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Illegal gold mining is an enormous problem in Peru, and throughout the Amazon rainforest. This video, taken from a plane, observes the moonscape that remains behind illegal gold mining in the nation.
Last week, Guido Lombardi, a Peruvian journalist and politician, directed his audience to a view shot from a wing cam of the illegal gold mining destruction. The video received more than 60,000 views on youtube, and growing.
Greg Asner, from the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology, is the scientist who put together this flyover. He says more than 50,000 hectares of forest have been destroyed by gold mining. The rate of destruction has tripled in recent years, according to his team of Peruvian researchers.