New threats and little state presence make indigenous intend to bring their demands to international courts.
Protected Areas and Indigenous Lands
Scientist says that to fight diseases transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti, the best way is prevention. “The only tool we have is still fighting the vector.”
Book includes knowledge about primates living in flooded environments around the world, explaining the animals’ relationship with these places and how research can help in their conservation.
The National Indigenous Foundation of Brazil published studies for identification and delineation of four indigenous territories, recognizing the traditional occupation of the people living in the areas.
In order to cope with the invasion of illegal miners in the Tambopata National Reserve, 40 special forces rangers of the Navy of Peru will join the surveillance in point “Azul.”
Indigenous organizations of Peruvian regions of Loreto, Ucayali, Junín and Cusco meet in Cuninico, two years after oil spill, to exchange experiences on indigenous surveillance.
Illegal mining continues its expansion in Madre de Dios, the Peruvian region most affected by this activity. Destroyed forests, polluted rivers and soils, as well as social problems.
Illicit gold trade overtakes cocaine, fuelling abuses including sexual exploitation and child labour, says Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime.
International Council on Mining and Metals is concerned about statements by National Society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy of Peru, who criticize and ignore the right to prior consultation of indigenous peoples.