Illegal gold rush destroying Amazon rainforest, study says

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By Anastasia Moloney
Reuters
Monday, December 10, 2018

BOGOTA, Colombia -- A rise in small-scale illegal gold mining is destroying swathes of the Amazon rainforest, according to research released today that maps the scale of the damage for the first time.

Researchers used satellite imagery and government data to identify at least 2,312 illegal mining sites across six countries in South America -- Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Venezuela. ...

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-latam-forests-mining/illegal-gold-rus...



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