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Peruvian Indians have issued an urgent appeal for government action following a spate of encounters between highly vulnerable uncontacted Indians and tourists.
Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, has written to the president of Peru, urging him to protect the lands of uncontacted tribes from illegal logging and drug trafficking.
Amazon Indians have released a series of desperate statements calling on their governments to put a stop to mining which is destroying their land and threatening their existence.
French energy giant GDF Suez has been accused of endangering Amazon Indians’ lives, including those of highly vulnerable uncontacted tribes.
Survival International has warned that uncontacted Indians have been abandoned after drug smugglers and loggers overran a government post monitoring the territory.
Brazilian state oil company Petrobras has started exploring for oil and gas in one of the most isolated parts of the Amazon, endangering several isolated Indian tribes.
Peru has approved the highly controversial expansion of the Camisea gas project onto the land of uncontacted Amazon tribes.
At least three ministers have resigned in Peru, amidst increasing pressure to approve a controversial gas project in the Amazon.
An Amazonian tribe has sent an urgent appeal to shareholders of Pacific Rubiales to protect the uncontacted Indians whose survival is threatened by the company.
Survival International has held protests outside Peruvian embassies and consulates, calling for an end to expansion of the Camisea gas project in Peru’s Amazon rainforest.