Much of the Nahua people have been affected by mercury poisoning, which causes anemia and acute kidney problems.
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 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.
The recent leak of 3,000 barrels of oil in Peru’s Amazon jungle will cause incalculable damage, according to scientists.
Peru may be worried to conservation of its tropical forests, but deforestation has been increasing, much of it due to expanded cultivation of African palm oil.
After allegations about Petroperu workers who paid minors to collect oil spilled in their communities, in Amazonas, at least one has been identified.
A new publication from the Ministry of Environment in Peru recorded the successes of the government in the environmental sector between 2011 and 2015, including environmental audits and a new regulatory framework.
In Peru, the Interethnic Association for the Development of Peruvian Forest demonstrated in front of Petroperu, in Lima, to protest against a recent oil spill in an Amazonian district.