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    Amazon Aid Foundation stands in solidarity with movements in the US, the Amazon region, and around the world to counter racism and exploitation in all forms. The pandemic’s unequal toll on communities of color, who are sounding the call for urgent change and justice, is a result of systemic racism.

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  • Illicit and Unregulated Gold Mining - Amazon Aid

    Amazon Aid Foundation and the Museum of Tolerance will host a special screening of documentary RIVER OF GOLD, a film by Amazon Aid Foundation, on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, CA. QA with filmmaker Sarah DuPont...

  • Mission - Amazon Aid Foundation

    Amazon Aid Foundation educates and activates global citizens to protect the Amazon through art, science, multimedia and film. ... protection of habitat, and regulation of illicit and unregulated gold mining‎ and mercury usage. ‎AAF’s Acre Care and Reforest Amazonia platforms allow users to engage in private protection and reforestation of ...

  • The Global Demand For Gold Is Destroying The

    So you can have a bar of gold where some of it comes from responsible sources, some of it comes from illegal sources, but it looks like one bar of gold,” said Sarah duPont, president of the Amazon Aid Foundation. That illegal and dirty gold extraction takes a toll

  • Amazon gold rush: illegal mining threatens Brazil's last ...

    作者: Simon Scarr and Anthony Boadle
  • Illegal mining threatens Brazil's last major isolated tribe

    2020-6-26  June 25 (Reuters) - Illegal gold mining activity has risen sharply over the last five years in Brazil's indigenous Yanomami reservation in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, a Reuters review of ...

  • Amazon leaders demand illegal miners stay away to

    BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amazon tribal leaders called on governments in South America on Friday to ensure illegal miners stay away from

  • MAAP #115: Illegal Gold Mining in the Amazon, part

    A. La Pampa (Southern Peru). In MAAP #104, we reported a major reduction (92%) of gold mining deforestation in La Pampa during the first four months of Operation Mercury, a governmental mega-operation to confront the illegal mining crisis in this area.. The following video shows how gold mining deforestation has declined considerably since February 2019, the beginning of the operation.

  • About - Amazon Aid Foundation

    The Amazon Aid Foundation (AAF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization harnessing the power of multimedia and film to educate about the importance of the Amazon and the implications of its destruction while promoting working solutions to protect it. ... and the regulation of illicit and unregulated gold mining and mercury usage. Where We Work. Our ...

  • Illegal gold mining in the Amazon... - Environmental ...

    Illegal gold mining in the Amazon releases high concentrations of mercury. In some Yanomami villages, 92% of residents suffered from mercury poisoning, and miners have brought fatal illnesses to indigenous people. Indigenous communities, and their lands, must be

  • Gold mining equipment amazon - zotvanbier.be

    Illegal Gold Mining Amazon Aid Foundation. This follows a visit Sarah made to the Vatican in February 2018 to screen Amazon Aids documentary River of Gold for a group of the Popes environmental advisors The film focuses on illegal gold mining in Peru and the environmental consequences for the Amazon rainforest and the .

  • 'River of Gold' documents another threat to the

    2020-2-11  There is an important overlap on gold mining, too, with the appointment of Baltazar Porras Cardozo, 74, of Merida, Venezuela, as another delegate president of the Amazon synod.

  • On 50th Earth Day, a look at what is causing the

    2020-6-30  Illegal small-scale gold mining, which is among the mining activities responsible for deforestation in the region, is an issue comprehensively captured in Amazon Aid Foundation's 2016 documentary, River of Gold. Narrated by Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, Peruvian scientist and activist Enrique Ortiz leads journalists Ron Haviv and Donovan Webster, and a

  • Gold mining restricts Amazon rainforest recovery

    2020-6-29  Gold mining significantly limits the regrowth of Amazon forests, greatly reducing their ability to accumulate carbon, according to a new study. The researchers warn that the impacts of mining on ...

  • Amazon Gold - Center for Energy, Environment

    Amazon Gold Amazon Gold is an award-winning, feature-length documentary chronicling the impact of illegal gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon. The film examines the subject from many angles, painting a comprehensive portrait of a hidden local struggle with global implications. The Amazon is a precious repository of natural resources, one of the greatest providers of

  • Amazon leaders demand illegal miners stay away to

    BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amazon tribal leaders called on governments in South America on Friday to ensure illegal miners stay away from

  • Amazon Watch, Amazon Aid Foundation, Rainforest

    2020-5-28  Amazon Aid Foundation (AAF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization harnessing the power of multimedia to educate about the importance of the Amazon and the implications of its destruction. AAF's award-winning projects affect global policy change and activate audiences worldwide to engage in sustainable approaches to protect the Amazon and demand ...

  • Real-time technology helps stop illegal mining

    “Communities are the natural guardians of the Amazon. Technologies like ForestLink are helping indigenous peoples to protect the rainforest from illegal mining, even in areas outside their titled lands,” explained FENAMAD’s Real-Time Monitoring Coordinator, Rosa Baca, in a statement. President of the Masenawa community, Carmen Irey Cameno, is a vocal opponent of gold mining.

  • Illegal Amazon Gold: Fight to Protect the Amazon

    Illegal gold mining has been on the rise, at times with deadly costs, particularly since the price of gold has climbed to $1600 or more an ounce (up from $250 about a decade ago), spilling tons of ...

  • ForestLink app helps catch illegal miners red-handed

    Over the last two months, dozens of suspected illegal gold miners causing terrible environmental damage in the Peruvian Amazon were caught with the help of the ForestLink smartphone app developed by the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK).. The law enforcement operations were conducted over several weeks near the villages of Palma Real, Barranco Chico and Boca Pariamanu, all in the Madre de Dios ...

  • Gold mining restricts Amazon rainforest recovery

    2020-6-29  Gold mining significantly limits the regrowth of Amazon forests, greatly reducing their ability to accumulate carbon, according to a new study. The researchers warn that the impacts of mining on ...

  • Amazon Watch, Amazon Aid Foundation, Rainforest

    2020-5-28  Amazon Aid Foundation (AAF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization harnessing the power of multimedia to educate about the importance of the Amazon and

  • Amazon Watch, Amazon Aid Foundation, Rainforest

    2020-5-28  Amazon Aid Foundation (AAF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization harnessing the power of multimedia to educate about the importance of the Amazon and the implications of its destruction. AAF's award-winning projects affect global policy change and activate audiences worldwide to engage in sustainable approaches to protect the Amazon and demand ...

  • Amazon leaders demand illegal miners stay away to

    BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amazon tribal leaders called on governments in South America on Friday to ensure illegal miners stay away from

  • Gaia Amazonas -#GaiaAmazonasInterviews: Illegal

    Regarding illegal mining, most of the illegal activities are related to gold exploitation in Caquetá, Amazon, Vaupes and Guainia rivers. Also, coltan is being exploited solely in Guainia. How is the situation in Caquetá? Illegal mining activities are done with a lack of technical and sustainable approach.

  • Illegal Amazon Gold: Fight to Protect the Amazon

    Illegal gold mining has been on the rise, at times with deadly costs, particularly since the price of gold has climbed to $1600 or more an ounce (up from $250 about a decade ago), spilling tons of ...

  • Amazon leaders demand illegal miners stay away to

    2020-4-24  Amazon tribal leaders called on governments in South America on Friday to ensure illegal miners stay away from their forest lands as they fear outsiders could spread the coronavirus among vulnerable indigenous communities. At least 10 indigenous people in

  • Real-time technology helps stop illegal mining

    “Communities are the natural guardians of the Amazon. Technologies like ForestLink are helping indigenous peoples to protect the rainforest from illegal mining, even in areas outside their titled lands,” explained FENAMAD’s Real-Time Monitoring Coordinator, Rosa Baca, in a statement. President of the Masenawa community, Carmen Irey Cameno, is a vocal opponent of gold mining.

  • ForestLink app helps catch illegal miners red-handed

    Over the last two months, dozens of suspected illegal gold miners causing terrible environmental damage in the Peruvian Amazon were caught with the help of the ForestLink smartphone app developed by the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK).. The law enforcement operations were conducted over several weeks near the villages of Palma Real, Barranco Chico and Boca Pariamanu, all in the Madre de Dios ...

  • Donovan Webster and Ron Haviv on Vimeo

    Amazon Gold follows two war journalists, Donovan Webster (writer, author) and Ron Haviv (photojournalist) as they explore how illegal gold mining has devastated

  • Amazon leaders demand illegal miners stay away to

    2020-4-24  Amazon tribal leaders called on governments in South America on Friday to ensure illegal miners stay away from their forest lands as they fear outsiders could spread the coronavirus among vulnerable indigenous communities. At least 10 indigenous people in

  • NetNewsLedger - Amazon leaders demand illegal

    2020-6-16  Illegal miners have been accused of taking advantage of coronavirus quarantines to carry out their activities. By Anastasia Moloney. BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Amazon tribal leaders called on governments in South America on Friday to ensure illegal miners stay away from their forest lands as they fear outsiders could spread the coronavirus among vulnerable indigenous communities.

  • Real-time technology helps stop illegal mining

    “Communities are the natural guardians of the Amazon. Technologies like ForestLink are helping indigenous peoples to protect the rainforest from illegal mining, even in areas outside their titled lands,” explained FENAMAD’s Real-Time Monitoring Coordinator, Rosa Baca, in a statement. President of the Masenawa community, Carmen Irey Cameno, is a vocal opponent of gold mining.

  • Amazon leaders demand illegal miners stay away to

    ARCHIVE PHOTO: A Yanomami indian follows agents of Brazil's environmental agency in a gold mine during an operation against illegal gold mining on indigenous land, in the heart of the Amazon ...

  • Gaia Amazonas -#GaiaAmazonasInterviews: Illegal

    Regarding illegal mining, most of the illegal activities are related to gold exploitation in Caquetá, Amazon, Vaupes and Guainia rivers. Also, coltan is being exploited solely in Guainia. How is the situation in Caquetá? Illegal mining activities are done with a lack of technical and sustainable approach.

  • Amazon leaders demand illegal miners stay away to

    Article content. By Anastasia Moloney. BOGOTA, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Amazon tribal leaders called on governments in South America on Friday to ensure illegal miners stay away ...

  • Donovan Webster and Ron Haviv on Vimeo

    Amazon Gold follows two war journalists, Donovan Webster (writer, author) and Ron Haviv (photojournalist) as they explore how illegal gold mining has devastated

  • The Fate of the Amazon Wake Forest Magazine

    2020-4-16  Sarah duPont’s (P ’05) documentary, “Amazon Gold,” on illegal gold mining in the rainforest, really focused the attention of the Peruvian government and people on the issue. (She is president and founder of the Amazon Aid Foundation.) The center (Wake Forest’s Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability) consulted on the movie.

  • Mining Amazon Rainforest - Grade 7 - Social Studies ...

    Amazon Aid Foundation--Global Importance of Amazon Natural Resources. Al Jazeera--Brazilian Gold Rush Destroying the Amazon. Amazon Conservation Association--Illegal Gold Mining in Madre de Dios, Peru. Buzz Feed News--Not Just Fires, Your Phone is Also Destroying the Amazon.

  • River of Gold (2016) - IMDb

    Directed by Reuben Aaronson, Sarah DuPont. With Antonio Brack Egg, Herbie Hancock, Ron Haviv, Thomas E. Lovejoy. Narrated by Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, River of Gold is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey bearing witness to the apocalyptic destruction of the rainforest in the pursuit of illegally mined gold.