PERU Environmental Crime Doesn’t Pay

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Proposition pour un renforcement de la législation environnementale au Pérou

Des palmiers morts suite au déversement sauvage de mercure employé dans les mines d’or. Delta Uno, dans le departement de Madre de Dios au Pérou © AFP PHOTO/Dan Collyns

A legislative bill in Peru aims to channel the fines for environmental crimes to repair the damages to rivers, soils and other public goods that directly affect the population. Until now, the fines collected have ended up elsewhere in the government.

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