20 Apr '11, 4pm

Rising Gold Prices Mean Deforestation in Peruvian Amazon Up 600%

Rising Gold Prices Mean Deforestation in Peruvian Amazon Up 600%

gold prices continuing to rise (now at a new record of $1500/ounce): Deforestation in parts of the Peruvian Amazon have increased up to 600% since 2003. That's according to a new study in PLoS ONE , which shows how unregulated mining in Peru, done by small-scale miners just trying to support their families has caused approximately 15,200 acres of previously pristine forest to be cleared between 2003-2009, with a marked uptick since 2006.

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