Destruyen campamento de minería ilegal y rescatan a diez menores

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Operación en Madre de Dios fue un éxito y no tuvo costo social

Peru congressional committee passes bill on illegal mining

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The Peruvian government is taking big steps towards stopping  illegal gold mining activity that has been plaguing the country for … Read More

Our Stolen Future

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This article originally appeared in Spanish in the print edition of El Comercio.  “The mothers of Madre de Dios and Puno … Read More

Ethical Gold Mining in Peru

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From Reuters, a report on efforts by small-scale gold miners in South America to minimize negative social and environmental impact … Read More

Striking Photographs from Indigenous Community

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These photographs of the Dessana tribe, published on the Daily Mail Online, were taken by photographer David Lazar in the … Read More

The Making of Amazon Gold

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Check out this in-depth article on Mongabay.com exploring the circumstances leading up to Amazon Gold, the award-winning film that exposes … Read More

Amazon Gold Wins First Annual GFN Award

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PARIS, FRANCE- “Amazon Gold,” a production of the Amazon Aid Foundation in association with the Americas Business Council Foundation, is … Read More

Mercury Capture System from EPA

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  Small-scale and artisanal gold mining is responsible for releasing the largest amount of mercury into the environment of any … Read More

The Battle Over Illegal Mining

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The Peruvian government recently announced a more aggressive strategy to combat illegal mining in 2014. The High Commissioner for Formalization of … Read More

Peruvian Customs Seize Gold Headed for US

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Translation of article from El Comercio  Peruvian customs agents seized 508 kilos of gold (worth US$18.8 million) that was suspected … Read More

Photos: Community Life in the Amazon

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On a recent stay with the Shipetiari community in the Peruvian Amazon, Artist for the Amazon Dano Grayson took part … Read More

Mapping Deforestation with Google Earth

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It takes several thousand years for a forest to grow to its fullest and less than an hour to cut … Read More

New Tapir Species Discovered

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Just last week, scientists in the Brazilian Amazon announced what is already being called one of the biggest discoveries of … Read More

Ecology from the Air: TED Talk by Amazon Aid Advisor Greg Asner

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Ecologist and scientific advisor to the Amazon Aid Foundation, Greg Asner is a pioneer of new methods for investigating tropical deforestation, degradation, ecosystem … Read More

The Invisible Victims of Peru’s Gold Rush

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In this video, Guillermo Galdos, a reporter for Britain’s Channel 4 news, shows how illegal gold mining harms not only … Read More

Music Inspired by the Amazon from Leo Genovese

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Artist for the Amazon Leo Genovese created these tracks, inspired by the sounds and beauty of the Amazon rainforest, exclusively for … Read More

Gold Mining and Mercury Pollution

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This article from Mongabay.com provides an excellent overview of the growing problem of mercury released by informal gold mining. Read the … Read More

Treatment Needed for Mercury Poisoning

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Last week, the Peruvian national comptroller urged the regional government of Madre de Dios to provide residents with medical care in cases … Read More

Global Warming Causes Rapid, Drastic Changes

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This week, the New York Times reports that a scientific panel warned that “continued global warming poses a risk of … Read More

Extinct Lizard Rediscovered in Ecuador

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A lizard with a nose that rivals Pinocchio? One of the many fascinating species found recently in the in Amazonian cloud … Read More

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