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Washington Post | February 22, 2021
The political and economic ruin of Venezuela, once one of Latin America’s wealthiest countries, is by now a well-known story. Far less understood are the catastrophic impacts of the crisis on the country’s environment. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/22/venezuela-environment-mining-gold-maduro-destruction/
“Para reflexionar sobre la destrucción ambiental asociada a la minería, es necesario comprenderla no solo a nivel geográfico, sino también a nivel existencial. En la región amazónica, la destrucción significa más que la contaminación de los ríos, el exterminio de plantas endémicas y el asesinato de animales y pueblos indígenas.» se pregunta Ana Alenso.
Working paper analysing the economic implications of the proposed 30% target for
areal protection in the draft post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
Illegal mining within the Canaima National Park in #Venezuela, a World Heritage Site designated by @unescowhc.@NicolasMaduro gov’t is responsible for this ecocide. We should raise our voices against this ecocide @UNEnvironment @UN #sosOrinoco
Natural treasures and biodiversity such as these in Amazonas, Venezuela, are under serious threat from the regime of Nicolás Maduro and the mafias that control the regions South of the Orinoco River.
In the midst of political and economic turmoil in this South American country, some of the world’s most scenic and biodiverse public lands are at risk. By Kim O’Connell
An article by The SOS Orinoco Team
On September 10, 2018, briefer Marshall Billingslea, Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, U.S. Department of the Treasury made a presentation at an informal Arria-formula meeting of the Security Council that focused on the pervasive corruption in Venezuela that has led to instability and a humanitarian crisis, a key aspect of which is the current Gold Rush that is devastating the environment and indigenous peoples.