GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — The United Nations Development Program is providing more than $800,000 to help limit environmental damage in Guyana as a result of gold mining activities.

The natural resources ministry said Saturday that the money will be used to build dozens of monitoring stations in the jungle and use satellite technology to assess damaged areas. Local UNPD representative Khadija Musa said the program also aims to help agencies better coordinate oversight of Guyana's booming gold industry, which generated nearly $1 billion in revenue last year.