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.
Technical proposal approved to categorize Yaguas as National Park
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.
Deforestation in Brazil increased in September, says Imazon
Increase of clearcutting was 290% compared to the same month in 2013 Even with enhanced surveillance, deforestation remains high in the region.
Brazil creates rainforest reserve that’s larger than Delaware
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.
The Guardian: Two lawsuits to stop Peru’s biggest gas project in indigenous reserve
Operations by gas consortium in Amazon reserve for vulnerable indigenous peoples met with legal action.
Peru blocks plans for new indigenous reserve as oil production starts
Pressure from Perupetro halts plan for a reserve for indigenous people living between the Napo and Tigre rivers.