Authority said modifications to the Peruvian Penal Code includes prison for people linked to the illegal timber trade and for those who destroy natural forests.
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.
October 14, 2014
State exercises little control over remote Amazon region blighted by poverty and illiteracy, and organised crime fills the vacuum.