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Peru’s illegal gold mining prompts public health emergency
 
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Peru’s illegal gold mining prompts public health emergency A study in the US has found that more than 500 kilometres of Peru's Amazon River is contaminated with mercury. For decades, illegal gold miners have been pouring thousands of tons of mercury into rivers. Peruvian officials now say nearly 50 thousand people, or 50 percent of the population of Madre de Dios may be affected. In May the government declared a state of emergency. Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reports from Madre de Dios, Peru. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 2642 Al Jazeera English
Illegal Mining in Madre de Dios
 
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This video makes a statement about the human & environmental impact of Gold mining in the Amazonian rain forest particularly of that in the Madre de Dios state of Peru. It was done as an assignment for a Tropical Ecology class.
Views: 368 Jerry Desmul
Peru Gold | Real destruction of illegal gold mines on Amazon rainforest revealed | Sunday Night
 
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There’s a vast stretch of the Amazon the Peruvians call Madre de Dios - Mother of God - but tragically these days, it looks more like something concocted by the devil. Once-pristine jungle has been stripped by illegal miners, leaving a desolate lunar landscape. It’s so lucrative, even drug lords are in on the act, switching from cocaine to gold - which makes this part of the world a very dangerous place indeed. Denham Hitchcock travels deep into the Amazon with Miss Peru to investigate a crime which could have a devastating effect on all of us. Here’s Denham Hitchcock. This story originally aired on the 14th April 2019. Subscribe to get new videos every week - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSgeCjcPYYZXR62Cykv43sA?sub_confirmation=1 Discover more Sunday Night stories - http://www.sundaynight.com.au Like Sunday Night’s Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/SundayNightOn7 Follow Sunday Night’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/SundayNightOn7 Follow Sunday Night’s Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/SundayNightOn7
Views: 6313 Sunday Night
Peru: Illegal Gold Miners Cause Deforestation in the Amazon
 
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Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/peru-gold-mining-deforestation-environment-health-risks-poverty In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on illegal gold mining in southeastern Peru, where one of the world's richest ecosystems is being mutilated by illegal gold miners. Deemed fortune hunters, illegal gold miners increasingly prey on the resources of the Madre De Dios region, transforming Peru's rainforests into mining towns and extending the problem deeper into the Amazon. Close to 30,000 people tied to illegal gold mining activity now call the region in Peru home. Specifically in the region's capital, Puerto Maldonado, and a nearby town, La Pampa, deforestation caused by illegal gold miners is on the rise, and with police efforts to halt the illegal gold mining proving futile, the destruction of Peru continues. The owners of farm and forestry concessions in Peru face a daily threat of invasion by illegal gold miners who claim to have mining rights to the land. The resulting illegal mining fosters criminal activities and destroys the natural resources of the region. Once illegal gold miners relocate, the land remains a barren desert of sand pits--a destroyed ecosystem carved out by deforestation. This report is part of the Pulitzer Center sponsored project "Peru's Gold Rush: Wealth and Woes" (http://bit.ly/yaU3Xb).
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Deforestation triples in Peru’s Madre de Dios between 2001-2016
 
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Deforestation in Peru’s Madre de Dios department more than tripled from 5,000 hectares in 2001, to 17,000 hectares in 2016, authorities say.
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Threats against indigenous peoples living in Madre de Dios region, Peru
 
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Road expansion into the Madre de Dios region in Peru and the following invasion of illegal loggers, miners and plantations is a significant threat for indigenous peoples living in the area as the deforestation and pollution are destroying their traditional way of living. This film is produced with the support of NICFI and it’s the first of three short films focusing on the indigenous peoples in the Madre de Dios region. Read more about indigenous peoples in Peru here https://www.iwgia.org/en/peru
Views: 183 IWGIAtube
Peru declares a state of emergency on illegal gold mining
 
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Illegal gold mining has been having a devastating effect on forests across South America for years. The Peruvian government recently launched a formidable operation to stop the epidemic. It’s called “Operation Mercurio.” A force of some 1800 police and military officers are behind the mission to stop the activity. The special forces were deployed to Peru’s Amazon. The habitat destruction caused by illegal gold mining has been so severe it’s unclear if the area can ever recover. The practice not only destroys the Amazon rainforest but drives modern-day slavery, human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children. Correspondent Dan Collyns travelled to Peru’s Madre De Dios. He reports on whether the government’s attempt to crackdown on the illicit industry can succeed after many others have failed. Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile http://america.cgtn.com/livenews Subscribe to CGTN America on YouTube Follow CGTN America: Twitter: @cgtnamerica Facebook: @cgtnamerica
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Peru’s No. 1 illegal export isn’t what you think it is
 
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Peru, the world’s largest producer of cocaine, has a new booming illicit business: gold. Visit us at: http://www.fusion.net Like us at: http://www.facebook.com/FusionNetwork Follow us at: http://twitter.com/thisisfusion View us: http://instagram.com/ThisIsFusion Read more: http://thisisfusion.tumblr.com/
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Illegal mining in Peruvian Amazon threatens environment
 
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Air force images show serious damage caused by illegal mining and deforestation in Peru's Amazonian Madre de Dios region.
Views: 94 AFP news agency
Peru News: New video shows environmental impact of illegal mining in Madre de Dios
 
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Illegal mining has always been an issue in Peru and without control the rainforests are at risk of destruction. more news, follow us: Web: http://goo.gl/Kuzn2Z Facebook: https://goo.gl/oupZUQ Twitter: https://goo.gl/ocz1sV Youtube: https://goo.gl/NoZNG8 G+: https://goo.gl/zH94fZ
Views: 26 Peru News Today
Conservation Issues in Madre de Dios
 
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Illegal Gold Mining and its effect on the Amazon
Views: 96 Hannah Smith
Peru News: Illegal miners are changing the flow of rivers in Madre de Dios
 
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Illegal miners have changed the course of the Malinowski River in their purist of gold. more news, follow us: Web: http://goo.gl/Kuzn2Z Facebook: https://goo.gl/oupZUQ Twitter: https://goo.gl/ocz1sV Youtube: https://goo.gl/NoZNG8 G+: https://goo.gl/zH94fZ
Views: 20 Peru News Today
Journey4Justice - Day 06 - Madre de Dios
 
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Journey4Justice Campaign takes Daniel Klopp and Voices4Peru team deep into the heart of the illegal gold mining zones where children of families hunting for gold have to walk 2 to 3 hours for school. Continue on the journey with Voices4peru at http://www.v4peru.com/j4j/ and see how you can change lives via your involvement.
Views: 34 Daniel Klopp
Madre De Dios | The Golden Rush
 
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Project 2 Narrative Hypothesis | Mapping: Geographic Representation + Speculation Sources: + http://www.actualidadambiental.pe/fiebremdd/ + https://www.nature.com/news/peru-battles-the-golden-curse-of-madre-de-dios-1.10857 + https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/26/world/americas/peru-illegal-gold-mining-latin-america.html + Google Earth Music: + Confusion / Popof
Views: 26 Eduardo Pelaez
Peru – Amazon Eaten Away by Illegal Mining
 
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The Amazon is being destroyed bit by bit by an explosion of tiny, unreported illegal gold mines. Approximately 415,000 acres of tropical sites were cleared for potential gold-mining activity between 2001 and 2013. A total of 55 illegal mines have been shut down since mid- July in the Peruvian Madre de Dios region, where around 60,000 hectares have already been lost due to illegal mining. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/peru-amazon-eaten-away-by-illegal-mining/
Views: 133 TeleSUR English
Illegal mining in Peru destroying Amazon
 
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Illegal gold miners in Peru are destroying thousands of hectares of the Amazon forest, home to some of the world's most important biodiversity. Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Madre de Dios in Peru. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
Views: 4873 Al Jazeera English
Peru sets up military bases in Amazon to fight illegal mining
 
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La Pampa (Peru), Mar 6 (EFE).- The Peruvian government is moving forward this week with a plan to fight illegal mining in the Amazonian region of Madre de Dios by establishing three military bases in the ravaged La Pampa area, which has been affected by deforestation and mercury pollution. POOL APEP FOOTAGE. Keywords: efe,peru,mining,military,bases
Views: 147 efeinternational
Soldados peruanos se mudan a Amazonía para proteger mina de oro
 
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(16 May 2019) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: ASSOCIATED PRESS – AP CLIENTS ONLY Madre de Dios, Peru – 30 March - 5 April, 2019 1.Drone shot of abandoned illegal mining shacks. Annotated text: Madre de Dios, Peru Illegal gold mining has decimated the Amazon leaving behind dead trees and toxic pools. Peru's government has tried unsuccessfully to chase away the illegal miners from the rainforest.      2. Still drone photo of toxic pools left behind by miners. 3.Drone footage of strip of land surrounded by polluted water, debris. Annotated text: Now the country's security forces are changing tactics. 4.Explosion of equipment used for illegal gold mining. 5.Police uncover motor used for mining. 6.SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Gustavo Cerdeña del Aguila MAJOR AND CHIEF OF THE BALATA OUTPOST "During patrol we found evidence that there might be a buried motor, we dug it out and so far, we have found five motors that were buried in the ground." 7.Drone footage of explosion of equipment used for illegal gold mining. 8.Drone still photo showing police inspecting a pool of polluted water, debris. Annotated text: Authorities have launched "Operation Mercury," destroying equipment they find and setting up long-term military bases. 9.Drone shot of police in small vehicles driving past devastated land. 10.Police officers in small vehicles driving uphill towards abandoned mine camp. 11.Officers unloading supplies from a helicopter. 12.SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Jorge Antonio Cotito Huallanca PERU'S NATIONAL POLICE "This second stage consists of the police staying here, prevent the return of the criminals, and begin the task of reforesting and that the real people with legal permits to work, may do so." 13.Still drone photo of abandoned illegal mining shacks. Annotated text: But some are concerned this new approach will fall short without a long-term solution for the miners. 14.SOUNDBITE (English) Jimena Diaz Leiva RESEARCHER "Ensuring a livelihood for these miners or for others in the region requires that you consider their well-being as well as what the future of the forests are." 15.Officer aboard helicopter watching rainforest devastated by illegal mining. 16.Drone shot of officers playing soccer inside their outpost. Annotated text: In the meantime, soldiers settle into a routine in their remote outposts. 17.Slow-motion shot of sunset 18.AP logo ender. STORYLINE: La extracción ilegal de oro ha diezmado al Amazonas, dejando atrás árboles muertos y depósitos tóxicos. El gobierno de Perú ha tratado sin éxito de expulsar a los mineros ilegales de la Amazonía. Ahora las fuerzas de seguridad peruanas están cambiando de táctica. SOUNDBITE – Gustavo Cerdeña del Águila, comandante Las autoridades lanzaron la operación "Mercurio 2019" para destruir equipo minero ilegal e instalar bases militares. SOUNDBITE  - José Antonio Cotito Huallanca, Policía Nacional Pero existe la preocupación de que este nuevo enfoque no resulte en una solución a largo plazo. SOUNDBITE – Jimena Díaz Leiva, investigadora Mientras tanto, los soldados se adaptan a sus lejanos destacamentos en la Amazonía. ===SOURCE: AP=== =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: [email protected] Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive​ Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/80b203b11dea4abe4aaf9c52769643e4
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Illegal mining in Peru destroying Amazon rainforest Part I
 
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Illegal gold miners in Peru are destroying thousands of hectares of the Amazon forest, home to some of the world's most important biodiversity. Biologists are working to save wildlife in the area, as their habitats are destroyed or endangered by the gold diggers. At the same time, stopping the mining is presenting a tough challenge for the government. In the final instalment of a three-part series, Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Madre de Dios in Peru. Source: AlJazeeraEnglish
Views: 1895 MiningNewsTodayTV
Peru News: Satellite images show illegal mining continues in Madre de Dios reserved zones
 
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Illegal mining advances in the Madre de Dios Tambopata National Reserve.
Views: 32 Peru News Today
Mercury & Mining in Madre de Dios
 
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Amazon Conservation Association: Water and Mercury Contamination in Madre de Dios, Peru. Spanish language.
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Peru’s military tries to curb illegal gold mining in Amazon - aerial footage
 
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(16 May 2019) LEAD IN: For a decade, a gold rush accelerated in Peru's Tambopata province, a center for an illicit activity that is among the most lucrative, and destructive, in the Amazonian wilderness. Security forces came and went; miners scattered and returned. Then Peru announced something different: It has installed permanent military bases in hopes of curbing not just illegal mining but also human trafficking and other associated crimes. STORY-LINE: By day, Peruvian police and soldiers search for and destroy equipment used by illegal gold miners in a part of the Amazon rainforest where mining has transformed once-dense foliage into a desert with dead trees and toxic pools. For a decade, a gold rush accelerated in Peru's Tambopata province, a center for an illicit activity that is among the most lucrative, and destructive, in the Amazonian wilderness. Security forces came and went; miners scattered and returned. Then Peru announced something different: It installed permanent military bases in hopes of curbing not just illegal mining but also human trafficking and other associated crimes. "Operation Mercury" began in February when authorities evicted thousands of illegal gold miners from the area and deployed hundreds of police and soldiers for the long term, lodging them in some cases in the same makeshift quarters once used by gold dealers. In March, the Associated Press observed "Operation Mercury" from the skies, using a camera-mounted drone. The men in uniform regularly patrol in vehicles and on motorcycles, though some miners emerge at night and there are concerns that others will wait for the military presence to subside, or simply relocate elsewhere. What is certain is the devastation left behind - partly because of the mercury used to separate gold from debris during excavation. Tens of thousands of acres (hectares) of rainforest have been destroyed. The area known as "La Pampa," which surrounds a national park and doesn't appear on state maps, has yielded roughly 25 tons of illegally mined gold a year, much more than the output of Yanacocha, Peru's most productive legal gold mine, according to the Peruvian government. Peru is the No. 1 producer of gold in Latin America. It is a pattern being repeated to varying degrees elsewhere in the Amazon, including in Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil. Fueled by rising global prices, illegal gold mining destroyed 92,000 square miles (238,000 square kilometers) of forest between 2000 and 2015, according to the Amazonian Network of Geo Referenced Socio-Environmental Information, a coalition of non-government groups that analyzed data from the Amazon in nine countries. The use of hundreds of tons of toxic mercury in illegal mining across the continent has raised concerns about health problems on affected land, some of which is occupied by indigenous people. One base occupied by security forces in La Pampa is surrounded by two lakes contaminated with mercury, as well as debris left by miners. The police and soldiers occasionally find machinery used by the illegal miners and blow it up with dynamite. They also destroy metal tubing used to mine gold. Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive​ Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/143e28a72d4f531b47446217ac8e0d92
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Peru News: State of emergency announced in Madre de Dios
 
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Health concerns regarding the local population has trigged a state of emergency in the region of Madre de Dios as mercury levels increase. more news, follow us: Web: http://goo.gl/Kuzn2Z Facebook: https://goo.gl/oupZUQ Twitter: https://goo.gl/ocz1sV Youtube: https://goo.gl/NoZNG8 G+: https://goo.gl/zH94fZ
Views: 25 Peru News Today
Illegal Mining In Peru Destroying Amazon Rainforest Part II
 
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Illegal gold miners in Peru are destroying thousands of hectares of the Amazon forest, home to some of the world's most important biodiversity. Biologists are working to save wildlife in the area, as their habitats are destroyed or endangered by the gold diggers. At the same time, stopping the mining is presenting a tough challenge for the government. In the final instalment of a three-part series, Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Madre de Dios in Peru.
Views: 882 MiningNewsTodayTV
Peru renews raids on illegal Amazonian gold mines - Daily Mail
 
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The raid on the town of La Pampa, in Peru's southeastern region of Madre de Dios, saw the destruction of hundreds of homes, shops, nightclubs and even brothels. It came as part of a government crackdown on illegal mining, which has drawn hundreds of thousands of workers to the region and destroyed 60,000 hectares of land in the last decade. No one realised how severe the damage was until a U.S.-Peruvian report released in 2013. The government has vowed to eradicate deforestation in Peru by 2021. Original Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3174243/Police-destroy-entire-TOWN-including-grocery-stores-nightclub-sprung-support-illegal-gold-miners-Peruvian-rainforest.html Original Video: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1201732/Peru-renews-raids-illegal-Amazonian-gold-mines.html Daily Mail Facebook: http://facebook.com/dailymail Daily Mail IG: http://instagram.com/dailymail Daily Mail Snap: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/Daily-Mail/8392137033 Daily Mail Twitter: http://twitter.com/MailOnline Daily Mail Pinterest: http://pinterest.co.uk/dailymail Daily Mail Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DailyMail/posts Get the free Daily Mail mobile app: http://dailymail.co.uk/mobile
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Police clashed with groups of illegal gold miners in southeast Peru on Tuesday, leaving one person d
 
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Police clashed with groups of illegal gold miners in southeast Peru on Tuesday, leaving one person dead and more than a dozen injured. Armed police officers used tear gas in an attempt to disperse a road block set up by the protesters. The miners have been blocking the main road through Mazuko, a town in the jungle region of Madre de Dios, since the end of March. They are protesting against a law which reduces their access to the fuel necessary to power machinery they use to illegally mine gold in the region. Peru considers the thousands of workers who mine for gold in prohibited areas like rivers and forests, as acting outside of the law. The majority of this type of mining occurs in the Madre de Dios region. The government has announced that after April 19, any of these thousands of miners who have not started a formalisation process, will be considered illegal. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/fe196f357d16a7c407ecd5a2c1c2f190 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Illegal mining in Peru destroying Amazon
 
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Illegal gold miners in Peru are destroying thousands of hectares of the Amazon forest, home to some of the world's most important biodiversity and animal life. Mariana Sanchez reports in the final installment of a three-part series.
Views: 3150 Al Jazeera English
Journey4Justice- Madre de Dios River
 
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Journey4Justice http://www.v4peru.com/j4j/ with Voices4Peru travels down into the region of la Pampa of Madre De Dios to investigate the illegal mining, exploitation of families exposed to deadly mercury poisoning. Mafia groups posed as companies would give families three month contracts with promises to pay them for mining for gold after three months, however, after, the three months had passed, the families were murdered. and the mafia groups left with the gold.
Views: 194 Daniel Klopp
Army bases set up in Peru to combat illegal mining
 
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(6 Mar 2019) The Peruvian government inaugurated on Tuesday the first of four military bases in ​​the southeastern Amazon to combat illegal mining, which has deforested tropical forests and contaminated them waters with mercury. The unprecedented move comes two weeks after authorities evicted thousands of illegal gold miners who were operating in the area. Each of the four bases is expected to house 100 soldiers, 50 police officers and a prosecutor. The first base is located in the Madre de Dios region. Minister of Defence Jose Huerta, during an inauguration ceremony that included planting dozens of trees, said that the government of President Martin Vizcarra is dedicated to "reforest" the area. More than half of Peru lies within the Amazon region, which has undergone a dramatic transformation as ranching and illegal mining have expanded. Peru is the main producer of gold in Latin America and the sixth worldwide. Experts estimate that up to 25 percent of annual gold production comes from illegal mining. Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive​ Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/52b80636c25f7c47ae21b22f96eadb3e
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Shocking images of environmental devastation in the Peruvian rainforest
 
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Güido Lombardi, a Peruvian journalist, tells in his news radio program at RPP Noticias the impressions that he got after overflying the affected areas by the illegal mining in Madre de Dios, in the Peruvian rainforest. These images where captured by the Carnegie Airborne Observatory.
Mire, como el gobierno de Perú, lucha contra la minería ilegal que destruye la Selva.
 
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Hemos recuperado el principio de autoridad en La Pampa, en Madre de Dios, zona afectada por la minería ilegal. Nuestro propósito es el desarrollo sostenible de la región y para ello hemos desplegado un trabajo intersectorial en la Reserva Nacional de Tambopata. 📝Conoce más aquí: http://ow.ly/sWK330o4k0X
Rio Madre de Dios Mining in Peru
 
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PBS Newshour video segment on mining in the River of the Mother of God in Peru. 8 min.
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Peru's environment minister talks about causes of deforestation
 
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Decades of illegal gold mining have transformed large expanses of virgin Peruvian rainforest into pocked, denuded, mercury-poisoned wastelands. Excavations to separate gold flecks from tons of earth have left holes big enough to swallow half a dozen buses. The ruined lands scar the southeastern region of Madre de Dios, a mecca of biodiversity whose natural marvels lure eco-tourists and where several tribes live in voluntary isolation. Most of the destruction has been done by invaders from outside the region, though thousands of them have left in recent months as the government has cracked down on illegal mining, dynamiting mining machinery, dismantling brothels and cutting off gasoline supplies. Illegal mining is the No. 2 cause of deforestation in Peru, after clear-cutting for agriculture, Environmental Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal said on the eve of the December 1-12 UN climate conference that his nation is hosting. "It is terrible for the nearly irremediable wounds it causes to the forest," he said. Peru is more than 60 percent rainforest and only Brazil has a larger share of the Amazon jungle, whose preservation is vital to mitigating global damage from climate change. Deforestation and land conversion account for about 40 percent of Peru's greenhouse gas emissions. The country has vowed to halt deforestation by 2021, and Norway in September pledged 300 (m) million US dollars toward that goal. Yet Peru's stewardship of its rainforest has been questioned by environmentalists, and deforestation appears to be on the rise. Peru lost an average of 770 square miles (1,995 square kilometres) of forest annually over the past two years, up from 490 square miles (1,270 square kilometres) a year during the previous decade, according to a preliminary study by the University of Maryland. As part of the agreement with Norway on halting deforestation, Peru said it would grant native communities ownership of a total of 19,300 square miles (5 (m) million hectares). Environmentalists say evidence shows that native communities are less likely to damage or destroy the areas in which they live, making them better stewards of the world's forests than governments or private interests. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0dbedf075e47ef60ad02bd8d5715ba99 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Journey4Justice Day 05- Illegal Mining
 
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Journey4Justice http://www.v4peru.com/j4j/ with Voices4Peru travels down into the region of la Pampa of Madre De Dios to investigate the illegal mining, exploitation of families exposed to deadly mercury poisoning. Mafia groups posed as companies would give families three month contracts with promises to pay them for mining for gold after three months, however, after, the three months had passed, the families were murdered. and the mafia groups left with the gold.
Views: 27 Daniel Klopp
Peru Aims to Tame Wildcat (Illegal) Mining: Miguel Cardozo
 
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Kitco News continues coverage of the 2011 PDAC in Toronto and speaks with Miguel Cardozo, Head of Peruvian Delegation, about the upcoming elections in Peru and about tackling the important issue of illegal mining, otherwise known as "wildcat mining"; Daniela Cambone reports. For more exclusive PDAC coverage visit http://www.kitco.com/pdac Join the discussion @ the Kitco Forums - http://www.kitcomm.com Follow us on twitter @ http://www.twitter.com/kitconewsnow Send your feedback to [email protected] http://www.kitco.com --- Agree? Disagree? Join the conversation @ The Kitco Forums and be part of the premier online community for precious metals investors: http://kitcomm.com -- Or join the conversation on social media: @KitcoNewsNOW on Twitter: http://twitter.com/kitconews --- Kitco News on Facebook: http://facebook.com/kitconews
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Peru Gold Mining
 
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This time sequence shows the movement of gold miners in the Peruvian Amazonian region of Madre de Dios, a world biodiversity hotspot. These images were created by combining monitoring data from the Carnegie Airborne Observatory (http://cao.carnegiescience.edu) and CLASlite (http://claslite.carnegiescience.edu). The work was accomplished jointly by Carnegie Institution scientists and the Peruvian Ministry of Environment.
Gold rush blight on Amazon jungle
 
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(12 Jun 2011) SHOTLIST NB: NO SLATE Madre de Dios - Recent, May 2011 1. Aerial shot of Madre de Dios 2. Wide of Rio Puquiri 3. Mid of workers on boats 4. Mid of raft carrying fuel tank to area of gold extraction 5. Close-up of boat 6. Wide of workers 7. Zoom out from flower to workers wetting ground that will be sucked to extract gold 8. Close-up of water 9. Ramp where gold is deposited with other minerals 10. Close-up of worker 11. Close-up of ramp 12. Various of bulldozers 13. Close-up of heron close to zone of extraction 14. Set up shot of Hueputhe Mayor, Gelman Villegas 15. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Gelman Villegas, Mayor of Hueputhe: "The fault is not entirely with the mine workers, it is partially with the state, which in the beginning, while giving the space and concessions to the miners, did not clearly establish the rules of play." 16. Wide of trucks in mining area 17. Various of stones passing through ramp 18. Various of workers shaking mud inside plastic rugs 19. Wide of trucks in mining area 20. Travelling shot of raft carrying fuel to mine Lima - 22 May 2011 21. Set up shot of Peruvian Environment Minister Antonio Brack 22. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Antonio Brack, Peruvian Environment Minister "In the poor mountain ranges in the Madre de Dios, there are gold washers who deal with one gram of gold (a gram costs about 50 dollars), that is 20 grams in a month. That is a fortune for them, because they come from an area where if someone makes 3 dollars a day, that is a lot." Madre de Dios - Recent, May 2011 (exact date unavailable) 23. Wide of area where gold is bought 24. Mid shot of sign 25. Various of store-worker showing gold 26. Close-up of worker putting gold into bowl to weigh 27. Close-up of gold in bowl STORYLINE: A gold rush that accelerated with the onset of the 2008 global recession is compounding the woes of the Amazon basin, laying waste to Peruvian rain forest and spilling tons of toxic mercury into the air and water. With gold's price soaring globally as the metal became a hedge against financial uncertainty, the army of small-scale miners in the state of Madre de Dios has swelled to some 40-thousand. The result: Diesel exhaust sullies the air, trees are toppled to get at the sandy, gold-flecked earth and the scars inflicted on the land are visible on satellite photos. The work is dangerous and produces a fifth of Peru's overall annual yield of roughly 175 metric tons of gold that make this country the world's Number 5 producer. The mining also is almost entirely illegal. The situation in the south eastern state of Madre de Dios, which borders Brazil and Bolivia, is mirrored in dozens of the countries where gold is similarly mined, and where the desperately poor often end up working for the most unsavory of opportunists. Government controls are mostly futile. Neighbouring Colombia and Ecuador have mounted crackdowns in the past year, Ecuador's military last month dynamited 67 pieces of heavy equipment, but when authorities depart, the diggers troop back and work resumes. In Madre de Dios, the informal production is unrecorded, untaxed and carried out on public lands where claims are awarded by regional officials, many of them grown rich in the process. As the industry has grown, heavy machinery has moved in bearing Caterpillar, Volvo and other international trademarks into a state the size of Portugal, whose remotest reaches are believed inhabited by uncontacted Indian tribes. In February the Peruvian navy dynamited 13 dredges which, working in violation of a government ban, were choking the Madre de Dios river with silt, killing plants and destroying habitats. The state prides itself on its biodiversity and attracts eco-tourists for its monkeys, macaws and anacondas. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/5c97c8c0f5310031b39fc0b5a4d538bf Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Scientists help prevent further destruction of Peru’s Amazon forest
 
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Peru contains the second largest part of the Amazon Rainforest. But illegal logging and mining have wiped out a big chunk of it. Now, scientists are offering solutions to prevent further degradation. The most bio-diverse ecosystem in Peru’s Amazon region is the Madre de Dios. It’s also one of the most under threat from deforestation. The past decade has been especially devastating for the region. Correspondent Dan Collyns visited the area to survey the damage. He also spoke to some scientists who are finding innovative ways to fight back. In 2011, a 2.8 billion dollar project called the Interoceanic Highway was completed to link farms in the Amazon. The roadway cuts across Madre de Dios and has made the once-remote area more accessible to civilians. Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile http://america.cgtn.com/livenews Subscribe to CGTN America on YouTube Follow CGTN America: Twitter: @cgtnamerica Facebook: @cgtnamerica Google+: CctvamericaTvnews
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Gold Mining Ravages Perú - 2nd Release
 
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NOTE: An earlier version of this video was inadvertently released without credits. We apologize for the error. For the first time, researchers have been able to map the true extent of gold mining in the biologically diverse region of Madre De Dios in the Peruvian Amazon. The team, led by Greg Asner, combined field surveys with airborne mapping and high-resolution satellite monitoring to show that the geographic extent of mining has increased 400% from 1999 to 2012 and that the average annual rate of forest loss has tripled since the Great Recession of 2008. Until this study, thousands of small, clandestine mines that have boomed since the economic crisis have gone unmonitored.
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Peru launches offensive against wildcat gold mining
 
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(20 Feb 2019) The Peruvian government launched a military crackdown against wildcat gold mining operations in the country's Amazon region. President Martin Vizcarra signed an emergency decree for operation to take place in the Madre de Dios region on Tuesday, close to Peru's borders with Brazil and Bolivia where gold mining has taken a strong foothold, destroying some 10,000 hectares (100 km) of jungle. Mercury contamination is extremely high throughout the region where studies carried out by Stanford University and others have found high levels of the toxic element in people, rivers and fish. The two year military operation is scheduled to take place in three phases.   During the first phase there will be direct military intervention throughout the region with support and training for local police, followed by installation of three military bases to keep the estimated 5,000 miners who had been operation there, from returning. The third phase of the operation will deal solely with replanting the area with trees in a massive reforestation effort. Peru is Latin America's largest producer of gold and an estimated 15 percent of the country's output is believed to be extracted illegally with little concern for the environment Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive​ Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e1b638a5e62790c59814985ef73f3ba9
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Peruvian Miners' Hard Life Now Tinged With Fear
 
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Illegal gold miners sweat through 28-hour shifts in the malarial jungle of the Madre de Dios region of southeastern Peru, braving the perils of collapsing earth and limb-crushing machinery to come up with a few grams of gold. Most wildcat miners hail from impoverished highlands communities and barely earn subsistence wages..and life is cheap in the mining camps. Peru's government declared all informal mining illegal on April 19 and began a crackdown. Troops even destroyed the outboard motors of canoes used to ferry mining equipment across the Inambari river. http://news.yahoo.com/ap-photos-miners-hard-life-now-tinged-fear-040545934.html http://www.wochit.com
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Employee killed, tourists held hostage in Peru
 
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(21 Feb 2019) Criminals killed a hotel employee and held tourists hostage in a luxury hotel in the Peruvian Amazon, a region dominated for more than a decade by illegal mining. An administrator of the Inkaterra ecological luxury hostel told local media that several criminals entered the hotel's safe on Tuesday night. Tour guide Elias Huamani tried to confront them, but was shot dead. His body was brought to shore by a navy boat on Wednesday. His sister Angela Leon Huamani, who was waiting on the shore of Maldonado, demanded justice for her brother. The regional governor told local media that the criminals briefly held hostage 40 Chinese tourists and 30 Americans, without harming them. "This has widespread repercussions on tourism, on the tourism sector," a woman who works in tourism said, adding that authorities have to protect those who work in the sector from such attacks. The luxurious lodge is located 40 minutes by boat from the regional capital of Puerto Maldonado. Tourists were evacuated by boat to Puerto Maldonado before being escorted to vans that were awaiting. A day prior, the government had sent more than 1,000 police agents and hundreds of soldiers to evict more than 5,000 illegal gold miners who had invaded more than 10,000 green hectares of land. Madre de Dios, which borders Brazil and Bolivia, is one of the Amazon's richest regions with biodiversity, but a decade ago it began suffering from a gold rush that has led to the deforestation of thousands of hectares of forests and the presence of criminal gangs. Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive​ Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/12d5e263c2774151d924578487b0c688
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‘Monkey Eco Art in the Amazon Rainforest’ by Eco Art Installations (October 2014)
 
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www.ecoartinstallations.org Sue the orphaned howler monkey in this art project, was rescued after her mother was allegedly shot for meat by illegal gold miners in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. According to former environmental minister Antonio Brack Egg, gold mining has devastated nearly 370,000 acres of the Peruvian Amazon. How do we, as a global community, begin to address the need to balance sustainable use of forest resources with the economic needs of the community? Fine art prints and photos of this artwork can be purchased at www.saatchiart.com/ecoartinstallations The region of Madre de Dios in the Peruvian Amazon is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, but since 2000 deforestation has dramatically increased endangering all of us. Much of this is due to the Illegal gold mining and logging prevalent in the region. Sue (the monkey) lives in a leafy, eco resort called Anaconda Lodge. To the hum of wildlife the screech of sawmills intrudes eerily, with a wood factory run by mafia less than a 100 metres away that caters to the European, American and Chinese wood market. A sign ‘Basurero’ meaning ‘landfill’ in English hangs outside the wood factory, ambiguously called ‘Nature’. As with many ‘developing countries’, recycling and setting up green initiatives such as Edmonton, Canada's ‘Waste-to-Biofuel’ facility are still seemingly far off. Governments, factories and consumers have the power to change this. The 30.000 illegal gold miners in Madre de Dios come from some of the poorest economic backgrounds in Peru. Many of these people are managed by mafia at the Rio Huaypetue mine - one of the largest open-pit gold mines in Peru. Rio Huaypetue is an epicentre of environmental damage and human trafficking; such as child labour and prostitution. According to the Carnegie Amazon Mercury Ecosystem Project, miners have released 30 tons of mercury into the country’s rivers and lakes, which is entering the food chain and having a detrimental impact on wildlife and the health of people. Rainforest Alliance offer a possible antidote, as they have proven that communities can keep forests standing whilst improving local livelihoods. ‘Monkey Eco Art in the Amazon Rainforest’ by Eco Art Installations was created from locally sourced leaves, flowers, seeds and trash; including egg boxes and a juice cartoon. The large bijao leaves acted as a canvas for this Eco art collage. Bijao leaves are traditionally used in Peruvian cooking as biodegradable packaging for a chicken, spice and rice dish called Juanes. The seeds that were crushed and mixed with water to create vermillion red paint for face and monkey paw painting were sourced from the achiote tree. The achiote has long been used by American Indians to make body paint, especially for the lips, which is the origin of the plant’s nickname, lipstick tree. This artwork was created by Eco Art Installations - a Non-Profit Enterprise focused on creating eco art that inspires, whilst raising awareness of ecological and human issues Worldwide. The artists included: Sue (the Monkey), Char Evans ,Christine Ashley Guckert and Anthony Zaccone of Gypsy Voyager and Kamran Pakseresht of KamranJon. Special thanks to: Mauri Vazquez, Nikki Robertson, James Merry of G-Nome I be Merry, Jose Halanocca, Jelena Savinen, Donald and Wadee Traevis of Anaconda Lodge Eco Art Installations can be followed via: www.ecoartinstallations.org www.facebook.com/ecoartinstallations www.twitter.com/ecoartinstall Music: This is Your Latin Heart AC2 from Animation Music by Music For Your Media
Reportaje sobre minería informal en Madre de Dios, Perú - 01/Set./2013
 
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Emitido en el programa periodístico dominical Cuarto Poder de América Televisión, Perú.
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CAO Footage: Peruvian Gold Mine
 
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The Carnegie Airborne Observatory, in conjunction with the Peruvian Ministry of Environment, imaged the ecological impacts of gold mining in Madre de Dios region of Peru. This CAO image shows forest canopy in green, and different levels of forest degradation and loss in brown.
Amazon rainforest volunteer Taricaya Perú
 
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This is Taricaya. In the Amazon Rainforest of Madre de Dios Peru human activities like gold mining, logging, farming, illegal human settlements, etc. destroy thousands of hectares every year and kill millions of life forms that are interconnected to create this incredible biodiverse ecosystem that essential for every human well-being in the planet. Since 2001, Taricaya Ecological Reserve protects 500ha of rainforest and develops different projects towards wildlife research and action for conservation. The Taricaya team is a group of local and foreign entrepreneurs, biologists, veterinarians and nature specialists living in the Lodge and working in the different projects within the Reserve. Volunteers from around the world, connected by the same passion of caring for the Amazon, stay in Taricaya and join the team to experience the jungle in a unique way by helping in the daily activities.
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Gold Mining Ravages Perú - 1st Release
 
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NOTE: This video was inadvertently released without credits. A later version with credits is now available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfwdFtk-GC4 For the first time, researchers have been able to map the true extent of gold mining in the biologically diverse region of Madre De Dios in the Peruvian Amazon. The team, led by Greg Asner, combined field surveys with airborne mapping and high-resolution satellite monitoring to show that the geographic extent of mining has increased 400% from 1999 to 2012 and that the average annual rate of forest loss has tripled since the Great Recession of 2008. Until this study, thousands of small, clandestine mines that have boomed since the economic crisis have gone unmonitored.
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Peru: Using Theater to Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking
 
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Students in the remote Madre de Dios region of Peru participate in a theater competition to raise awareness about human trafficking, with support provided by IOM and the Regional Education Directorate. The activity was part of La Caravana de la Vida – The Life Caravan – an IOM-led project that aimed to bring health care and awareness on human trafficking to the remote Amazonian region of Madre de Dios where illegal mining is taking place. More info: http://goo.gl/45k8X8
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