Palm oil lawsuit heading for Peru's constitutional court

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.

Melka group palm oil company in Peru withdraws from RSPO and is slapped with fine

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.

Une société du secteur de l’huile de palme du groupe Melka au Pérou quitte la RSPO et se voit infliger une amende

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.

Perusahaan minyak sawit Melka di Peru mundur dari RSPO dan dikenai denda

Sejak tahun 2014, masyarakat adat Shipibo dari Santa Clara de Uchunya dengan dukungan FECONAU (Federasi masyarakat asli Ucayali) telah menentang operasi perusahaan kelapa sawit Plantaciones de Pucallpa SAC (PdP), yang telah menghancurkan lebih dari 5.000 hektar hutan adat di wilayah Ucayali, Peru. Baru-baru ini perjuangan masyarakat telah mulai membuahkan beberapa kemenangan penting.

Peru’s failure to address indigenous peoples’ land struggle and control illegal deforestation exposes empty pledges of its government to tackle deforestation

The failure to resolve the underlying land tenure problems of indigenous peoples is one of the main factors behind the increasing deforestation in Peru as reported in a national deforestation study produced by FPP and AIDESEP and launched at the UN Climate talks held in Peru in 2014.  Peru hands over the Presidency of the climate change talks to France in Paris this year and since 2010 has made ambitious pledges to resolve indigenous peoples’ landrights struggles as part of its commitments to protect forests and mitigate climate change in which it has pledged to reduce net deforestatio