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Indigenous peoples in Peru score historical victory in securing agreements to correct a flawed land titling project financed by the Inter-American Development Bank - IDB

Peruvian Amazon indigenous peoples’ organisation AIDESEP has successfully used the IDB Complaint Mechanism (ICIM) coupled with sustained dialogue with senior IDB officials to secure major reforms to a potentially harmful land titling project, which threatened to title land to settlers and carve up indigenous peoples’ forest territories.

Los pueblos indígenas en Perú logran un triunfo histórico con la obtención de acuerdos para corregir un programa de tierras mal diseñado y financiado por el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo

La organización peruana de pueblos indígenas de la Amazonía, AIDESEP,  ha utilizado de manera exitosa el Mecanismo Independiente de Consulta e Investigación (MICI) del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) junto con el diálogo sostenido con funcionarios del mismo, con el fin de asegurar reformas importantes para un proyecto de titulación de tierras potencialmente dañino que amenaza con titular tierras de la Amazonía a colonos, y que corre el riesgo de reparti

Palm oil industry group orders company to halt Peru planting

Source: Reuters - Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:58 GMT, Author: Reuters

LIMA, April 25 (Reuters) - A palm oil industry body on Monday ordered a member company with a 5,000 hectare (12,355 acre) concession in Peru to stop developing new plantations until it can prove it has not cleared any primary forest.

The dispute comes amid growing concerns from environmentalist and indigenous communities about the rapid expansion of oil palm plantations in the Peruvian Amazon in recent years.