Florence Goupil

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Illegal Gold Mining in La Pampa
Location: Cusco, Peru
Nationality: Peruvian
Biography: Florence Goupil (Lima, 1990) is a self-taught Peruvian documentary photographer based in Cusco, Peru. She has been an Explorer since 2020 and is a contributor to the National Geographic Society. The spectre of the Quechua-Wanka culture through her... MORE
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Illegal Gold Mining in La Pampa
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Updated Nov 2022

Illegal gold mining operations in La Pampa, Madre De Dios

In July 2022, I had the honor of working alongside an investigative team from NBC News to document the deforestation of more than 370,000 acres of forest in the Peruvian Amazon. Revealing the trafficking of minors, mercury contamination and the gold mafia, in addition to the assassination of environmental leaders. Crimes originated in the mining town of La Pampa in Madre de Dios.

For Nbc News 2022.

Paradise lost: Inside Peru's emergency zone
 Illegal gold mining in southeastern Peru has fueled the destruction of a massive swath of rainforest and the killing of dozens of environmental activists.
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