Chris Fagan

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Food Baskets Delivered to 86 Quarantined Families

May 18, 2020: Over the past week, we delivered 86 baskets of food and supplies to indigenous families stranded in the city of Pucallpa, Peru due to the quarantine. The food was purchased by generous donations made by friends and supporters of UAC through a GoFundMe page.

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Emergency Food Supplies Needed by Tribes in Pucallpa

May 2020: Approximately 50 families from the remote Yurua and Purús watersheds have been living in the city of Pucallpa since the COVID 19 pandemic started and desperately need food. Please help us provide emergency food supplies!

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Indigenous – Mestizo Conservation Alliance Completes Fifth Year

February 2020: The La Novia Conservation Alliance recently completed its fifth year working to prevent illegal activities and protect threatened species along the La Novia River, a tributary of the Alto Purús River

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Invasions of Coca Farmers Threaten Protected Areas and Isolated Tribes

December 2019: An article by UAC’s Chris Fagan discusses a massive invasion of coca farmers in the Urubamba watershed that threatens indigenous lands, protected areas and the isolated tribes who live there.

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Yurua Conservation Concession Protects 112,850 acres for Local Tribes

June 2019: After a decades long effort, indigenous tribes of the Yurua region have finally been granted a conservation concession protecting 112,850 acres (45,699 hectares) of intact lowland jungle near Brazil.

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Isolated Tribes featured in National Geographic

October 2018: National Geographic’s October cover story explores threats to isolated indigenous tribes in the Peruvian Amazon. The Peru part was written by UAC’s director Chris Fagan.

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Peru’s Interoceanic: the Most Corrupt Highway in the World

July 2018: Constructed in 2012, the Interoceanic Highway has brought uncontrollable deforestation to southern Peru and has become a symbol for the rampant political corruption that has plagued Peru for decades.

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