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