Much of the Nahua people have been affected by mercury poisoning, which causes anemia and acute kidney problems.
Protected Areas and Indigenous Lands
A helicopter from Peru’s Air Force that was helping to monitor the area has been stopped and held by a group of locals. There were food and fresh water aboard, meant to be distributed among the people of Mayuriaga.
Almost a month since an oil spill, the new autonomous Wampis peoples’ government is asking the Peruvian government to take definitive and drastic measures.
In 2006, the dolphin who lived in the Yangtze River in China, was presumed extinct. In Brazil, a close cousin could reach the same end.
Killings of environmental protesters, often indigenous people fighting to protect land, on the rise with 2015 likely to have been the deadliest year on record.
In addition to the environmental impact of oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon, indigenous women of the same areas remain poor, isolated, and exposed to diseases and domestic violence.
Researchers show that people who lived in the region had sophisticated fishing and feeding habits.
The project’s license was granted by IBAMA after the president of Funai, João Pedro Gonçalves, approved it without consulting with indigenous people.
Results show that protected areas do fulfill their efforts to conserve nature. More analysis is needed to explain the lost species’ role.