27 Feb '12, 1pm

Tourism for biodiversity in Tambopata

Tourism for biodiversity in Tambopata

In the last several years Peru has suffered violations of reserves by large industries. In 2009 indigenous protestors against oil development and the Peruvian military personnel clashed leading to causalities on both sides, and more recently gold mining companies have clashed with locals and activists in the Madre de Dios region. It seems that as minerals and fossil fuels become scarce and expensive, indigenous people and wilderness regions are quickly becoming conflict hot-spots. What measures do you see as vital for the protection of these regions and their inhabitants in the near future?

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0227-king_interview_faunafo...

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