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The Invisible Victims of Peru’s Gold Rush

The Invisible Victims of Peru’s Gold Rush

In this video, Guillermo Galdos, a reporter for Britain’s Channel 4 news, shows how illicit and unregulated gold mining harms not only the environment, but the lives of women and girls in the region who are lured by false promises into sex work. Watch the video...
Luis Fernandez Meets With Peruvian Government

Luis Fernandez Meets With Peruvian Government

AAF Board member and leading mercury researcher Luis Fernandez met with the Prime Minister of Peru last week to present his findings on the effects of mercury from illicit and unregulated gold mining in the Madre de Dios region. He warned of elevated levels of mercury...
Gold Mining Devastates Rainforest

Gold Mining Devastates Rainforest

http://youtu.be/D8amzv_kwMs A new study published this week by the Carnegie Institution for Science revealed the true cost of the gold mining epidemic in the Madre de Dios region. Said lead author and friend of AAF Greg Asner, “Our results reveal far more rainforest...
Corruption and Illicit Logging

Corruption and Illicit Logging

The World Bank estimates that every two seconds, an area of forest the size of a football field is clear-cut by illicit loggers around the globe.  Illicit logging is an epidemic, particularly in Peruvian regions of the Amazon where as much as 80% of the areas logging...
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...