Convoca.pe flew over the deforested area of Tamshiyacu, in Loreto, Peru, and found that the company of American citizen Dennis Melka continued to operate even though the Ministry of Agriculture had ordered them to stop their activities.
Logging of primary forest for cocoa resumes in Tamshiyacu, Peru
United Cacao Company has deforested 2,126 hectares of primary forest between May 2013 and August 2014. New image reveals that the deforestation has restarted at 2015, with 150 hectares missed during recent months.
Can Peru stop ‘ethical chocolate’ from destroying the Amazon?
NGOs allege illegal deforestation of primary rainforest to plant cacao and oil palm, in Tamshiyacu, Loreto region, Peru.
Peruvian company paid 10 cents per square meter in the Amazon and promptly deforested
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.
Oil palm companies have deforested more than 13 thousand hectares of primary forest
One of the most affected areas is Tamshiyacu, province of Maynas (Loreto). Here, the company Cacau del Peru Norte SAC deforested -in less than 5 months- 2150 hectares of primary tropical forests.