Alert in the Tambopata Nature Reserve: In one year more than 1000 hectares have been deforested by informal miners
This satellite image shows the advance of informal mining in the Tambopata Nature Reserve (Madre de Dios region) and its buffer zone. As can be seen, in just one year the miners' actions have gone from being a near invisible spot in the distance to a brown fingerprint of deforestation and depredation that has covered areas that were once primary forest.
According to the information gathered, between November 2010 and October 2011 the zone deforested by miners has grown from 100 to 1583 hectares. This image is also evidence that the zone affected by the miners' actions has reached the actual Tambopata Nature Reserve and not only to its buffer zone