Peru: Commission confirms existence of isolated indigenous group in area of planned highway

Posted on August 14, 2012 • Filed under: Latin America Indigenous Issues, Peru

Alto Purus National Park and the Native Federation of Madre de Dios River and Tributaries (FENAMAD) in last July, made ​​a special patrol to line 343 which is the boundary of the Reserve Territorial Mother of God, created in 2002 in favor of Indigenous Peoples in Isolation and Initial Contact Vountario, in order to verify the logging activities in the areas adjacent to this reserve.

The commission, comprised of rangers SERNANP Mother of God, an anthropologist and an Indian agent FENAMAD protection and personal timber concessions operating in the area, the trail sigiendo forest concessions that are in the range the right side of the Rio Acre (border with Brazil).
In the field of forest concession Tahuamanu Consolidated Channels (catahua), adjacent to the eastern boundary of the Territorial Reserve Madre de Dios, the special commission was a series of evidence demonstrating conclusively the existence of indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation. Read Article

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