Protecting One Of The Wildest Places On Earth

The Upper Amazon Conservancy (UAC) is dedicated to protecting the biological and cultural diversity of the Amazon headwaters in southeastern Peru. UAC works with its Peruvian partner organization, ProPurús, and in close collaboration with indigenous peoples, government agencies and other NGOs to strengthen the region’s protected areas, build the capacity of its local communities and affect well-informed, sustainable public policy. The Upper Amazon Conservancy prides itself on the time it spends in the field, working hard to understand the complex cultural, ethical and social issues facing these remote areas and indigenous tribes who live there.

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Asháninka Communities on the Yurua Receive Title to Lands

September 2017

After a decade long struggle, the Asháninka communities of Beu, Oori, and Koshireni received titles to their lands earlier this month during a ceremony in the city of Pucallpa. The communities are located in the extremely remote Yurua River region in the Amazon headwaters near the Brazil border. The new titles provide them with legal justification to protect their lands from logging, hunting and other illegal activities, and to receive support to develop new projects involving the sustainable use their resources. In addition, the communities will become primary stewards and protectors to a new communal protected area being created in adjacent lands.

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UAC Leads Expedition to Raise Awareness of Threats to Isolated Tribes

June 2017: In May, UAC led a team affiliated with National Geographic Magazine to remote parts of the Alto Purús region as part of its campaign to raise awareness of the threats to the forests of southern Peru and the isolated tribes who live there–some of the last indigenous people living in isolation on earth.

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