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Amazon Aid Invited to Climate Change Meetings with Pope’s Advisors at the Vatican

Amazon Aid Invited to Climate Change Meetings with Pope’s Advisors at the Vatican

In July, Sarah duPont of Amazon Aid Foundation will return to Rome by invitation to meet with some of Pope Francis’ advisors on climate change and environmental protection. This trip to the Vatican is a follow-up to a visit by Sarah duPont in January 2018, when...
Sarah duPont & Rossana Silva Repetto, Exec. Secretary of the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention meet at the UN in Geneva

Sarah duPont & Rossana Silva Repetto, Exec. Secretary of the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention meet at the UN in Geneva

While in Geneva in late May, representatives of AAF had the opportunity to meet with key team members of the UN working on ratification and implementation of the Minamata Convention, which seeks to reduce mercury pollution from the targeted activities responsible for...
River of Gold screened at the United Nations in Geneva on June 5, 2018

River of Gold screened at the United Nations in Geneva on June 5, 2018

JUNE 5, 2018: Sarah DuPont of Amazon Aid Foundation and producer of River of Gold was invited to screen the documentary on World Environment Day at the United Nations in Geneva. A panel discussion and audience Q & A session followed. The screening of River of Gold...
The Cycle of Gold

The Cycle of Gold

The Madre de Dios, or “Mother of God” region, of southeastern Peru, where the Amazon rainforest meets the eastern slope of the Andes, is one of the most critical biodiversity hotspots on Earth. This area is the headwaters regions of the Amazon River which carries 20%...
Environmental Impact of Illegal Mining

Environmental Impact of Illegal Mining

Illegal mining in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest is having a severe impact on the environment. According to Juan José Córdova, leader of the energy sector at KPMG Peru, “it is estimated that 30 to 40 [metric] tons of mercury are dumped into the environment annually...