June 2019: The indigenous tribes of Peru’s Yurua River region have been granted a conservation concession to protect 112,850 acres (45,699 hectares) of remote, intact lowland jungle near the border with Acre, Brazil.
July 2018: Constructed in 2012, the Interoceanic Highway connects western Brazil with Peru’s Madre de Dios state. It was promoted as a necessary investment to promote trade and transit between the two countries while improving the standard of living of rural Peruvians.
April 2018: UAC recently led an investigation of a new transit route to connect the Alto Purús region with the rest of Peru. Called the “multimodal,” the route utilizes existing
January 2018: During his recent visit to the Peruvian jungle town of Puerto Maldonado, Pope Francis gave an impassioned speech about the importance of protecting theAmazon forest and respecting the rights
December 2017: Last month in the remote headwaters of Peru’s Alto Purús River, a young indigenous man was shot with an arrow by a member of the Mashco Piro isolated tribe.The attack occurred while the man was sharing food with several members of the tribe.