Drug trafficking and illegal logging | Narcotráfico y la tala ilegal

Ivan Paredes, El Deber: The Bolivian Amazon under attack: drug trafficking and illegal logging penetrate the area An investigation shows how gangs dedicated to the extraction of wood operate in the Amazon basin. Bolivia and Ecuador are the most affected by this crime. Behind them are the drug trafficking mafias that use the same routes….

Damage to forests exceeds 1,140 million dollars

El Diario reports: As estimated by the Chiquitania Foundation The devastating fire in the Chiquitana region, coupled with deforestation and fragmentation of natural ecosystems, affected more than 40 million trees with commercial value The observatory maintains that part of the forest production land favored livestock and agriculture that resorted to inadequate clearing and “slash-and-burn” practices…