Forest Peoples Programme Supporting forest peoples’ rights

Violating rights and threatening lives: The Camisea gas project and indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation

Forest Peoples Programme
20 January, 2014

This report highlights the existing impacts of the Camisea gas project in the south-east Peruvian Amazon on indigenous peoples living in ‘voluntary isolation’ (‘isolated peoples’) in the Kugapakori-Nahua-Nanti and Others’ Reserve. It also summarises the evidence documenting the occupation and use of the Reserve by isolated peoples and describes how the project’s current planned expansion risks causing further negative impacts for isolated groups and threatens to violate their fundamental rights to life and a healthy environment, territorial and cultural integrity and self-determination. In sum, the report finds that this project threatens their very existence and survival as indigenous peoples.

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