The effects of resource extraction from tropical rainforests+ their management

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What iron ore project uses wood from the forest to power its pig iron plants, resulting in annual deforestation of 6100 km2?
The Carajas iron ore mining project
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The Carajas iron ore mining project uses wood from the forest to power its pig iron plants, resulting in annual deforestation of...
6100 km2
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Mercury is used in gold mining. The mercury is very toxic+ is found in high concentrations in fish. What % of fish caught in the gold mining region surrounding the River Tapajos is contaminated with mercury?
90%
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90% of caught fish of what river is contaminated with mercury?
The River Tapajos
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In what state of Brazil have there been conflicts between gold prospectors+ the indigenous Yanomamo Indians?
In the state of Roraima
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Who had a conflict with gold prospectors in the state of Roraima?
The indigenous Yanomamo Indians
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Why have large areas of Cameroon been cut down?
For commercial wood production
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Who have the roads built by the logging companies in Cameroon opened up the forest for?
Illegal loggers+ commercial hunters
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Roads built by the logging companies in Cameroon have opened up the forest for illegal loggers+ commercial hunting. What has this led to?
The slaughtering of mammals, e.g. elephant, gorilla and chimpanzees, whose meat is sold at high prices in restaurants
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Who is often employed for a few day in Cameroon to show logging companies the best trees, leading to destruction of the environment?
The Baka pigmies
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Where are the local Baka not given protective clothing?
In the sawmills
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What is the wood in Cameroon often treated with against parasites and fungus? What has it resulted in?
With toxic products-> workers breath into their lungs
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Where is oil extracted from in Ecuador?
The Oriente Region
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Out of how many pits does the toxic waste mixed with crude oil seep out into the subsoil in Ecuador, polluting surrounding freshwater and farmland?
600 unlined pits
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Hydrocarbons in Ecuador are concentrated how many more times in the water than is permissible for human consumption?
200-300 times more
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Stomach cancer in Ecuador is how many times more frequent in oil exploitation areas?
5 times
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There are many more miscarriages in Ecuador amongst indigenous people like who?
Huaorani
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What plants are endagered in Ecuador? What are they usually used for?
Periwinkle, to cure childhood leukemia
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