Monga Bay: What’s the cost of illegal mining in Brazil’s Amazon? A new tool calculates it

Monga Bay: What’s the cost of illegal mining in Brazil’s Amazon? A new tool calculates it. “Illegal gold mining caused an estimated $429 million (2.2 billion reais) in social and environmental damages on the Yanomami Indigenous Reserve in Brazil’s Roraima state last year, according to a new impacts calculator launched this week by the Federal Public Ministry in partnership with the Conservation Strategy Fund Brazil (CSF-Brazil), the nonprofit organization responsible for the creation of the tool.”

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