CINCIA Starts Research to Recover Degraded Areas by Mining

///CINCIA Starts Research to Recover Degraded Areas by Mining

Puerto Maldonado, December 16, 2016 – In the District of Laberinto, CINCIA began installing experimental plots with mining concessionaires in the region. In this area and other areas being established, CINCIA will determine the most effective methods to recover areas affected by mining activity.

After several months of planning, where cartographic technology was used to characterize the state of the ecosystem, CINCIA began a new research stage for the recovery of areas degraded by mining. This research will investigate the adaptation of more than thirty forest species to the soil conditions generated by mining, and will be taken into account for the restoration of the landscape and its economic recovery.

With the installation of study plots located in the Tambopata, Laberinto, Inambari, Huepetuhe, Madre de Dios, and Camanti districts, CINCIA with the support of the IIAP, USAID, and WWF strategic partners, propose to determine restoration methods that are easy to replicate in the territory and thus contribute scientific information in the processes of closure of mines in the Amazon region.


In the next two years CINCIA will install 40 ha. Of experimental plots in areas affected by mining between Cusco and Madre de Dios.

Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation – CINCIA