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- Environment and Ecology in Peru, I
- Latin American Ephemera Collections
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- 2 boxes and 1 linear feet
- Storage Note:
- review: Boxes 1-2; 001; 002
- Spanish; Castilian
This collection contains pamphlets, bulletins, articles, reports, letters, flyers, and other miscellaneous items addressing a wide range of environmental issues in Peru, including conservation, environmental education and community initiatives, human health and the environment, legal and political issues, and mining.
Collection Description & Creator Information
This collection contains pamphlets, bulletins, articles, reports, letters, flyers, and other miscellaneous items addressing a wide range of environmental issues in Peru, including conservation, environmental education and community initiatives, human health and the environment, legal and political issues, and mining. The material is produced by a variety of sources, primarily non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with a range of objectives and civic coalitions that have formed in opposition to the interests of mining companies.
Notes: Conflicts between agricultural communities and mining companies seeking to capitalize on local minerals have intensified since the mid-1990s. A mercury spill in the year 2000 in the Department of Cajamarca, caused by an American operated gold mine, has brought different local groups in Cajamarca to openly voice their opposition to mining activity in the zone. A similar issue has arisen in the Tambogrande district of the region of Piura, in the department of the same name, where a Canadian-based mining company, Manhattan, has been negotiating with the Peruvian government in order to gain access to gold deposits in the area. Local citizens have joined in opposition to this endeavor; as of July 2003, the issue remained unresolved. Given the widespread protest around the matter, which holds serious environmental consequences, materials pertaining to mining issues in both Cajamarca and Piura have been organized into their own files in this collection. File 6: Mining, Cajamarca contains mainly documents from NGOs that attempt to educate local populations about the negative effects of mining activities. File 7: Mining, Tambogrande, Piura includes primarily pamphlet materials from local opposition movements, and also several documents published by entities defending the interests of the mining companies.
The material is divided into seven sections, referred to as files, each covering a specific subject area relating to the environment. The items in files 1 through 6 are arranged alphabetically by publishing organization; within each publishing organization, the documents are ordered chronologically according to year of publication. The last file (File 7: Mining, Tambogrande, Piura) is arranged chronologically according to year of publication, without specifying the names of the sources, due to the vast array of civic coalitions, movements and organizations represented here.
If the publication date of a document cannot be identified, the symbol "s.d." is used to indicate this. A date given in brackets indicates an approximate year of publication. Undated items are either placed with other undated material at the beginning of the publishing institution's section, or among other material whose dates of publication are approximately the same.
Material with unidentified publishers is labeled "Miscellaneous."
- Processing Information:
This collection was processed by Leigh Campoamor in 2003. Finding aid written by Leigh Campoamor in 2003.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Oversize GE160.P4 E584 1993q
The Latin American ephemera collections are open for research use.
Originals are stored offsite at the ReCAP facility. Microfilm surrogates can be consulted in Microforms Service, Firestone Library (http://firestone.princeton.edu/microforms/).
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
No restrictions. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.
- Credit this material:
Environment and Ecology in Peru, I; Latin American Ephemera Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-5964
- Alternative Form Available:
MICROFILM 7795 (Master printing copy. Available for reproduction only.)
- Subject Terms:
- Conservation of natural resources -- Peru.
Environmental education -- Peru.
Environmental law -- Peru.
Environmental policy -- Peru.
Environmental protection -- Peru.
Mineral industries -- Environmental aspects -- Peru.
Mineral industries -- Peru.
Mines and mineral resources -- Peru.
- Coordinadora Nacional de Comunidades del Perú Afectadas por la Minería