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Ratusan Penambang Emas Ilegal Keruk Anak Sungai Amazon

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Jumat, 26 Nov 2021 16:00 WIB

Brasil - Sekitar 300 armada penambang emas ilegal terentang hampir selebar sungai Madeira. Ratusan kapal ini berkumpul setelah desas-desus adanya emas menyebar disana.

An illegal gold miner fixes a machine on a dredging barge on the Madeira river, a tributary of the Amazon river in Autazes, Amazonas state, Brazil, Thursday, Nov.25, 2021. Hundreds of mining barges have arrived during the past two weeks after rumors of gold spread, with environmentalists sounding the alarm about the unprecedented convergence of boats in the sensitive ecosystem. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

Ratusan rakit pengeruk yang dioperasikan oleh penambang ilegal berkumpul di sungai Madeira, anak sungai Amazon, di Autazes, negara bagian Amazonas, Brasil, Kamis (25/11/2021).  

An illegal gold miner fixes a machine on a dredging barge on the Madeira river, a tributary of the Amazon river in Autazes, Amazonas state, Brazil, Thursday, Nov.25, 2021. Hundreds of mining barges have arrived during the past two weeks after rumors of gold spread, with environmentalists sounding the alarm about the unprecedented convergence of boats in the sensitive ecosystem. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

Ratusan rakit pengeruk penambang ilegal ini memiliki tujuan berburu emas.  

An illegal gold miner fixes a machine on a dredging barge on the Madeira river, a tributary of the Amazon river in Autazes, Amazonas state, Brazil, Thursday, Nov.25, 2021. Hundreds of mining barges have arrived during the past two weeks after rumors of gold spread, with environmentalists sounding the alarm about the unprecedented convergence of boats in the sensitive ecosystem. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

Penambangan emas massal itu dipicu rumor bahwa ada yang telah menemukan emas di sana, hal ini dimulai ketika para pemimpin dunia berkumpul di konferensi iklim PBB di Glasgow, di mana Brazil berjanji untuk lebih melindungi hutan hujan Amazon.  

An illegal gold miner fixes a machine on a dredging barge on the Madeira river, a tributary of the Amazon river in Autazes, Amazonas state, Brazil, Thursday, Nov.25, 2021. Hundreds of mining barges have arrived during the past two weeks after rumors of gold spread, with environmentalists sounding the alarm about the unprecedented convergence of boats in the sensitive ecosystem. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

Sekitar 300 armada rakit dilengkapi pomba terentang hampir selebar sungai Madeira.   

An illegal gold miner fixes a machine on a dredging barge on the Madeira river, a tributary of the Amazon river in Autazes, Amazonas state, Brazil, Thursday, Nov.25, 2021. Hundreds of mining barges have arrived during the past two weeks after rumors of gold spread, with environmentalists sounding the alarm about the unprecedented convergence of boats in the sensitive ecosystem. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

Gumpalan uap terlihat, menunjukkan bahwa mereka sedang menghisap dasar sungai untuk mencari emas.  

An illegal gold miner fixes a machine on a dredging barge on the Madeira river, a tributary of the Amazon river in Autazes, Amazonas state, Brazil, Thursday, Nov.25, 2021. Hundreds of mining barges have arrived during the past two weeks after rumors of gold spread, with environmentalists sounding the alarm about the unprecedented convergence of boats in the sensitive ecosystem. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

Kondisi itu terjadi saat pemerintah pusat dan daerah berselisih tentang siapa yang harus bertanggung jawab untuk menghentikannya.  

An illegal gold miner fixes a machine on a dredging barge on the Madeira river, a tributary of the Amazon river in Autazes, Amazonas state, Brazil, Thursday, Nov.25, 2021. Hundreds of mining barges have arrived during the past two weeks after rumors of gold spread, with environmentalists sounding the alarm about the unprecedented convergence of boats in the sensitive ecosystem. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

Juru bicara IBAMA, badan perlindungan lingkungan Brazil, mengatakan pengerukan ilegal Madeira merupakan tanggung jawab pemerintah negara bagian Amazonas dan badan lingkungan setempat, IPAAM.  

An illegal gold miner fixes a machine on a dredging barge on the Madeira river, a tributary of the Amazon river in Autazes, Amazonas state, Brazil, Thursday, Nov.25, 2021. Hundreds of mining barges have arrived during the past two weeks after rumors of gold spread, with environmentalists sounding the alarm about the unprecedented convergence of boats in the sensitive ecosystem. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

Penambangan emas ilegal makin marak terjadi di Brasil sejak Presiden Jair Bolsonaro melemahkan penegakan hukum lingkungan sejak berkuasa pada 2019.  

An illegal gold miner fixes a machine on a dredging barge on the Madeira river, a tributary of the Amazon river in Autazes, Amazonas state, Brazil, Thursday, Nov.25, 2021. Hundreds of mining barges have arrived during the past two weeks after rumors of gold spread, with environmentalists sounding the alarm about the unprecedented convergence of boats in the sensitive ecosystem. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

Rakit-rakit pengeruk itu terapung di sepanjang sungai dari wilayah Humaita, di mana aktivitas penambangan emas ilegal meningkat, hingga sejauh 650 km di Autazes, kota kabupaten di tenggara Manaus.  

Ratusan Penambang Emas Ilegal Keruk Anak Sungai Amazon
Ratusan Penambang Emas Ilegal Keruk Anak Sungai Amazon
Ratusan Penambang Emas Ilegal Keruk Anak Sungai Amazon
Ratusan Penambang Emas Ilegal Keruk Anak Sungai Amazon
Ratusan Penambang Emas Ilegal Keruk Anak Sungai Amazon
Ratusan Penambang Emas Ilegal Keruk Anak Sungai Amazon
Ratusan Penambang Emas Ilegal Keruk Anak Sungai Amazon
Ratusan Penambang Emas Ilegal Keruk Anak Sungai Amazon
Ratusan Penambang Emas Ilegal Keruk Anak Sungai Amazon

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