Despite repeated complaints from affected residents, national press and civil society organizations, illegal deforestation of primary forests in Tamshiyacu (Loreto) continues.
October 20, 2020
Diana Ríos Rengifo took on the defense of the Peruvian Amazon after the murder of her father, a well-known Asheninka leader in the fight against illegal loggers. The trees in Saweto, a community located near the Peruvian border with Brazil, are highly coveted on the market and are threatened by indiscriminate logging.
May 4, 2021
In Humaitá, a town located on the banks of the Madeira River and on the crossroads of two Amazonian major highways, a local infrastructure project is touted to bring growth and progress. But it fuels fears of deforestation as the agricultural frontier advances.
August 12, 2014
Farmers in Tamshiyacu, in Loreto region, report that the culprit of the deforestation that has been occurring is Cacao del Perú Norte, a company that kills the primary forests of the area without the permission of the regional entity.