Yagua is an area that represents much of the natural wealth of Loreto and Peru. Because of these and other characteristics, the technical proposal to convert the Yaguas Reserved Zone into a National Park was approved.
Protected Areas and Indigenous Lands
The decision by the Federal University of Amazonas, in Brazil, is a milestone in the university system for the country’s indigenous.
The idea that indigenous only do traditional music has fallen into obscurity. Today, they produce and sing rap, rock, dub and, in Brazil, local music and “forró”.
Researchers at the Mamirauá Institute captured two jaguars that will be included in the monitoring and study initiative of felines in the Amazon. The surprise, however, was to see a baby jaguar.
Illegal gold mining in the Amazon has a devastating effect on indigenous peoples. Miners bring disease, deforestation and murder. Then long after they have gone, communities are left to suffer deadly mercury poisoning.
The colonos and beiradeiros live sustainably, but a new ecological station created around them could force these rural people from their lands.
They warn with a statement of the fierce advance of deforestation for oil palm, and they claim that Peru’s government institutions are not fulfilling their duties of control and supervision..
The results show that varieties of this insect in the reserve are three times higher than what was assumed (the catalog grew from 355 to 1080).
The mining has left deep scars in the Yanomami people and in their territory. Between 1986 and 1990, it is estimated that 20% of the population (1,800 people) died due to disease and violence caused by invading gold miners.