UW researchers investigate mining-related deforestation in the Amazon

University of Wisconsin-Madison geography professor and Nelson Institute affiliate, Lisa Naughton led a recent study investigating how formalizing and legalizing gold mining operations might curb their negative environmental effects. The study, published in Environmental Research Letters, was co-authored by a group of UW–Madison alumnae including Nora Álvarez-Berríos and Jessica L’Roe and focused on the area surrounding the Tambopata National Reserve in Peru[…]

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