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Threat to endangered tribes in Peru from oil and gas exploitation

Raya, a Nahua elder. More than half his people were wiped out after their land was opened up for oil exploration.

Peru’s ‘final attempt’ to stamp out uncontacted tribes: 18 July 2011

Peru’s Indian Affairs Department has revealed plans to open up uncontacted tribes’ reserves to oil companies – just days before the country’s new government takes office.

New laws would allow the state to grant oil and gas companies open access to the reserves, despite the extreme risk this would pose to the Indians’ lives.

The proposal has generated a wave of criticism from indigenous organizations.

Around 15 tribes have chosen to resist contact in the Peruvian Amazon; all face extinction if their lands are opened up. read more

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