Radar tracking, the new ally in curbing illegal mining in Peru’s Amazon

The novelty of this radar monitoring tool lies in its ability to overcome the limitation of clouds and observe forests regardless of weather phenomena 365 days a year.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - From space, it penetrates the dense layer of clouds that dominates the rainforest, tracks illegal mining, and warns throughout the year of deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon. In this country, the "gold rush" has depredated more than 96,000 hectares of primary forests in the last 30 years.

It is RAMI, a brand new geospatial technology tool that monitors via satellite and radar the progress of gold mining . . .

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