19 Apr '11, 9pm

Demand for gold pushing deforestation in Peruvian Amazon

Demand for gold pushing deforestation in Peruvian Amazon

First strike against illegal gold mining in Peru: military destroys miners' boats (02/21/2011) Around a thousand Peruvian soldiers and police officers destroyed seven and seized thirteen boats used by illegal gold miners in the Peruvian Amazon, reports the AFP. The move is seen as a first strike against the environmentally destructive mining. Used to pump silt up from the river-bed, the boats are essential tools of the illegal gold mining trade which is booming in parts of the Amazon. Report: 90 oil spills in Peruvian Amazon over 3 years (03/03/2011) A new report has uncovered 90 oil spills by Pluspetrol in northern Peru's Amazon rainforest over the past 3 years. Covering two oil blocs—1-AB and 8—the report, complied by the Federation of Indigenous Communities of the Corrientes River (FECONACO), recorded 18 major oil spills in just the last year. "A week after the landmark...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0419-hance_peru_mining.html

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