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. The announcement culminated over 20 years of work by the tribes and their partners to protect their homelands from logging, ranching, commercial agriculture and other deforestation drivers becoming ever so prevalent in the western Amazon. The Concession will be managed by the new Asociación de Conservación Comunal Yurúa, comprised of local men and women from the Ashéninka, Asháninka, Yaminahua and Amahuaca tribes. In addition to harboring rare and endangered species like the arapaima fish, jaguar, river otter and spider monkey, two isolated tribes travel through the area …
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.
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.
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