Gold extraction affects the sustainability of brazil nuts in Bolivia

Gold mining in Bolivia threatens forest sustainability, including chestnut exploitation, by the use of mercury and deforestation involving its exploitation outside rivers. Gold production expands in the brazil nut municipalities of Riberalta, which in 2014 recorded an income of $98.9 million per 2,423 kilos of gold; Guayaramerín with $88.1 million for more than 2,156 kilos; Puerto Gonzalo Moreno obtained $7.2 million with 175 kilos; in addition to other locations in Pando.

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