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Madre de Dios

Peru

Biologically and culturally diverse region, with more than 30 Indigenous communities and many other people with a high dependence on local forests and forest resources. Madre de Dios is one of the most isolated regions of the country, but counts with the highest national immigration rates, caused principally by growth in gold mining activities. Landscapes and communities are changing rapidly and young people can lose connections with their forest homes. In search of education and work opportunities, they migrate to urban areas in large numbers. The future of these communities is at stake.

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