Although living 186 miles away from the area along the Tapajós River where illegal mining is concentrated, Santarém’s inhabitants are at high risk of mercury poisoning.
A study reveals that activities such as mining, deforestation and agriculture have altered the ecosystems and biodiversity of the waters of 149 major rivers throughout the world, putting entire populations at risk.
Specialists present results on fisheries, watershed management, environmental pollution, carbon storage and biodiversity in the Amazon.
Workers trying to clean up the oil spill of June 25 in Loreto lacked the equipment to clean up safely. The oil spill threatens the vulnerable community of Barranca which lacks safe drinking water and electricity.
The importance of conservation actions cross borders is recognized in international commitment signed in Peru
The committee will be responsible for defense against social and environmental impacts in the basin and the region.
For 11 days, people from Ucayali protested against the rise of electronic fees and the prices of drinking water, gas and telephone.
In September, the InfoAmazonia Network participated in the VI Latin American Meeting of Community Water Management in Chile to show the water monitoring project and his Mãe d´Água sensor.
In a video in Quechua language, the importance of water for the people of Sarayaku is shown. This one adds to a long and well-documented anti-extraction of oil, gas and minerals in their territory.
In the rivers Teles Pires and Juruena, indigenous tribes Apiaká, Kayabi, Munduruku and Rikbaktsa join forces to defend their rights against the construction of the complex of hydroelectric plants.