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Two Lawsuits to Stop Peru's Biggest Gas Project in Indigenous Reserve

Operations by gas consortium in Amazon reserve for vulnerable indigenous peoples met with legal action

February 25, 2014 | The Guardian

Three Peruvian judges are scheduled to meet on April 1st following a lawsuit filed to stop a gas consortium from operating in a reserve in the Amazon created for indigenous peoples living in "initial contact" and "voluntary isolation."More »

Severe Oil Contamination Found in the Largest National Reserve in Peru

Severe Oil Contamination Found in the Largest National Reserve in Peru

January 27, 2014 | Alianza Arkana Blog | Blog Post

Last week Peruvian governmental authorities released test results that prove alarming levels of contamination in Peru's largest national reserve, Pacaya Samiria, part of Kukama Kukamilla indigenous territory.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 »

Oil Industry "Devastating" for Amazon Communities, Warns UN Rapporteur

James Anaya says oil companies have affected health and food sources of indigineous people in the Peruvian rainforest

December 20, 2013 | The Guardian

Indigenous people in Peru have suffered "devastating consequences" as a result of extractive industries in the Amazon rainforest, according to the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Rights.More »

Pluspetrol: How Not to Clean Up the Rainforest Disaster You Have Caused

Pluspetrol: How Not to Clean Up the Rainforest Disaster You Have Caused

December 3, 2013 | Alianza Arkana Blog | Blog Post

Peruvian activists recently told Amazon Watch that the question now isn't what areas of this region have been polluted, but instead what areas are actually still clean.More »

UN Says Peru's Gas Plans Could Threaten Indigenous Peoples

UN Says Peru's Gas Plans Could Threaten Indigenous Peoples

October 8, 2013 | Huffington Post

A United Nations committee says that plans by Peru's government to expand a controversial gas project in the Amazon could threaten the "physical and cultural survival" of indigenous peoples.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 »

Does Peru Care More About Parks Than People?

July 8, 2013 | Huffington Post

Pluspetrol is currently planning on expanding its operations in a concession known as 'Lot 88', almost 75% of which overlaps the supposedly 'intangible' Kugapakori-Nahua-Nanti Reserve which was established for indigenous peoples in 'voluntary isolation' and 'initial contact' in 1990, borders Manu National Park and acts as part of its official buffer zone.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 | Mongabay.com

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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