SOUTH AMERICA: Peru's natives win one

March 2007
Earth Island Journal;Spring2007, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p14
The article informs that the government of Peru's commitment to revise three rainforest oil concessions to exclude indigenous reserves, has been applauded by environmentalists and indigenous rights groups. The reserves protect some of the last native Amazonian populations still living in isolation. The reserves were set up to prevent any contact with the isolated tribes initiated by outsiders. Such contact is banned under Peruvian and international law. Oil company investors are growing increasingly concerned about the high financial risks of hydrocarbon activities in remote areas of the Amazon. Some oil companies are already leaving the region because of the huge logistical challenges and the intense opposition of local communities to oil drilling.


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