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Peru's Yaguas National Park, created in January by the Peruvian government, sets aside 3,355 square miles (8,689 square km) of Loreto, a large ... During the categorization process, many indigenous communities expressed their concern over these threats and pledged their support for the national park.

The Amazon Center of Anthropology and Practical Application, known by its acronym CAAAP, is preparing extensive consultations with the local indigenous peoples of all the Amazon regions in Peru. The 13 bishops of the Peruvian Amazon created the social organization in 1974. “We hope that the synod ...
The Commission's decision was based on two studies by Peruvian NGO CEDIA, contracted by the Culture Ministry, which presides over the Commission. Both drew on extensive previous research about the people in “isolation” by indigenous federations and others, CEDIA's own fieldwork - reportedly ...
Tens of thousands of indigenous people in the Peruvian Amazon have been fighting decades of contamination of their natural resources by foreign and domestic ... Clean-up crew at an oil-contaminated stream in Loreto, northern Peru after a 2016 spill, one of several that year from the PetroPeru pipeline.
As cultivation of coca leaf – the raw material for cocaine – surges in Peru, waves of migrant farmers from the Andes are settling on indigenous land in the Amazon to grow the illicit crop, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and regional land authorities. UN data shows the amount of ...
The Peruvian government has a clear development agenda for its Amazon rainforest regions. Oil extraction is already happening on a large scale. That will be supported by significant investment in new gas pipelines, proposed hydroelectric dams and other large transport projects. But what do people who ...
... document since the beginning, considers the agreement historic and also crucial because it effectively guarantees three fundamental rights — the right to access of information, to public participation and to legal recourse to Peru's indigenous and peasant farming communities and to environmentalists.
In Peru and elsewhere, political leaders, bolstered by strong civil society initiatives, are recognising the effects of climate change and their role in mitigating it. They are setting aside large parcels of land in part to fulfil commitments made as part of the Paris climate agreement. And local and indigenous ...


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