The Wapichan community is using drones to monitor their land and fight against illegal logging an mining.
Colombian President announced 100,000 hectares of the rare ecosystem will be delimited. In February a court had declared oil, gas and mining operations illegal in these territories.
Criminal gangs in Peru are running gold mines where life is disease-ridden, desperate and dangerous – yet many corporate buyers don’t seem to care
Weak laws and poorly funded security forces enable criminal networks to profit from the plunder of Earth's resources.
According to United Nations these problematics represent an irreparable damage to the planet
Colombia is calling for tougher controls over international gold purchases to curb the amount of illegally-mined metal entering mainstream markets, following similar moves by the diamond industry.