In June 2021, Indigenous communities observed boats carrying out illegal gold mining in the Caquetá River in the Colombian Amazon.
Satellite images showed as many as 19 boats that month on the Puré River, one of the Caquetá’s tributaries.
Research shows mercury contamination from gold mining has contaminated Indigenous communities in the Caquetá River Basin.
Researchers and Indigenous advocates warn the influx of miners into the remote Colombian Amazon may compromise the health and well-being of uncontacted peoples who depend on isolation for their way of life.
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