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.
November 5, 2021
Forestry dashboard presented at COP26 shows that 9 million trees were cut down since the beginning of the summit. The forest's destruction interferes with the rainfall regime and increases greenhouse gas emissions.