A gold rush in Peru’s Amazon is turning forests into desert. Can a crackdown stop the miners?
July 10, 2014 Workers dredge for gold in an illegal mining pit in the La Pampa region of Madre de Dios of the Peruvian Amazon. After years of turning a blind eye to nearly 40,000 illegal miners in the Madre de Dios region, Peruvian officials have begun military action to curb further environmental damage. Dominic Bracco II/Prime Buy Photo