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Indigenous leader shot to death outside her home in Ucayali
Posted by Frances Jenner on Apr 20, 2018 Leave a comment

Indigenous leader shot to death outside her home in Ucayali

  Olivia Arévalo, indigenous leader and wise woman of the Amazonian indigenous group Shipibo-Konibo, was shot and killed on Thursday outside her home in the Victoria Gracia community, Ucayali. The Indigenous  Full Article »

Proposed reserves will protect Peru’s indigenous tribes in the Amazon
Posted by Frances Jenner on Mar 5, 2018 Leave a comment

Proposed reserves will protect Peru’s indigenous tribes in the Amazon

It has been 15 years since the first formal proposal to create indigenous reserves in Peru’s vast Loreto region, but due to recent developments, things are starting to look positive.  Full Article »

New highway through Peru’s Amazon could disrupt local ecosystems and indigenous populations
Posted by Michael Krumholtz on Jan 29, 2018 1 comment

New highway through Peru’s Amazon could disrupt local ecosystems and indigenous populations

Construction of a massive highway project through eastern Peru has garnered international attention from press and conservationists as critics worry it could destroy some of the country’s most precious protected  Full Article »

Pope to address environmental and indigenous struggles during his visit to Puerto Maldonado
Posted by Jess Rapp on Jan 18, 2018 Leave a comment

Pope to address environmental and indigenous struggles during his visit to Puerto Maldonado

Pope Francis arrives in Peru tonight for a 3-day Papal visit. His trip will include a visit to Puerto Maldonado where he will meet with the indigenous people of the  Full Article »

Peru to receive new national park in Loreto region.
Posted by Arjun Harindranath on Jan 14, 2018 Leave a comment

Peru to receive new national park in Loreto region.

The Yaguas reserve in Peru was designated as a national park on Friday. It is located in the northwestern corner of Peru in the province  of Loreto and the declaration  Full Article »

Indigenous communities in Peru use smartphones to fight back at pollution
Posted by Mathew Di Salvo on Dec 18, 2017 Leave a comment

Indigenous communities in Peru use smartphones to fight back at pollution

Indigenous communities in Peru are turning to smartphones and drones to save the Amazon from pollution.

Police attacked in Amazonian region known for illegal gold mining
Posted by Zac Laval on Sep 25, 2017 Leave a comment

Police attacked in Amazonian region known for illegal gold mining

On the afternoon of Friday, September 22, a group of Peruvian police officers belonging to the Environmental Protection Authority of Peru (DEPMA) was ambushed in the region of Madre de Dios  Full Article »

A look at life for the gold miners in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Nov 25, 2016 3 comments

A look at life for the gold miners in Peru’s Amazon

Gold miners in Peru’s Amazon jungle face crime, corruption, health hazards and environmental destruction to make a living. I spent a week in Madre de Dios, Peru’s southeastern state known  Full Article »

Peru’s state oil firm to beef up defense of Amazon pipeline
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Nov 4, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s state oil firm to beef up defense of Amazon pipeline

State oil firm Petroperu has declared emergency measures to protect its pipeline in the Amazon jungle following the 11th oil spill this year. The latest spill is the eight breach  Full Article »

Natives release 200 hostages in Peru’s Amazon after oil spill
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Oct 3, 2016 2 comments

Natives release 200 hostages in Peru’s Amazon after oil spill

Indigenous protesters on Saturday released over 200 international tourists and other hostages who were detained on a remote stretch of the Marañon River in Loreto following recent oil spills. Natives from the Saramurillo village in  Full Article »