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s Less-Than-Benign Environmental Policy

As early as the 16th century, the Peruvian Amazon has been linked to the world market, providing such products as timber, rubber and quinine to an increasingly global market. Ever since the region first became an ...
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Peru exports endangered wood despite US trade pact

Peru exports endangered wood despite US trade pact | Farming in Peru | Scoop.it

Peru needs to do more to halt exports of endangered cedar and mahogany from the Amazon rain forest as it opens its economy to free trade, a conservation group and exporters said on Tuesday.

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High gold price triggers rainforest devastation in Peru

High gold price triggers rainforest devastation in Peru | Farming in Peru | Scoop.it
While alluvial gold mining in the Amazon is probably older than the Incas, miners using motorized suction equipment, huge floating dredges and backhoes are plowing through the landscape on an unprecedented scale, leaving treeless scars visible ...
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