A group arrived at the outside of the offices of Pluspetrol in Lima to demand remediation of contaminated areas in the Loreto Amazon.
NGOs allege illegal deforestation of primary rainforest to plant cacao and oil palm, in Tamshiyacu, Loreto region, Peru.
The first contract of sustainable use of huasai -small round fruit of Amazon palm that surprises for its nutritional properties- was signed in Loreto.
Dennis Melka is identified as financier of a network of 25 companies that have purchased hundreds of properties in the Peruvian Amazon, according to the report by the Environmental Investigation Agency organization.
The November 15 in Puerto Maldonado, the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP), made the campaign “Cleaning and collect solid waste” under the Campaign PUT YOUR PART Madre de Dios, an initiative promoted few days before COP20.
The Petroperú reported an oil spill from the pipeline Norperuano in Urarinas, Loreto.
Despite repeated complaints from affected residents, national press and civil society organizations, illegal deforestation of primary forests in Tamshiyacu (Loreto) continues.
Farmers in Tamshiyacu, in Loreto region, report that the culprit of the deforestation that has been occurring is Cacao del Perú Norte, a company that kills the primary forests of the area without the permission of the regional entity.
The “Thirty” Landfill located at kilometer 30.5 of the road Iquitos – Nauta (Loreto) has operated for seven years at that spot, affecting the buffer zone of the Allpahuayo Mishana national reserve.
Although Petroperu reported that no river in the area was contaminated, communities say the Marañón basin is contaminated, because “they noticed (the spill) when the fish were already dropping dead.”