22 Jul '13, 12am

Gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon: a view from the ground

Gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon: a view from the ground

Peruvian authorities raid illegal gold mining operations (11/07/2011) Peru's Defense Ministry destroyed at least 75 illegal dredges and seized 15 vehicles from gold miners operating illegally in one of the most biodiverse parts of the Amazon rainforest. High gold price triggers rainforest devastation in Peru (10/11/2011) As the price of gold inches upward on international markets, a dead zone is spreading across the southern Peruvian rain forest. Tourists flying to Manu or Tambopata, the crown jewels of the country’s Amazonian parks, get a jarring view of a muddy, cratered moonscape ... and then another ... and another in what the country boasts is its capital of biodiversity. While alluvial gold mining in the Amazon is probably older than the Incas, miners using motorized suction equipment, huge floating dredges and backhoes are plowing through the landscape on an unprece...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0315-ashe_goldmining_peru.html

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