Shocking images of environmental devastation in the Peruvian rainforest
Aerial footage of vast illegal Gold mines in the Amazon of eastern Peru

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Güido Lombardi, a Peruvian journalist, tells in his news radio program at RPP Noticias the impressions that he got after overflying the affected areas by the illegal mining in Madre de Dios, in the Peruvian rainforest. These images where captured by the Carnegie Airborne Observatory.

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adriana oliveira : I would be interested to know what it has changed (for good or worse) to date (11 July2019)?

Dopp3lGanger : Who would win: Money VS. Earth increasing the temperature by 2 degrees I'm sure this will go well

A : People brainwash you into thinking that they(again, people) are better now than they were 50 years ago. Aint that some bs. We all have capacity for evil. Every day. We just hide it. Mostly because of a desire to fit in and also because of hidden agendas.

Erik Carlson : So sad to see that happening, the Brazilian government needs to do more.

Yerko Yutronich B. : pena siento y vergüenza de ser humano. Mucha fuerza para el amazonas Peruano y para toda Latinoamérica una sola pierna pero que camina.

ScienceGuy : The deforestation that's happening for agriculture (mainly palm oil) is far worse than this.

OMM 0910 : Hey, it's Fernando Martinez!

T. Skullsplitter : We are DOOMED! Very soon, my friends. Very soon!!

Haroun Cherif : Quality footage.👊👊

MrRiggyRiggs : They want the almighty dollar and anybody will do everything and anything to get it

Lexx Connected : Protect our Planet at all Cost!!

Griso Cabeza : Sooo sad....

YouStupidBunny : I worked in Peru over a decade ago and I found that most locals are more worried about feeding their families and mining is one of the only means of income in some of those remote areas. What makes them angry is all the illegal foreign mining companies that do nothing for the local economy. Mostly, Chinese.

PoppinTom : Funk Peru government.

photomorti : People seem to think we can breath money when there is not a single tree left

Kevin's Time Wasting Account : Lookin like a gotdamn Mesa biome from Minecraft

Max Nelson : So who's funding the extraction?

Claudio Espinoza : Esto no ocurre de un día para otro, que esperan los estados para enviar fuerzas militares???

Dirty Beef Curtains : ‘Illegal mining’ you’re telling me that’s illegal and no one stepped in? It’s not like it just happened overnight in those areas. Get real

ElRichalie : Podría decir muchas cosas, algunas seguramente sin saber muy bien de qué hablo, llevado por los sentimientos que a veces afloran con mayor intensidad que otras, pero diré simplemente que esto es muy triste, y que si se supiese realmente cuán contaminada está esa tierra de mercurio entre otras cosas, más de uno se echaría a llorar. Todo el mundo tiene derecho a una vida digna, también los ecosistemas. Los gobiernos deberían hacer algo pero los intereses priman y en fin, hay quien lucha por sobrevivir y quién lucha por vivir como dios, no se, muy triste todo, por decir algo.

Two Sheds : There isn't enough sand to bury our heads in. Humans are garbage.

I Can Explain : Who saw this on Reddit