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The Making of Amazon Gold

The Making of Amazon Gold

Check out this in-depth article on Mongabay.com exploring the circumstances leading up to Amazon Gold, the award-winning film that exposes the true cost of illicit and unregulated gold mining in the Amazon rainforest. When Sarah duPont first visited the Peruvian...
Amazon Gold Wins First Annual GFN Award

Amazon Gold Wins First Annual GFN Award

PARIS, FRANCE- “Amazon Gold,” a production of the Amazon Aid Foundation in association with the Americas Business Council Foundation, is the recipient of the first annual Green Film Network Award (GFN). The award, along with a prize of 5,000 euros, was presented at...
Amazon Gold in the Guianas

Amazon Gold in the Guianas

Last week, Amazon Aid Foundation board members Sarah DuPont and Luis Fernandez traveled to Guyana, French Guyana, and Suriname, in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund, to screen “Amazon Gold” and discuss the issues portrayed in the film. While each country has...
New Partnerships for Amazon Aid

New Partnerships for Amazon Aid

Last month, the Unites States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, DC hosted the Amazon Aid Foundation, as well as representatives from several of the top international NGOs, to view Amazon Gold and discuss the issue of mercury released from informal...

High Mercury Levels in Amazon Residents

Mercury is a highly dangerous neurotoxin, and due to illicit and unregulated gold mining in the Madre de Dios region of Peru, residents of the area are being exposed to this harmful substance.  Mercury is used by gold miners to extract gold from metal and ore, a...