The colonos and beiradeiros live sustainably, but a new ecological station created around them could force these rural people from their lands.
State company Ecopetrol pulls out of drilling site in territories belonging to the indigenous U’wa people.
The Interethnic Association for the Development of Indigenous Peoples (Aidesep) reported that indigenous leaders from various regions of the country are being trained in the use of drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) for better protection of their territories.
For example, Peru has leased out 60 percent of its share of Amazon rainforest as oil and gas concessions. This huge swathe of open-for-development land overlaps 70 percent of all indigenous communities in the nation.
New international forest conservation programme will help stem forest loss in this area of the central Peruvian Amazon while increasing indigenous families’ income.
Critical areas are at risk of transform into lawless land, if the land issue is not addressed.
New study shows that the most important factor to reduce deforestation in protected areas is land tenure regularization.