A new report from World Resources Institute and the Amazon Geo-Referenced Socio-Environmental Information Network (RAISG) reveals that mining operations in the Amazon basin now cover more than 20% of Indigenous lands, threatening hundreds of Indigenous communities and endangering critical ecosystems across 450,000 square kilometers.
Un nuevo informe del World Resources Institute y la Red Amazónica de Información Socioambiental Georreferenciada (RAISG) revela que las operaciones mineras en la cuenca del Amazonas cubren ahora más del 20 % de los territorios indígenas, amenazando así a cientos de comunidades aborígenes y poniendo en peligro a ecosistemas críticos en una superficie de 450.000 kilómetros cuadrados.
New WRI research shows that legal large-scale mining concessions and illegal mining areas overlap with more than 20% of Indigenous land in the Amazon.
Una nueva investigación de WRI muestra que las concesiones mineras legales a gran escala y las áreas mineras ilegales se superponen con más del 20% de la tierra indígena en la Amazonía.
This new WRI report estimates that legal and illegal mining in the Amazon now cover more than 20% of Indigenous lands – over 450,000 square kilometers. It also finds that Indigenous lands with mining experienced higher incidences of tree cover loss than on those without – at least three times greater in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. Yet national laws continue to favor companies over Indigenous communities, the study’s legal analysis reveals. It sheds light on this uneven playing field and offers recommendations for Amazonian governments and mining companies.
An embargoed press call on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 9:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM PET / 15:00 CEST will preview the findings in a new report from World Resources Institute that assesses how mining threatens the lands and livelihoods of Indigenous communities in the Amazon.
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