Tambopata, Peru, illegal mining continues to threaten area’s environment

Posted on September 15, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Enviromental Issues, Peru, Politics

Tambopata National Reserve in Madre de Dios is seriously compromised by the excessive growth of illegal mining in the area in more than 15 miles from the Inter-Oceanic Highway, damaging agricultural and forest concessionaires whose lands have been invaded reaching lose because the violent invasion.
Rep. of the department of Madre de Dios Peru Earn popr, Amado Romero, former president of the mining concession of Mother of God, and holds several mining claims, has filed a bill seeking the repeal of emergency dectreto order, suspending 012 the mining petitions and prohibiting the use of dredges in the river, which would harm the environment. Read Article with video

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