Achuar family on the river in their customary lands, Peru, 2007
In a statement published in national newspapers, Peru’s national indigenous organisation calls on the government to take immediate steps amongst others to:
- Reform outdated and discriminatory land laws that fail to recognise indigenous peoples’ full rights over their territories including the practice of granting leasehold over forest lands.
- Ensure that the land titling applications of 1,376 communities are processed and implemented.
- Stop the wave of land trafficking and land grabbing in which untitled indigenous lands are being grabbed and then sold off for agribusiness operations.