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Montevideo, March 23rd 2019 - 08:52 UTC

Tag: Amazon Peru

  • Thursday, March 7th 2019 - 09:06 UTC

    Peru opens military base in the Amazon to tackle illegal mining and deforestation

    “The government has taken the political decision to be present in this region to eradicate illegal mining,” said Defense Minister Jose Huerta at Tambopata reserve

    Peru opened this week a military base in the Amazon in a bid to tackle illegal mining, the main culprit for deforestation in the world's largest rainforest. “The government has taken the political decision to be present in this region to eradicate illegal mining,” said Defense Minister Jose Huerta at the inauguration of the base in the Tambopata nature reserve.