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.
We partner with the Trust for Conservation Innovation, a San Francisco based organization that provides a non-profit administrative and financial management platform and maintains our 501 (c)(3) registration with the US government. 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.
In Focus: Puerto Esperanza – Iñapari Road Information
Members of Peru’s Congress have submitted a bill which would declare a controversial highway project “a public necessity and a national interest priority,” despite adamant opposition from the indigenous tribes whose ancestral lands the road would cross. The highway is planned for the Alto Purús region, among the least disturbed parts of the entire Amazon Basin. Proponents are pushing for a 300 kilometer road to connect the small town of Puerto Esperanza, in Ucayali department, to the InterOceanic Highway in the town of Iñapari in Madre de Dios department. The highway would cross the Alto Purús National Park and the Madre de Dios Territorial Reserve for Indigenous People in Voluntary Isolation, home to some of the last isolated indigenous tribes left anywhere in the world.
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Poster showing the impacts of the proposed highway
Map of proposed road
Letters from the Alto Purús indigenous federation, FECONAPU, rejecting the road and demanding the expulsion of road advocate and priest, Miguel Piovesán