Impacts of Mining Project "Mirador" in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Impacts of Mining Project 'Mirador' in the Ecuadorian Amazon

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Using satellite imagery, GIS data, and remote sensing analysis, this interactive multimedia presentation is a tool for tracking and analyzing the effects of the the "Mirador" project, an open pit mine with the purpose of extracting copper, silver and gold, in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest.

MAAP seeks to improve understanding of current patterns and causes of deforestation through the use of high-resolution satellite images and deforestation data in near real time by presenting this information in accessible reports.

This MAAP (Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project) was produced in a collaboration between the Amazon Conservation Team, Amazon Watch, Amazon Conservation, and EcoCiencia and was developed thanks to the financial support of the MacArthur Foundation.

The Amazon Conservation Team, Amazon Watch, Amazon Conservation, and EcoCiencia are working together to expand the MAAP initiative in Ecuador and the development of interactive maps that illustrate the impacts of extractivism in indigenous territories.

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