MAAP #49: New Frontiers of Gold Mining in The Peruvian Amazon

November 2, 2016

In a series of articles, we have previously detailed the progress of gold mining deforestation in the southern Peruvian Amazon (mainly in the Madre de Dios region).

In the current report, we show the new gold mining frontiers in northern and central Peru (Image 49a): two cases in the region of Amazonas and a case in the buffer zone of El Sira Communal Reserve, in the Huanuco region.

Imagen 49a. Peru’s gold mining frontiers.
Imagen 49a. Peru’s gold mining frontiers.

Deforestation in these cases is still in its early stages, so there is still time to avoid larger-scale damage, as in the case of Madre de Dios.