The cultivation of oil palm in the Ucayali region, in Peru, causes devastation of primary forests, changing the face of the Amazon to agricultural land without authorization.
7 September 2015 at 11:10 (Updated on 14 September 2020 at 11:57)
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.
September 23, 2015
Peruvian television program broadcast a report on illegal logging in the Ucayali region, showing the allegedly illegal timber transport by boats and trucks.
May 4, 2015
Oil palm plantations on a large scale started in 2011 near the town of Nueva Requena, Ucayali region, today cover almost 12,200 hectares.