Illegal Gold Mining in Peru- In Photos

Illegal Gold Mining in Peru- In Photos

A nationwide ban on illegal mining has been in effect in Peru since April 19. The effects of this ban have been most visible in the state of Madre de Dios, a low-governance are where there are an estimated 40,000 illegal miners currently working. Police intervention...
Crackdown on Illegal Gold Exports in Peru

Crackdown on Illegal Gold Exports in Peru

Peru is the world’s sixth largest gold exporter.  A quarter of the gold shipped from the country last year was likely exported by companies acquiring ore from illegal sources. In recent years, illegal gold mining has become a widespread problem in Andean countries,...
Bird Populations Recover in the Amazon

Bird Populations Recover in the Amazon

Over 1,300 bird species can be found in the Amazon. From hyperactive hummingbirds whizzing through the air, to colorful toucans eating fruit from the trees, the Amazon is characterized by a number of fantastic species found nowhere else in the world. Unfortunately,...