Surge in gold-mining in Peru
Gold mining is expanding rapidly in Amazonia, like in many regions. Madre de Dios, Perú — one of the highest biodiversity regions on our planet — is a major case in point. Here is a link to a report out today on gold mining in Madre de Dios, along with Carnegie’s press release, some media links, and a video that Greg Asner shot from the CAO during one overflight with their Peruvian Ministry of Environment partners.
PNAS paper - open access
See the gold mining for yourself (CAO wingcams)
Carnegie press release:
Gold Mining Ravages Perú
Some media links:
I also recommend watching Amazon Gold — a documentary on the gold mining problem in Peru, directed and produced by Sarah DuPont and the Amazon Aid Foundation.
23/5/2020 09:47:03 am
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Yadvinder Malhi is an ecosytem ecologist and Professor of Ecosystem Science at Oxford University