"Without a doubt there will be conflicts arising from these concessions, because from the environmental perspective it is a more sensitive zone than the mountains," José de Echave, head of CooperAcción's extractive industries campaign, said.
Mining in Peru has long been centered in the Andes.
Only in the 1990s did it expand to the Pacific coast, and in the last few years to the Amazon jungles.
"The mining industry is in a race for new ore deposits because from now on there are going to be more restrictions worldwide on this activity as a result of the effects of climate change, which is already on the global agenda," said De Echave
"It is likely that in the next 10 years the scenario of the conflict will be the Amazon
, because the government does not provide guarantees that mining activity will respect the rights of the peasant and indigenous communities," said De Echave