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Environmental crime encompasses a spectrum of illicit activities, including illegal wood, wildlife trafficking, illegal mining and land grabbing.

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The Roots of Environmental Crime in the Peruvian Amazon

COCA / 2 JUN 2022

Peru’s 70 million hectares of Amazon forest are being razed at an alarming rate. This investigation reveals the range of culprits behind the devastation: from illegal gold miners who leave…

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Five Security Challenges for Gustavo Petro, Colombia's Next President

NEWS / 20 JUN 2022

Gustavo Petro will be Colombia's next president. Cocaine, Venezuela, deforestation - criminal challenges face him in droves.

State Resilience: Little Political Will for Protecting Peru's Amazon

INVESTIGATIONS / 2 JUN 2022

While there are some efforts to build resilience, including the passing of new legislative frameworks and some other signs of political willingness to tackle the problem, there is still a…

Corruption at Every Level: Who Profits from Destruction of Peru's Amazon

INVESTIGATIONS / 2 JUN 2022

From unchecked agricultural development to wildlife trafficking, corruption greases the wheels of every environmental crime in the Peruvian Amazon.

Poaching Grounds: Wildlife Trafficking in Peru's Amazon

INVESTIGATIONS / 2 JUN 2022

Peru – rich in biodiversity – is a hotspot for the wildlife trade. Reptiles, fish and birds are all trafficked locally and internationally.

A Toxic Trade: Illegal Mining in Peru's Amazon

INVESTIGATIONS / 2 JUN 2022

Illegal gold mining drives the destruction of Peru's Amazon, where fortune seekers strip forests and leave behind poisonous pools of mercury.

Felled and Burned: Deforestation in Peru's Amazon

INVESTIGATIONS / 2 JUN 2022

Rich in resources, Peru's Amazon is being plundered at an accelerated rate, losing more than 26,000 square kilometers of forest since 2001.

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