The Melka Group is planning to auction off its palm oil holdings in the Amazon. The group has been highly controversial due to its practices of deforestation and complaints by Peruvian courts.
Protected Areas and Indigenous Lands
They are two Sustainable Development Reserves and two Wildlife Refuges. Two of them are in the area of influence of the hydroelectric Belo Monte.
Protected areas may suffer loss of over 6.5 million hectares – an area equivalent to 7.8 million stadiums like the Maracanã – if projects of environmental impact that are in progress in the country are approved.
The Brazilian interim government of President Michel Temer, who took over after the departure of Dilma Rousseff, complete one month on June 12 without setting an agenda for indigenous peoples of the country.
The Identity Madidi scientific project seeks more data on the ecosystem of the park. In six study sites 900 vertebrate species and 627 butterflies were recorded.
After spilling 3000 barrels of oil in Cuninico, Petroperú apologized to the indigenous communities affected in a public hearing for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Loreto, the region with the most forest in Peru (44%) with 32,451 hectares is being affected by the large-scale production of oil palm.
Victor Zambrano has been nominated for this global society as an “anonymous leader conservation” because of his environmental education work with children of Madre de Dios region.
They still retain much of their customs, language, rituals, culture intact. Except for the practice that transformed them into one of the most feared indigenous peoples of the Amazon: the practice of cutting off the head of the vanquished enemies in war.