Gold rush imperils Peru's rainforest

Illegal mining degrading rainforest that is home to some of the world's most important biologically diverse species.

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    Illegal gold miners in Peru are destroying thousands of hectares of the Amazon jungle that are home to some of the world's most important biologically diverse species.
     
    Environmentalists say the damage done to the forest could cause peril to the local habitat.

    Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from the rainforest of Madre de Dios, in Peru's southeast.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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