A new gold rush has emerged in the Peruvian Amazonian forest. Thousands of young people come from the cities from all over the country to the illegal gold mines hidden in the forest. They are looking for a fast way to get out of the misery.

 

The miners work at the buffer zone of the Tambopata Natural Reserve, where concessions for reforestation were provided by the government. Now the owners of these concessions charge admission to their lands to mining and in return they can work the mines. After the theft of the precious material, the primary forest is devastated, leaving burned logs and contaminated by mercury holes.

Gold mines in Peru
Gold mines in Peru
Gold mines in Peru
Gold mines in Peru
Gold mines in Peru
Gold mines in Peru