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        Peruvian Gold Mining Rush Brings Social And Environmental Stresses To Amazon | Human Impact on the Physical Environment | Geography

        MADRE DE DIOS REGION, PERU - NOVEMBER 16: Loggers sit on felled trees in a deforested section along the Interoceanic Highway in the Amazon lowlands on November 16, 2013 in Madre de Dios region, Peru. The biologically diverse Madre de Dios ('Mother of God') region has seen deforestation from gold mining in the area triple since 2008, when gold prices spiked during global economic turmoil.

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