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Indigenous Leader Denounces Peru's Camisea Gas Project Expansion

March 10, 2014 | Huffington Post

"We - the heads - we haven't approved anything regarding expansion in Lot 88. They say the study has already been approved. So we ask ourselves: who authorized it? No public meeting has been held, nor one workshop, about it."More »

Gas Company To Drill in Manu National Park Buffer Zone, Imperiling Indigenous People

Gas Company To Drill in Manu National Park Buffer Zone, Imperiling Indigenous People

February 4, 2014 |

The Peruvian government has approved plans for gas company Pluspetrol to move deeper into a supposedly protected reserve for indigenous peoples and the buffer zone of the Manu National Park in the Amazon rainforest.More »

Gas Company: Amazon Tribes Vulnerable to "Massive Deaths"

January 20, 2014 | The Ecologist

Amazon tribes in Peru's rainforest are at risk of "massive deaths" from new diseases to which they lack immunity, gas company Pluspetrol admits – as it tries to expand its Camisea gas project into a Reserve for isolated indigenous people.More »

Another State of Environmental Emergency in the Peruvian Amazon?

Another State of Environmental Emergency in the Peruvian Amazon?

August 20, 2013 | Alianza Arkana Blog | Blog Post

The situation in the Corrientes is not new, and well-documented, as FECONACO noted: "since the 80s, studies in the region have shown the effects of contamination in fish, waters, and even the public health in communities."More »

How Many Times Can Peru Ignore the UN?

August 9, 2013 | Huffington Post

Many around the world will be aware that today, August 9, is the United Nations' International Day of the World's Indigenous People, but how often do governments actually heed what the UN has to say about such people?More »

Peruvian Ministers Resign over Amazon Gas Project

August 6, 2013 | Survival International

The plan to expand the existing Camisea gas project, which is within the Nahua-Nanti Reserve for uncontacted tribes, has been widely condemned, and in March the UN called for its 'immediate suspension'.More »

Nahua Say No to Gas Consortium in Their Territory

August 5, 2013 | Huffington Post

Members of the Nahua people living within a reserve for indigenous peoples in "initial contact" and "voluntary isolation" in the Peruvian Amazon say they will refuse to allow a gas consortium led by Pluspetrol to operate in their territory.More »

Peru's Culture Ministry Blocks Expansion of Camisea Gas Project in The Amazon, Warning That Isolated Peoples Could Become Extinct

July 31, 2013 | Press Release

Peru's Vice-Ministry of Inter-Culturality has issued a critical report temporarily blocking the expansion of Peru's biggest gas project and claiming that two "isolated" indigenous peoples living in the region could be made extinct if it goes ahead.More »

Peru Set to Ignore UN Plea to Suspend Amazon Gas Expansion

July 3, 2013 | Huffington Post

The United Nations' Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination wrote to the Peruvian government urging it to "immediately suspend" the expansion of the country's biggest hydrocarbons development. The government's response? To claim there is nothing illegal about the expansion, no threat to the "isolated" indigenous peoples, and that it intends to proceed as planned.More »

Over 30 Tons of Explosives to Be Detonated in Manu National Park Buffer Zone

June 24, 2013 |

A consortium of gas companies headed by Pluspetrol and including Hunt Oil plans on detonating approximately 38 tons of explosives in the south-east Peruvian Amazon in one of the most biodiverse regions in the world.More »

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