Peru And Ecuador Team Up To Eradicate Illegal Mining In Border River


The last team’s patrol of the area resulted in no register of illegal mining practices.

Authorities in Peru and Ecuador created a team that will work in the hopes of eradicating illegal mining in the Puyango-Tumbes river, which serves as a border between the two countries.

The National Service of Natural Protected Areas by the State of Peru (Sernanp) announced this information yesterday in a statement, according to El Comercio.

During the last patrol on June 11, the team did not register illegal mining practices in the vicinities of the river.

“On behalf of Peru, the team is formed by the Tumbes National Reserve, the Directorate of Energy and Mines of the Regional Government of Tumbes, the Provincial Office of Crime Prevention in Tumbes, and the departments of environment and borders of the National Police of Peru (PNP)”, this media informed.

The river Puyango-Tumbes is formed by several streams from the Ecuadorian provinces of Loja and El Oro, and then enters the northern Peruvian region of Tumbes to meet near the border with Ecuador.

(Cover Photo Wikimedia Commons)

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