Ucayali, 5 June 2017: Indigenous Peoples call on the Regional Council and Government of Ucayali to secure indigenous land rights, stop harmful oil palm development and protect human rights defenders in Peruvian Amazon.
Public Statement (Pronunciamento Publico in Spanish only).
In an initial public statement issued on their website, the RSPO’s Complaints Panel (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) condemned Plantaciones de Pucallpa (PdP) for its destruction of primary forests in violation of the RSPO’s code of
After appeals from indigenous organisation FECONAU in the Ucayali region the Peruvian government has recognised that the National Plan for oil palm must be consulted with Peru's indigenous peoples.
Document: Aprueban consulta previa palma aceitera (Spanish only)
26th March. The lawsuit filed by the Shipibo community of Santa Clara in May 2016 against the Peruvian government for issuing their untitled traditional lands to a palm oil company is now heading for Peru’s highest court, the Constitutional Tribunal after the court of second instance in Pucallpa ruled that the case was not admissible as a constitutional appeal or amparo.
Since 2014, the indigenous Shipibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya with the support of FECONAU (the Federation of Native communities of Ucayali) has been challenging the operations of the palm oil company Plantaciones de Pucallpa SAC (PdP), which has destroyed more than 5,000 hectares of its traditional forest lands in the Ucayali region of Peru. Recently the struggles of the community have begun to yield important victories.
Depuis 2014, la communauté autochtone shipibo de Santa Clara de Uchunya, avec l’appui de FECONAU (la Fédération des communautés natives d’Ucayali) a contesté les activités de la société du secteur de l’huile de palme Plantaciones de Pucallpa SAC (PdP), qui a détruit plus de 5 000 hectares de ses forêts traditionnelles dans la région d’Ucayali au Pérou. Récemment, les luttes de la communauté ont commencé à aboutir à des résultats significatifs.
United Cacao Ltd SEZC, a company belonging to the Melka commercial group of agribusiness enterprises operating in the Peruvian Amazon, appears to be on the brink of financial collapse.