Film tip 'Brazil: The Amazon's Golden Curse'

The price of gold has reached record levels. As a result more illegal miners push deeper and deeper into the Amazon rainforest.

The minework does not only have an environmental impact causing deforestation and pollution but has a devastating impact on indigenous communities.

Their ancient traditions are washed away rapidly by the western influences the miners bring with them. Moreover it causes a serious increase in malaria and other diseases which before had only very little or no impact on the tribes.

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Here you can read more about the impact of gold mining on the Amazon rainforest.

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