Inspired by Wänä’cä, a leader who is mentioned in the ancestral songs of the Huöttöja people, Hortimio Ochoa is the visible face of defense of the Cataniapo hydrographic basin in the Venezuelan state of Amazonas. It is an area subject to increasingly evident pressure associated with mining, deforestation and the incursion of illegal armed groups.
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Petroleum and mining, after destroying and contaminating everything they touched, now want to invade Peru’s national parks.
It is a campaign to promote tourism and conservation in Madre de Dios by the Private Conservation Areas in the region near the Tambopata National Reserve.
The Ministry of Environment in Peru (MINAM) set apart 244.92 hectare area in Loreto as a new Private Conservation Area to conserve the ecosystem for local populations.
Seventeen people arrested and three vehicles destroyed is the result of an operation that was carried out in the buffer zone of the Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve, located in the Loreto region, Peru.
The National Service of Natural Protected Areas of Peru with several other public and private institutions installed a checkpoint at the Allpahuayo Mishano National Reserve and the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
The head of Peru’s Ministry of the Environment, Pulgar-Vidal, reveals that the oil spill of June 24 in Loreto was from a pipe that was pumping oil despite the fact that there was a ban.
Petroperú confirms that there is a new oil spill in Loreto, making it the third major oil spill by Petroperú this year.
Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP) indicates that illegal mining activity continues to increase in the Santiago River, Amazonas region, although there are mining concessions.
In 2013 the Association of Young Conservationists of High Pilcomayo, in Peru, requested a concession to preserve space and ecosystem services in an area in the department of Cusco. They still do not get the concession.