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A Call for Solidarity and Support from the Peruvian Amazon

In mid-July, the Shipibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya, with help from FPP,  launched a crowdfunder to support urgently needed solutions in their fight to defend their forests and way of life from destruction by a palm oil company and land-trafficking gangs.

Un llamado de solidaridad y apoyo desde la Amazonia peruana

A mediados de julio, la comunidad Shipibo de Santa Clara de Uchunya, con el apoyo de Forest Peoples Programme, lanzó un crowdfunder con el fin de financiar soluciones urgentes para fortalecer su lucha en defensa de sus bosques y modo de vida en contra de la destrucción causada por una empresa de palma aceitera y traficantes de tierras.

Indigenous leaders in the Amazon face death threats as community files lawsuit against Peruvian government for violation of their land rights

Leaders of the Shipibo indigenous village of Santa Clara de Uchunya, accompanied by their representative organisation FECONAU, filed a constitutional law suit challenging Peru’s regional government authorities for failing to secure legal protection of their traditional lands and enabling its acquisition and clearance by an international agribusiness company.

La Fiscalía ambiental peruana documenta la violación de la orden de suspensión del Gobierno peruano por parte de la empresa Plantaciones de Pucallpa

Activistas indígenas bajo amenaza

Actualización urgente: Un video que registra una visita oficial a la plantación de palma aceitera de Plantaciones de Pucallpa en Ucayali por parte de fiscales y funcionarios ambientales peruanos documenta cómo la empresa ha mantenido sus operaciones agrícolas en violación de la orden de suspensión expedida por el Ministerio de Agricultura en septiembre de 2015.  

Protecting the Amazon is the key to resolving the climate crisis

December 11 2015: It is 11.30 in the morning in Paris, the negotiation among the members of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) is crucial to build consensus towards a new global climate agreement, an agreement that seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and thus mitigate climate change.

Shipibo community sues Peruvian government for failure to title traditional lands

23rd October 2014, Pucallpa: The Shipibo indigenous community of Korin Bari today filed a law suit against the Peruvian government for its failure to title its traditional territory resulting in the repeated invasion of community lands by illegal loggers and coca growers threatening the lives of community members who protest.