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Illegal mining in the Amazon hits record high amid Indigenous protests

Aerial view of the destruction of gold panning in the the Yanomami Indigenous reserve in the Amazon forest.

Illegal mining operations in Brazil such as the one shown here in the Yanomami Indigenous reserve pollute waterways and soil, and destroy the rainforest. Credit: João Laet/Guardian/eyevine

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Nature 598, 15-16 (2021)



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