Peru: Companies being investigated for illegal tours to isolated Indigenous groups

Posted on August 30, 2014 • Filed under: Latin America Indigenous Issues, Peru, TRAVEL reported different authorities said they will investigate the complaint by the native Federation of the Rio Madre de Dios and Affluents (Fenamad) on Manu hostels and tourist agencies in Cuzco that they would be offering tours that include visits to isolated tribes in the Amazon reserve in Madre de Dios.

As he earlier told El Comercio César Augusto, Secretary of the Fenamad, the tours depart from Cusco the port of Atalaya and then have to go through the upper course of the river Madre de Dios. “I have seen with my eyes, my eyes do not have deceived me […]” Are tourists taking pictures, making films. The guides speaking, explaining”, commented on the area of Yanayacu, in the District of Fitzcarrald, province of Manu, although it stated not etner records of posters or images.” He also said that a week ago saw in the sector to a family of ethnic Maschco Piro. Read Article

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