This works reports the findings of a study undertaken to assess the socio-economic and environmental impacts mining stone in the community of San Pedro, Tena, Ecuador. Data collection from primary sources was carried out through a case study of the community by means of household-level surveys in 2015. Most of the ore mining is carried out in the river. This means that the interruption of river courses, the involvement of the landscape and the depletion of biodiversity resources are the principal environmental impacts. The community involvement in planning the proper exploitation of stony minerals, the creation of other income-generating activities and environmental restoration criteria are presented and discussed.
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Impacts of exploitation of stone in the River Tena, Napo province, Ecuador.
Published: 20 January 2017 by MDPI in MOL2NET'16, Conference on Molecular, Biomed., Comput. & Network Science and Engineering, 2nd ed. congress MODECO-01: Workshop on Molecular Diversity & Ecosystems, Puyo, Ecuador-Porto, Portugal, 2016
Keywords: Socio-Environmental impact; mining practices; San Pedro