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Daily News | Fly to this Peruvian city? Nah. How about a days-long journey to the Amazon on a cargo ship?

Here's why Indigenous people in the Peruvian Amazon are using drones to protect their land.

A decade of illegal gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon has left thousands of acres of rainforest a wasteland. (From @NewsHour )

In the heart of the Peruvian Amazon lies a man-made desert. It was once pristine rainforest, but a decade of illegal gold mining has transformed it into a wasteland.

In February, Peruvian authorities were sent in to the Amazon rainforest to disrupt environmental devastation brought on by illegal gold mining. Satellite imagery now shows a 90 percent decline in new deforestation.

In the heart of the Peruvian Amazon lies a man-made desert. It was once pristine rainforest, but a decade of illegal gold mining has transformed it into a wasteland.

In February, Peruvian authorities were sent in to the Amazon rainforest to disrupt environmental devastation brought on by illegal gold mining. Satellite imagery now shows a 90 percent decline in new deforestation.

In the heart of the Peruvian Amazon lies a man-made desert. It was once pristine rainforest, but a decade of illegal gold mining has transformed it into a wasteland.

Cacao producers in a remote region of the Peruvian Amazon celebrated an annual chocolate festival last weekend, as authorities ramp up efforts to persuade farmers to switch to harvesting cacao from coca, which is used to make cocaine.

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In the heart of the Peruvian Amazon lies a man-made desert. It was once pristine rainforest, but a decade of illegal gold mining has transformed it into a wasteland.

A decade of illegal gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon has left thousands of acres of rainforest a wasteland. But some miners are on the run after Peruvian troops moved in.

Major earthquake in Peru. Woke up with bed shaking, light fixture swaying in Lima, where everything seems OK. Epicenter ~700km away in Peruvian Amazon (Loreto state, I think). Reports of 8.0 (USGS). People saying extended shaking felt from Bogotá to Ica to Cuenca. Quite scary.

Oil companies have polluted the waters of the Peruvian Amazon for decades. Tired of false promises, indigenous groups are taking on the industry.

I've been filming in the Peruvian Amazon for the last 4 days and look how serious my face is.

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The Indigenous people in Peru are protesting the 10th oil pipeline leak that is devastating the Peruvian Amazon.

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A Peruvian oil pipeline has ruptured for the fourth time this year, contaminating parts of the Amazon River.

A fire destroyed the homes of hundreds of Lima's Peruvian Amazon indigenous community in a shantytown known as Cantagallo.

Water emergency in Peruvian Amazon after 3,000-barrel oil spill contaminates 2 rivers

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