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November 08 2013

Destruction of Peru's rainforest by illegal gold mining is twice as bad as experts thought -…

Destruction of Peru’s rainforest by illegal gold mining is twice as bad as experts thought - Americas - World - The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/destruction-of-perus-rainforest-by-illegal-gold-mining-is-twice-as-ba

The destruction of a global biodiversity hotspot deep in the Peruvian Amazon by illegal gold mining is twice as bad as previously thought, an authoritative new study using ground-breaking technology has revealed.

http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article8909382.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/31_Peru_Rainforest_AFP-v2.jpg

According to the report by the US-based Carnegie Institution for Science, 15,810 acres of rainforest in Peru’s Madre de Dios region, home to various nature and indigenous reserves as well as a booming eco-tourism industry, have vanished per year since the start of the 2008 global economic crisis.

#forêt #pérou #mines

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