The elite soldiers protecting the Amazon rainforest

Found on BBC News on Friday, 10 May 2019
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French Guiana, a small French overseas territory on the north-eastern coast of South America, is one of the most forested nations on the planet, but its precious ecosystem is under threat from illegal gold mining.

Since then, the price of gold has continued to soar and rampant illegal gold mining has destroyed swathes of jungle from Ecuador across Peru, Colombia and Venezuela to Brazil.

They should just leave the bodies of the illegal miners in the forest; nature will take care of them. It's not only illegal gold mining though; a lot of forest vanishes for plantations to grow coconut palms for fat and oil. All with a "Bio" label...