal action.
Pressure from Perupetro halts plan for a reserve for indigenous people living between the Napo and Tigre rivers.