Brett Klapper

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Asháninka Communities Receive Title to Lands

September 2017 After a decade long struggle, the Asháninka communities of Beu, Oori, and Koshireni received titles to their lands during a ceremony in Pucallpa earlier this month. The communities are located in the extremely remote Yurua River region in the Amazon headwaters near the Brazil border. Community members have been in conflict with their …

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UAC Leads Expedition to Raise Awareness of Threats to Peru’s 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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Land Title Secured for the Asháninka Community of Tomajao on the Tamaya River

March 2017 After more than a decade of field and legal work by community leaders and Ucayali’s titling agency, the Tomajao Indigenous Community has finally received title to their ancestral lands. The process began 2006 and UAC and ProPurús joined the struggle over the last few years when we successfully raised funding for and led …

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Congressional Commission Rules Against Purús Highway

March 2017 Peru’s Congressional Commission of Andean, Amazonian, and Afro-Peruvians on Environment & Ecology has ruled against the proposed Puerto Esperanza—Iñapari Highway. While the Commission agreed that sustainable development in the Purús region should be “of national interest’”, it  outright rejected the proposal to construct a highway to connect the region with the rest of Peru, citing …

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