Dredgers in alluvial mining, mainly in Madre de Dios, Peru, caused impacts such as mercury contamination of water sources, changing the course of rivers and sedimentation.
July 29, 2016
Indigenous Wampis conducted an operation against dozens of illegal miners who contaminated with mercury and cyanide the Santiago river basin, in the Amazon region.
March 18, 2016
Much of the Nahua people have been affected by mercury poisoning, which causes anemia and acute kidney problems.
February 29, 2016
A new publication from the Ministry of Environment in Peru recorded the successes of the government in the environmental sector between 2011 and 2015, including environmental audits and a new regulatory framework.