Madre de Dios


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Madre de Dios

(mäd`rā thā dyōs), river, c.700 mi (1,130 km) long, rising in the Andes of SE Peru and flowing NE through NW Bolivia to the Beni River. It is a major artery of NW Bolivia, but frequent rapids make its lower course only partly navigable. It drains a rubber-producing region.

Madre de Dios

 

a river in South America, a left tributary of the Beni (Amazon system). Length, approximately 1,450 km; basin area, approximately 110,000 sq km. The river rises in the Andes (Cordillera de Carabaya), in southeastern Peru. For most of its course the Madre de Dios flows through northern Bolivia. At the mouth the width is up to 1,400 m. High water is from December through May. The river is navigable by small craft for a distance of 1,000 km from the mouth.

Madre de Dios

a river in NE South America, rising in SE Peru and flowing northeast to the Beni River in N Bolivia. Length: about 965 km (600 miles)
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In some areas of the Madre de Dios region, up to 300 species of tree can be found in a single hectare.
During the past decade alone around 230 square miles of rainforest - roughly the size of Merseyside - has been stripped in the Madre de Dios region.
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The largest demonstrations were in Madre de Dios, where 30,000 people are estimated to work in informal mining.
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Clan members have been blamed for two bow-and-arrow attacks on people near the riverbank in Madre de Dios state where officials say the Indians were first seen last May.
Your presence is a great support in our fight to protect our ecology, to the effort to draw world attention to the Madre de Dios area," the Daily Express quoted a representative for the area as telling the Star during the ceremony in Peru.
Illegal gold mining is at its height in the Madre de Dios region, and mining camps set up on various stretches of the Interoceanica Highway have attracted other activities as well, including the so-called "prostibars" where police found 20 teenaged girls in a recent sweep, El Comercio reported.
The first was slated for the Inambari River, which flows into the Madre de Dios River in southeastern Peru.