Scientists are examining why banks of sargassum in the Atlantic have proliferated explosively over the past decade, fouling the Caribbean and extending to the coast of Africa. Growing discharges of organic pollutants from the Amazon River are now believed to be a major cause.
Specialists present results on fisheries, watershed management, environmental pollution, carbon storage and biodiversity in the Amazon.
The importance of conservation actions cross borders is recognized in international commitment signed in Peru
Dredgers in alluvial mining, mainly in Madre de Dios, Peru, caused impacts such as mercury contamination of water sources, changing the course of rivers and sedimentation.
Unless a system-wide approach to conservation is applied to Amazon basin lakes, floodplains and rivers, we could soon see a collapse of the region’s fish populations.
The committee will be responsible for defense against social and environmental impacts in the basin and the region.
Government will establish a fund for environmental remediation of the basins of the rivers Pastaza, Tigre, Corrientes and Marañón (Loreto region), impacted by the extraction of hydrocarbons.
International TV reported on the demands of indigenous federations FEDIQUEP, FCONACO, FECONAT and ACOEDCOSPAT to the Peruvian State, due to the pollution of their rivers and lands.
Rivers Arabela, Napo and Curaray are in proper conditions for development of aquatic life, as for consumption, study says.
Committee is tasked to propose measures to improve social and environmental conditions of the population of the Loreto region.