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A look at life for the gold miners in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Nov 25, 2016 3 comments

A look at life for the gold miners in Peru’s Amazon

Gold miners in Peru’s Amazon jungle face crime, corruption, health hazards and environmental destruction to make a living. I spent a week in Madre de Dios, Peru’s southeastern state known  Full Article »

Peru’s state oil firm to beef up defense of Amazon pipeline
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Nov 4, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s state oil firm to beef up defense of Amazon pipeline

State oil firm Petroperu has declared emergency measures to protect its pipeline in the Amazon jungle following the 11th oil spill this year. The latest spill is the eight breach  Full Article »

Natives release 200 hostages in Peru’s Amazon after oil spill
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Oct 3, 2016 2 comments

Natives release 200 hostages in Peru’s Amazon after oil spill

Indigenous protesters on Saturday released over 200 international tourists and other hostages who were detained on a remote stretch of the Marañon River in Loreto following recent oil spills. Natives from the Saramurillo village in  Full Article »

Peru earns millions from REDD+ programs to stop deforestation
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Sep 20, 2016 4 comments

Peru earns millions from REDD+ programs to stop deforestation

REDD+ conservation efforts between 2013 and 2015 have brought $33.5 million to Peru through an international reward scheme aimed at reducing deforestation. Programs for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, known as  Full Article »

Peru state oil firm blames latest spills on vandals
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 29, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru state oil firm blames latest spills on vandals

Peru state oil company Petroperu has said that the latest two oil spills accounting for over 4,000 barrels in the Amazon were caused by vandals. The firm said in a statement that  Full Article »

Award-winning film showcases ‘Baguazo’ conflict in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 18, 2016 2 comments

Award-winning film showcases ‘Baguazo’ conflict in Peru’s Amazon

“When Two Worlds Collide,” a documentary about the “Baguazo” conflict which left 33 people dead, opened in theaters in the United States on Wednesday. The Sundance award-winning documentary showcases the  Full Article »

Illegal mining destroying pristine national park in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Illegal mining destroying pristine national park in Peru’s Amazon

Peru’s failure to stop illegal mining in Madre de Dios has lead to sustained deforestation and pollution in the Tambopata National Reserve of the Amazon jungle. An Amazon conservation group released satellite  Full Article »

Seven killed after cruise ship explosion in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 18, 2016 2 comments

Seven killed after cruise ship explosion in Peru’s Amazon

An explosion and the subsequent sinking of a cruise ship in Iquitos on Saturday left at least seven dead and 13 injured. The Aqua Amazon was being refueled while docked  Full Article »

Armed gang holds up tourists on cruise in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jul 15, 2016 2 comments

Armed gang holds up tourists on cruise in Peru’s Amazon

An armed gang held up passengers on an Amazon River cruise ship Thursday morning in Peru’s northeastern state of Loreto. The Amazon Discovery cruise ship had left Iquitos en route  Full Article »

Collectors coin honors indigenous culture from Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 14, 2016 1 comment

Collectors coin honors indigenous culture from Peru’s Amazon

Peru’s central bank has issued a new sol coin which features pottery and architecture from the Shipibo-Conibo culture found in the eastern jungle state of Ucayali. The bank will issue  Full Article »