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🇵🇪Gold at any cost: Illegal mining in Peru | TechKnow
 
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For more than 50 million years, the Amazon rainforest has been a cradle of life. Its pristine forests, however, are increasingly under threat due to illegal gold mining. TechKnow's Phil Torres heads to La Pampa, the buffer zone of Tambopata National Reserve, to witness how illegal mining is turning forests into toxic wastelands. There, more than 100,000 acres of rainforest have been cleared. - Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check out our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Gold Miners in Guyana Are Destroying the Amazon (2008)
 
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Hidden Gold Rush (2008): For the local Guyanese, mining gold is one of the few sources of income available to them - but it comes with a heavy environmental cost. For similar stories, see: The Controversial Road Destroying The Amazon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQPC6MHjAyw The Brazilian Locals Fighting Back Against Illegal Logging in the Amazon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k82WytYKoKM What Is The Human Cost Of Gold? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgIQj761YH8 Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/3786 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures As more and more investors turn to gold, Guyana'’s rainforests are paying a heavy price. After more than a decade of illegal mining, the country is facing an environmental disaster. "First the miners burn down the rainforest. Then they dig a giant crater, hosing away the muddy earth and polluting rivers and forests." There are over a thousand illegal mines like this in French Guyana. They’'re steadily destroying the rainforest’'s ecosystem. "“They will never be able to stop it because the jungle is so big and we are so tenacious”," states one miner. Most of this illegal gold is mixed together with gold from other sources and ends up abroad. "“There needs to be much greater political impetus behind regulating this very destructive trade”," states MEP Caroline Lucas. But how do you regulate an industry if the origins of its products are untraceable? Production Company – Ref. 3786 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Peru: Illegal Gold Miners Cause Deforestation in the Amazon
 
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Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/peru-gold-mining-deforestation-environment-health-risks-poverty In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on illegal gold mining in southeastern Peru, where one of the world's richest ecosystems is being mutilated by illegal gold miners. Deemed fortune hunters, illegal gold miners increasingly prey on the resources of the Madre De Dios region, transforming Peru's rainforests into mining towns and extending the problem deeper into the Amazon. Close to 30,000 people tied to illegal gold mining activity now call the region in Peru home. Specifically in the region's capital, Puerto Maldonado, and a nearby town, La Pampa, deforestation caused by illegal gold miners is on the rise, and with police efforts to halt the illegal gold mining proving futile, the destruction of Peru continues. The owners of farm and forestry concessions in Peru face a daily threat of invasion by illegal gold miners who claim to have mining rights to the land. The resulting illegal mining fosters criminal activities and destroys the natural resources of the region. Once illegal gold miners relocate, the land remains a barren desert of sand pits--a destroyed ecosystem carved out by deforestation. This report is part of the Pulitzer Center sponsored project "Peru's Gold Rush: Wealth and Woes" (http://bit.ly/yaU3Xb).
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Peru’s No. 1 illegal export isn’t what you think it is
 
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Peru, the world’s largest producer of cocaine, has a new booming illicit business: gold. Visit us at: http://www.fusion.net Like us at: http://www.facebook.com/FusionNetwork Follow us at: http://twitter.com/thisisfusion View us: http://instagram.com/ThisIsFusion Read more: http://thisisfusion.tumblr.com/
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NEED TO KNOW | Illegal gold mining in the Amazon | PBS
 
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http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/environment/video-the-price-of-gold-illegal-gold-mining-in-the-amazon/11114/ With the price of gold at an all-time high, veteran war photographer Ron Haviv documents the environmental destruction illegal gold mining has caused in the Peruvian Amazon. Need to Know visited the Phoenix suburbs. Need to Know airs Fridays on PBS. Watch full-length episodes of Need to Know at http://video.pbs.org/program/1458405365/
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Gold at the Amazon's expense - 08 Jun 08
 
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Thousands of gold miners have flocked to Brazil's Amazon rainforest to find their fortune. Now, only about 1,000 miners remain, still hoping there's more gold to be found. But their mining activities are leaving behind a trail of destruction across the rainforest. Gabriel Elizondo reports.
Views: 41539 Al Jazeera English
Americas Now— Time is dust: Peru's illegal gold mining 03/07/2016
 
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Thousands of small-time miners are digging up and destroying the Peruvian Amazon. The police and army are after them. Environmentalists the world around condemn them. It’s a disaster and its only getting worse. But what do the miners themselves have to say? For more: http://peru.cctv-america.com/ Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CCTVcomInternational Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cctvcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/cctv Instagram: http://instagram.com/cctvenglish
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Mapping the Damage Caused by Gold Mining in the Amazon
 
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Carnegie Airborne Observatory ecologist Dr. Greg Asner at the Carnegie Institution for Science. Full video: https://youtu.be/SZCbvJDN2y4
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Golden Amazon (full documentary)
 
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The woods are running along the Amazon due to illegal trafficking. This episode of the series examines the clandestine exploitation of certain resources of the Amazon. Along with the problems arising from the spoliation timber know fishing and illegal sale of Pirarucú, freshwater fish's largest planet, endangered today. Seems that conquering spirit is still alive and there are many who believe that the forest is a place to get rich. In this chapter we will visit famous as Serra Pelada gold deposits and discover the impact that caused this reef, and exhausted today, but whose mines killed hundreds of prospectors, gold prospectors.
Time is Dust: Illegal gold mining in Peru
 
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Thousands of small-time miners are digging up and destroying the Peruvian Amazon. The police and army are after them. Environmentalists the world around condemn them. It’s a disaster and its only getting worse. But what do the miners themselves have to say? Hear what they have to say - and see how they live and work - on an unprecedented journey into the illegal mines. Where crooks and killers toil alongside otherwise honest men in search of gold – and a way out of life-threatening poverty. See more: http://peru.cctv-america.com/ Watch CCTV America LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile www.cctvamericalive.com Subscribe to CCTV America on YouTube: CCTVAmerica1 Follow CCTV America: Twitter: @cctv_america Facebook: CCTVAmerica Google+: CctvamericaTvnews »» Watch CCTV America «« Washington, DC (and greater area) • MHz - Channel 3 • COMCAST (Xfinity) - Channel 273 • FIOS - Channel 277 New York City • Time Warner - Channel 134 • FiOS (Verizon) - Channel 277 Los Angeles • Charter Cable - Channel 562 • Time Warner - Channel 155 Satellite Nationwide • DISH TV - Channel 279
Views: 9451 CGTN America
The fight against illegal gold mining in French Guiana
 
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Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN In French Guiana, illegal gold mining has been thriving for decades. Fuelled by clandestine workers from neighbouring Suriname and Brazil, this criminal enterprise has reached near-industrial proportions, destroying thousands of hectares of precious rainforest. But lately, the French armed forces have been cracking down on this illegal activity. FRANCE 24's Nicolas Pouillot reports on their efforts. A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Florence Viala. http://www.france24.com/en/reportages Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en
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Peru's dirty gold - TechKnow
 
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The Amazon rainforest is home to 10 percent of the world's known species, and its ancient trees remove millions of tons of carbondioxide per year from the atmosphere. Its pristine forests, however, are increasingly under threat. The soil underneath some of the rainforests is laced with gold, and each year, thousands of kilometres of the Amazon rainforest are devastated by illegal gold mining. In Peru, where the rainforest covers about 60 percent of the country, illegal mining operations threaten local communities and turn swathes of rainforest into barren waste sites. So what are the consequences of illegal mining for local communities and the ecosystem? What can be done to stop the destruction of the rainforest? And what happens to the dirty gold once it leaves Peru? - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 133370 Al Jazeera English
The Devastating Effects Of Gold Mining
 
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How Algae Could Change The Fossil Fuel Industry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCNkmi7VE0I » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Gold has been a valuable commodity for centuries, but the process to obtain it has dangerous costs. So what is true price of gold? Learn More: National Geographic: The Real Price of Gold http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/01/gold/larmer-text/3 Business Insider: The Cost Of Mining An Ounce Of Gold http://www.businessinsider.com/the-cost-of-mining-gold-2013-6 Al Jazeera: The true price of gold http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/techknow/articles/2015/6/4/the-true-price-of-gold.html More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Gold Lures Illegal Miners to Peru's Rainforests
 
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Click for more: http://to.pbs.org/uIvJkW In southeastern Peru, where the Andes Mountains meet the Amazon, lies one of the world\'s richest ecosystems and the destructive lure of gold. In a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on illegal gold mining in Peru.
Views: 8303 PBS NewsHour
Pollution in the Amazon Rainforest from Illegal Gold Mining
 
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In 2015 I spent three weeks in the wilds of Peru making a documentary about illegal gold mining in the Amazon rainforest for VICELAND. Something went wrong in the US office and it was never released, but I do have this bit of footage. I was given a ride through the polluted area of the rainforest that had been destroyed due to the liquid mercury the miners pour into the environment. - jakehanrahan.com
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Gold Mining in the Amazon Basin
 
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FLVS Earth/Space Science Honors Rocks and Minerals as Resources Assessment
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Stop gold mining in the Amazon
 
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Claudio Maretti, leader of WWF's Living Amazon Initiative, calls for a stop to gold mining in the Amazon. Join us in saving the Amazon: http://wwf.panda.org/amazon
Views: 1205 WWF International
A Toxic Legacy: Gold Mining in Peru
 
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Find more Earth Focus content at https://www.linktv.org/earthfocus Earth Focus profiles the new film Amazon Gold that depicts the apocalyptic destruction of the rainforest in pursuit of illegally mined gold and the health impacts of mercury pollution, a by-product of gold mining. Amazon Gold reaffirms the importance of the rainforest as a repository of biological diversity and the global implications of its destruction.
Views: 31721 Link TV
EF105/C BRAZIL - GOLD AND MERCURY
 
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(31 Jul 1988) STORY Uncontrolled gold mining in Brazil is leading to contamination of the rivers of the Amazon rainforest. Mercury, which is used in the extraction, is polluting rivers and poisoning the Indians who live nearby. Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive​ Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/346a231354383f84712f6dc9c40b4582
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Brazil under fire over Amazon forest mining decree
 
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Brazil's government is scrambling to respond to public outcry after it dismantled a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up the area to mining. The National Reserve of Copper and Associates (Renca) banned mining in roughly 46,000 square km of Amazon rainforest, an area larger than Denmark. It was set up in 1984 by the then military government to reserve its mineral resources for future extraction rather to protect the forest. The area, which straddles the northern states of Amapa and P… READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2017/08/29/brazil-under-fire-over-amazon-forest-mining-decree What are the top stories today? Click to watch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSyY1udCyYqBeDOz400FlseNGNqReKkFd euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=euronews euronews is available in 13 languages: https://www.youtube.com/user/euronewsnetwork/channels In English: Website: http://www.euronews.com/news Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/euronews Twitter: http://twitter.com/euronews Google+: http://google.com/+euronews VKontakte: http://vk.com/en.euronews
Views: 1511 euronews (in English)
Illegal mining in Peru destroying Amazon rainforest Part I
 
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Illegal gold miners in Peru are destroying thousands of hectares of the Amazon forest, home to some of the world's most important biodiversity. Biologists are working to save wildlife in the area, as their habitats are destroyed or endangered by the gold diggers. At the same time, stopping the mining is presenting a tough challenge for the government. In the final instalment of a three-part series, Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Madre de Dios in Peru. Source: AlJazeeraEnglish
Views: 1853 MiningNewsTodayTV
Gold mining in the Amazon rain forest (German with Portuguese subtitles)
 
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A film of Pforzheim University in cooperation with Baden TV (Oct. 2013)
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Ross Kemp: Battle for the Amazon - Drug Production & Gold Mining in Peru | Ross Kemp Extreme World
 
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Ross heads to Peru to investigate the impact drug production and gold mining has on the Amazon Rainforest. Whilst there, he discovers how the global demand for drugs wreaks its own local destruction and how the rise in the price of gold has lead to people destroying the environment just to earn a living. Be sure to subscribe for more incredible clips and full episodes, click here: http://bit.ly/10d7UKK Ross Kemp Extreme World is the home of your favourite Ross Kemp series, including Ross Kemp On Pirates, Ross Kemp On Gangs, Ross Kemp In Afghanistan and Ross Kemp On The Frontline, as well as some of the most hard-hitting, jaw-dropping interviews and scenes. Have a favourite clip of Ross Kemp? Let us know in the comments!
Illegal Gold Mining is Destroying South American Rainforests
 
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What's destroying the South American rainforest? Most people would point to agriculture, cattle operations, and a booming population. But researchers are starting to recognize another threat: Gold mining . According to a new study , gold mining razed 650 square miles of tropical forest in South America between 2001 and 2013. That may not sound like a lot — the area is about the size of Hong Kong — the devastation is far greater than just the loss in forest cover. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/cV1OIjwRo70/ http://www.wochit.com
Views: 939 Wochit News
Illegal mining in Peruvian Amazon threatens environment
 
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Air force images show serious damage caused by illegal mining and deforestation in Peru's Amazonian Madre de Dios region.
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Peru’s illegal gold mining prompts public health emergency
 
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Peru’s illegal gold mining prompts public health emergency A study in the US has found that more than 500 kilometres of Peru's Amazon River is contaminated with mercury. For decades, illegal gold miners have been pouring thousands of tons of mercury into rivers. Peruvian officials now say nearly 50 thousand people, or 50 percent of the population of Madre de Dios may be affected. In May the government declared a state of emergency. Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reports from Madre de Dios, Peru. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 2433 Al Jazeera English
Illegal Mining In Peru Destroying Amazon Rainforest Part II
 
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Illegal gold miners in Peru are destroying thousands of hectares of the Amazon forest, home to some of the world's most important biodiversity. Biologists are working to save wildlife in the area, as their habitats are destroyed or endangered by the gold diggers. At the same time, stopping the mining is presenting a tough challenge for the government. In the final instalment of a three-part series, Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Madre de Dios in Peru.
Views: 875 MiningNewsTodayTV
Gold Rush in the Amazon
 
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Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/south-america/gold-guns-and-garimpeiros Gold is always a good business. It never goes bankrupt or needs a bail-out. Gold is the go-to investment when financial markets suffer. For the last few years, as "Western" Markets have sank, gold prices, predictably, have soared, reaching record high values. Consequently, gold mining increases. In France, Brazilians make their way illegally into French Guiana, crossing rivers nightly into Europe's Amazon, to mine for gold. French Gendarme battle illegal Brazilian miners (garimpeiros) daily. Patrolling rivers, aerial surveillance and foot patrols through the dense Amazon forest, the Gendarme try to mitigate the environmental damage done to Europe's only rainforest. Meanwhile, Brazilian garimpeiros, an estimated 30,000, live clandestinely throughout the jungle in an archipelago of mining camps and mines, both large and small. Miners bring materials, petrol, chicken, engine parts, 4-wheeler ATVs, even earth-moving tractors and trucks, up rivers and small creeks in wooden canoes. Everything in the jungle is paid with gold, a plate of rice and beans, a cold beer, a prostitute. This report is part of Pulitzer Center-sponsored project "Gold, Guns and Garimpeiros" (http://bit.ly/z3xh3b).
Views: 8733 Pulitzer Center
Illegal mining in Peru destroying Amazon
 
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Illegal gold miners in Peru are destroying thousands of hectares of the Amazon forest, home to some of the world's most important biodiversity and animal life. Mariana Sanchez reports in the final installment of a three-part series.
Views: 3053 Al Jazeera English
Destruction From Illegal Gold Mining
 
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Brazil probes ‘Amazon massacres’ by illegal miners
 
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Authorities in Brazil are investigating the reported massacre of up to 10 members of an isolated Amazonian tribe. It is believed that the indigenous people were killed by gold miners, who reportedly bragged about the attack afterwards. Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from the Javari valley. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 5982 Al Jazeera English
Peruvian amazon destruction through illegal gold mining
 
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This has many implications.
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Illegal mining in Peru destroying Amazon
 
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Illegal gold miners in Peru are destroying thousands of hectares of the Amazon forest, home to some of the world's most important biodiversity. Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Madre de Dios in Peru. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
Views: 4782 Al Jazeera English
Illegal Mining Poisons Brazilian Amazon Communities
 
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During the gold extraction process, illegal mining companies in the Brazilian Amazon pollute rivers with mercury. This is affecting the water and food sources of over 19 Yanomami and Yekuana indigenous communities. http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/illegal-mining-poisons-brazilian-amazon-communities/
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Eyes of the Amazon | Ep. 1 | Now What
 
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There is a heated fight against global warming in the Amazon Rain Forest, where illegal gold mining and logging is causing massive deforestation. Now, an unassuming inventor from North Carolina has teamed up with local conservationists in Peru to deploy a brand new weapon in the fight to save precious land. Subscribe to HuffPost today: http://goo.gl/xW6HG Executive Producers Ryan Duffy & Austin Reza | DP & Producer Harris Done | Story Producer Alexandra Stergiou | Edited by Brent Wiggins Get More HuffPost Read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ Like: https://www.facebook.com/HuffingtonPost Follow: https://twitter.com/HuffingtonPost
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Uncontacted Amazon tribe endangered by illegal gold miners
 
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Anthropologists in Brazil have released a set of rare photos of an uncontacted Amazon tribe in an effort to save the group from the encroachment of illegal gold miners. The aerial photos show a clearing in the jungle where the Yanonami-Moxihatetema indigenous group has built a communal house. The group lives deep in the Amazon and has avoided contact with the outside world for generations. Activists said they released the photos, which were shot from a plane in September, in an effort to alert the world about the existence of the group and the risk they’re facing. http://fusion.net/story/371107/activists-release-rare-photos-of-lost-amazon-tribe-thats-being-threatened-by-gold-miners/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Peru renews raids on illegal Amazonian gold mines - Daily Mail
 
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The raid on the town of La Pampa, in Peru's southeastern region of Madre de Dios, saw the destruction of hundreds of homes, shops, nightclubs and even brothels. It came as part of a government crackdown on illegal mining, which has drawn hundreds of thousands of workers to the region and destroyed 60,000 hectares of land in the last decade. No one realised how severe the damage was until a U.S.-Peruvian report released in 2013. The government has vowed to eradicate deforestation in Peru by 2021. Original Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3174243/Police-destroy-entire-TOWN-including-grocery-stores-nightclub-sprung-support-illegal-gold-miners-Peruvian-rainforest.html Original Video: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1201732/Peru-renews-raids-illegal-Amazonian-gold-mines.html Daily Mail Facebook: http://facebook.com/dailymail Daily Mail IG: http://instagram.com/dailymail Daily Mail Snap: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/Daily-Mail/8392137033 Daily Mail Twitter: http://twitter.com/MailOnline Daily Mail Pinterest: http://pinterest.co.uk/dailymail Daily Mail Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DailyMail/posts Get the free Daily Mail mobile app: http://dailymail.co.uk/mobile
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Illegal Gold mining in Perú
 
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Uncontacted Tribe in The Amazon Reportedly Massacred by Illegal Gold Miners
 
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Prosecutors in Brazil are investigating reports that illegal gold miners allegedly massacred up to 10 members of a remote, uncontacted tribe in the Brazilian Amazon. The alleged attack, which is said to have taken place last month, occurred along the River Jandiatuba in western Brazil, and may have gone forever unnoticed by the outside world, were it not for the the miners being overheard boasting about the killings in a nearby town afterwards. "It was crude bar talk," Leila Silvia Burger Sotto-Maior, a coordinator for Brazil's indigenous affairs agency, FUNAI, told The New York Times. "They even bragged about cutting up the bodies and throwing them in the river." Two of the gold miners – known as garimpeiros – have been arrested and taken to the city of Tabatinga to provide testimony about the incident, which, if confirmed, is feared to have wiped out one-fifth of the entire tribe, including women and children. The Amazon region where the massacre is said to have happened is called the Javari Valley (aka the Uncontacted Frontier), bordered by Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia. This area is thought to contain more uncontacted tribes than anywhere else on the planet, with an estimated 2,000 individuals across up to 20 isolated groups. This tribe is known locally as Fleicheros, or "the ones who throw arrows", but as they're an isolated people with little or no contact with the outside world, not an awful lot is actually recorded about them – something which makes attacks like this hard to investigate. "We are following up, but the territories are big and access is limited," the prosecutor in charge of the case, Pablo Luz de Beltrand, told The New York Times. "These tribes are uncontacted – even FUNAI has only sporadic information about them. So it's difficult work that requires all government departments working together." The region has a history of indigenous peoples being threatened by the illegal encroachment of miners, which commentators say is a direct result of agencies like FUNAI having their funding slashed under the government of the current Brazilian president, Michel Temer. Temer provoked uproar less than a month ago after attempting to abolish protections shielding a vast reserve of Amazon rainforest from mining interests. That move – dubbed "the biggest attack on the Amazon of the last 50 years" – has been temporarily foiled by a federal court, but if the action goes ahead, it could increase the dangers and displacement indigenous peoples in the rainforest are clearly already facing from illegal miners. "If these [massacre] reports are confirmed, President Temer and his government bear a heavy responsibility for this genocidal attack," Stephen Corry, the director of tribal rights organisation Survival, said in a statement. "The slashing of FUNAI's funds has left dozens of uncontacted tribes defenceless against thousands of invaders – gold miners, ranchers, and loggers – who are desperate to steal and ransack their lands." In this instance, it's unclear whether the evidence will be sufficient to prosecute the alleged killers. An audio recording of the boasting in a bar does exist, however, and the miners are reported to have collected tools and jewellery from the victims, which could corroborate the prosecution's case. Whether those items alone will be enough to punish this alleged horror is unknown, but it's clear that more grave injustices could occur if the sanctity of these isolated people's lands isn't defended by modern forces surrounding them. "All these tribes should have had their lands properly recognised and protected years ago," Corry said. "[T]he government's open support for those who want to open up indigenous territories is utterly shameful, and is setting indigenous rights in Brazil back decades."
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Gold rush blight on Amazon jungle
 
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(12 Jun 2011) SHOTLIST NB: NO SLATE Madre de Dios - Recent, May 2011 1. Aerial shot of Madre de Dios 2. Wide of Rio Puquiri 3. Mid of workers on boats 4. Mid of raft carrying fuel tank to area of gold extraction 5. Close-up of boat 6. Wide of workers 7. Zoom out from flower to workers wetting ground that will be sucked to extract gold 8. Close-up of water 9. Ramp where gold is deposited with other minerals 10. Close-up of worker 11. Close-up of ramp 12. Various of bulldozers 13. Close-up of heron close to zone of extraction 14. Set up shot of Hueputhe Mayor, Gelman Villegas 15. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Gelman Villegas, Mayor of Hueputhe: "The fault is not entirely with the mine workers, it is partially with the state, which in the beginning, while giving the space and concessions to the miners, did not clearly establish the rules of play." 16. Wide of trucks in mining area 17. Various of stones passing through ramp 18. Various of workers shaking mud inside plastic rugs 19. Wide of trucks in mining area 20. Travelling shot of raft carrying fuel to mine Lima - 22 May 2011 21. Set up shot of Peruvian Environment Minister Antonio Brack 22. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Antonio Brack, Peruvian Environment Minister "In the poor mountain ranges in the Madre de Dios, there are gold washers who deal with one gram of gold (a gram costs about 50 dollars), that is 20 grams in a month. That is a fortune for them, because they come from an area where if someone makes 3 dollars a day, that is a lot." Madre de Dios - Recent, May 2011 (exact date unavailable) 23. Wide of area where gold is bought 24. Mid shot of sign 25. Various of store-worker showing gold 26. Close-up of worker putting gold into bowl to weigh 27. Close-up of gold in bowl STORYLINE: A gold rush that accelerated with the onset of the 2008 global recession is compounding the woes of the Amazon basin, laying waste to Peruvian rain forest and spilling tons of toxic mercury into the air and water. With gold's price soaring globally as the metal became a hedge against financial uncertainty, the army of small-scale miners in the state of Madre de Dios has swelled to some 40-thousand. The result: Diesel exhaust sullies the air, trees are toppled to get at the sandy, gold-flecked earth and the scars inflicted on the land are visible on satellite photos. The work is dangerous and produces a fifth of Peru's overall annual yield of roughly 175 metric tons of gold that make this country the world's Number 5 producer. The mining also is almost entirely illegal. The situation in the south eastern state of Madre de Dios, which borders Brazil and Bolivia, is mirrored in dozens of the countries where gold is similarly mined, and where the desperately poor often end up working for the most unsavory of opportunists. Government controls are mostly futile. Neighbouring Colombia and Ecuador have mounted crackdowns in the past year, Ecuador's military last month dynamited 67 pieces of heavy equipment, but when authorities depart, the diggers troop back and work resumes. In Madre de Dios, the informal production is unrecorded, untaxed and carried out on public lands where claims are awarded by regional officials, many of them grown rich in the process. As the industry has grown, heavy machinery has moved in bearing Caterpillar, Volvo and other international trademarks into a state the size of Portugal, whose remotest reaches are believed inhabited by uncontacted Indian tribes. In February the Peruvian navy dynamited 13 dredges which, working in violation of a government ban, were choking the Madre de Dios river with silt, killing plants and destroying habitats. The state prides itself on its biodiversity and attracts eco-tourists for its monkeys, macaws and anacondas. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/5c97c8c0f5310031b39fc0b5a4d538bf Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Amazon gold introduction
 
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The Amazon Aid Foundation's mission is to bring awareness and environmental sustainability to the Amazon rainforest. The Foundation produces multimedia materials to educate the public about the Amazon while assisting partners on the ground who provide solutions to issues such as illegal gold mining and deforestation.
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Illegal miners are already damaging Amazon reserve, says Greenpeace
 
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A huge nature reserve in Brazil's Amazon rainforest that the government wants to open to foreign mining companies already suffers from illegal mining activity, Greenpeace said on Tuesday. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/CGTNOfficial/ Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
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Illegal Gold Mining Operation in the Amazon Jungle- on the Tombopata River, Peru
 
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Illegal Gold Mining Operation in the Amazon Jungle- on the Tombopata River, Peru - http://www.RichTrek.com for more
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Golden Amazon Gold Mining Documentary
 
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The woods are running along the Amazon due to illegal trafficking. This episode of the series examines the clandestine exploitation of certain resources of the . Golden Amazon - Gold Mining Documentary Gold mining is the process of mining of gold or gold ores from the ground. There are several techniques and. The woods are running along the Amazon due to illegal trafficking. This episode of the series examines the clandestine exploitation of certain resources of the . The woods are running along the Amazon due to illegal trafficking. This episode of the series examines the clandestine exploitation of certain resources of the .
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Uncontacted Tribe in The Amazon Reportedly Massacred by Illegal Gold Miners
 
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Prosecutors in Brazil are investigating reports that illegal gold miners allegedly massacred up to 10 members of a remote, uncontacted tribe in the Brazilian Amazon. The alleged attack, which is said to have taken place last month, occurred along the River Jandiatuba in western Brazil, and may have gone forever unnoticed by the outside world, were it not for the the miners being overheard boasting about the killings in a nearby town afterwards. "It was crude bar talk," Leila Silvia Burger Sotto-Maior, a coordinator for Brazil's indigenous affairs agency, FUNAI, told The New York Times. "They even bragged about cutting up the bodies and throwing them in the river." Two of the gold miners – known as garimpeiros – have been arrested and taken to the city of Tabatinga to provide testimony about the incident, which, if confirmed, is feared to have wiped out one-fifth of the entire tribe, including women and children. The Amazon region where the massacre is said to have happened is called the Javari Valley (aka the Uncontacted Frontier), bordered by Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia. This area is thought to contain more uncontacted tribes than anywhere else on the planet, with an estimated 2,000 individuals across up to 20 isolated groups. This tribe is known locally as Fleicheros, or "the ones who throw arrows", but as they're an isolated people with little or no contact with the outside world, not an awful lot is actually recorded about them – something which makes attacks like this hard to investigate. "We are following up, but the territories are big and access is limited," the prosecutor in charge of the case, Pablo Luz de Beltrand, told The New York Times. "These tribes are uncontacted – even FUNAI has only sporadic information about them. So it's difficult work that requires all government departments working together." The region has a history of indigenous peoples being threatened by the illegal encroachment of miners, which commentators say is a direct result of agencies like FUNAI having their funding slashed under the government of the current Brazilian president, Michel Temer. Temer provoked uproar less than a month ago after attempting to abolish protections shielding a vast reserve of Amazon rainforest from mining interests. That move – dubbed "the biggest attack on the Amazon of the last 50 years" – has been temporarily foiled by a federal court, but if the action goes ahead, it could increase the dangers and displacement indigenous peoples in the rainforest are clearly already facing from illegal miners. "If these [massacre] reports are confirmed, President Temer and his government bear a heavy responsibility for this genocidal attack," Stephen Corry, the director of tribal rights organisation Survival, said in a statement. "The slashing of FUNAI's funds has left dozens of uncontacted tribes defenceless against thousands of invaders – gold miners, ranchers, and loggers – who are desperate to steal and ransack their lands." In this instance, it's unclear whether the evidence will be sufficient to prosecute the alleged killers. An audio recording of the boasting in a bar does exist, however, and the miners are reported to have collected tools and jewellery from the victims, which could corroborate the prosecution's case. Whether those items alone will be enough to punish this alleged horror is unknown, but it's clear that more grave injustices could occur if the sanctity of these isolated people's lands isn't defended by modern forces surrounding them. "All these tribes should have had their lands properly recognised and protected years ago," Corry said. "[T]he government's open support for those who want to open up indigenous territories is utterly shameful, and is setting indigenous rights in Brazil back decades."
Views: 293 The Science Channel
Peru – Amazon Eaten Away by Illegal Mining
 
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The Amazon is being destroyed bit by bit by an explosion of tiny, unreported illegal gold mines. Approximately 415,000 acres of tropical sites were cleared for potential gold-mining activity between 2001 and 2013. A total of 55 illegal mines have been shut down since mid- July in the Peruvian Madre de Dios region, where around 60,000 hectares have already been lost due to illegal mining. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/peru-amazon-eaten-away-by-illegal-mining/
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700 - Gold mining in Peruvian Amazon
 
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Introduction to problem context and getting data.
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