Illegal mining in Peru destroying Amazon

The second chapter of a three-part series looking at the tough challenge of stopping illegal mining in the country.



    Illegal gold miners in Peru are destroying thousands of hectares of the Amazon forest, home to some of the world's most important biodiversity.

    But stopping the mining is presenting a tough challenge for the government.

    In the second chapter of of a three-part series, Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Madre de Dios in Peru.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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