The preservation of turtles guarantees, indirectly, the protection of several other species such as the manatee, red and tucuxi porpoises, various migratory birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish – a natural resource widely used by local coastal communities for consumption and income.
Although Petroperu reported that no river in the area was contaminated, communities say the Marañón basin is contaminated, because “they noticed (the spill) when the fish were already dropping dead.”
The level of the Rio Negro in Manaus, reached 29.36 meters yesterday, according to the National Water Agency (ANA). This is the sixth highest level ever recorded in the Amazon capital since 1902, when the river began to be monitored.
A report of the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP) reveals that the water of the Moronaocha lagoon (Loreto) has coliform bacteria above the permissible limit, because the drain of all the neighboring waterways lead into this lake.
Extractive activities-like alluvial gold mining and other activities that cause deforestation-generate a direct negative impact on the Peruvian Amazon.