Satellite images confirm that mining is causing deforestation along river Santiago, entering the forests of the region.
Petroperú confirms that there is a new oil spill in Loreto, making it the third major oil spill by Petroperú this year.
The Melka Group is planning to auction off its palm oil holdings in the Amazon. The group has been highly controversial due to its practices of deforestation and complaints by Peruvian courts.
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.
Workers trying to clean up the oil spill of June 25 in Loreto lacked the equipment to clean up safely. The oil spill threatens the vulnerable community of Barranca which lacks safe drinking water and electricity.
A new oil spill raised fears of a deterioration water pollution and fish on which depend indigenous peoples and coastal communities.
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.
After spilling 3000 barrels of oil in Cuninico, Petroperú apologized to the indigenous communities affected in a public hearing for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Recent report finds pollution levels caused by oil spills in the northeastern Amazon region of Peru: has been found mercury and cadmium in the blood and urine of people of Cuninico and San Pedro (Loreto)
Victor Zambrano has been nominated for this global society as an “anonymous leader conservation” because of his environmental education work with children of Madre de Dios region.