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.
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, 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.
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.