Amazonian mining threatens 20% of Indigenous lands

MiningoperationsintheAmazonbasinnowcovermorethan 20% ofIndigenouslands, withIndigenouspeoplessufferingfromtheeffectsoflegalandillegalmining, accordingto a reportfromWorldResourcesInstituteandtheAmazonGeo-ReferencedSocio-EnvironmentalInformationNetwork (RAISG). HundredsofIndigenouscommunitiesarethreatenedbyminingoperationsintheAmazonbasin, withtheseoperationsalsocontributingtodeforestationandendangeringcriticalecosystemsacrossanareaofaround 450,000km2. ThenewreportfromWorldResourcesInstituteand RAISG detailsthefullextentoflarge-scaleminingandillegalminingonIndigenousterritoriesintheAmazonrainforest. ThestudyfoundthattheminingindustryintheAmazoniscontributingtothepollutionofatleast 30 Amazonianrivers, anderodingcommunities’ https://www.aga-parts.com/ abilitiestopreventdeforestation.

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