Environmentalist Fernando Jauregui affirmed this Monday, March 21, that Venezuela has one of the highest deforestation rates in Latin America.
Juaregui explained to Radio Fe y Alegría Noticias that this situation is caused by the practices of the “misnamed conuco”, and by the extraction of resources in the Orinoco Mining Arch, which, according to him, does not only affect that space.
“It is also generating deforestation in the Paragua and Caroní river basins, which are the main suppliers of the Guri, where 70% of the country’s electricity is produced,” he said.
He also pointed out that it is difficult to calculate how many trees have been felled in that area since they cannot be seen from a helicopter.
Faced with this, Jauregui said that the pollution “in large quantities” that is generated in the Orinoco Mining Arc produces waste that ends up in the Caribbean Sea, in turn affecting the Orinoco River. (Momentum)