Chris Fagan

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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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“Multimodal” Transit Route Promoted as Alternative to New Purús Road

April 2018: UAC recently led an investigation of a new transit route utilizing existing roads and rivers to connect the Alto Purús region with the rest of Peru.

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Peru Ignores Pope’s Plea for Indigenous Rights and Approves Road Law

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 of its indigenous inhabitants.

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