Mining News Watch #15
April 2, 2015
- Antonio Fernández Jeri has been appointed as the new High Commissioner of Mining Formalization and the Interdiction of Illegal Mining.
- The Amazon Conservation Association issued a new map showing that gold mining-driven deforestation grew by 226.5 hectares (560 acres) between October 2014 and February 2015 in the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve.
- A new report found that miners from Ecuador are using a series of underground tunnels to smuggle illegal gold from the Amazonas department of Peru.