Eco News

Gas exploration plans in Heritage site

A report leaked to British newspaper The Guardian has revealed secret plans by Argentine gas giant Pluspetrol to explore for natural gas in an area inhabited by uncontacted tribes in southeast Peru. … [Read more...]

Ads target Machu Picchu tourists

Visitors to Peru’s most iconic tourist attraction, Machu Picchu, are being targeted by a new online ad campaign, in a row over a Peruvian gas project nearby. … [Read more...]

Peru eyes gas in uncontacted tribes land

Secret plans reveal Peru is actively pursuing new gas reserves inside protected tribal land, a flagrant violation of laws that prevent such projects. … [Read more...]

Peru fires top indigenous rights official

Peru has fired its top indigenous affairs official after she reversed an ‘illegal’ decision to allow Argentine gas giant Pluspetrol to enter land inhabited by uncontacted tribes. Raquel Yrigoyen Fajardo has been replaced as head of Peru’s government indigenous affairs unit INDEPA by a former lawyer who specializes … [Read more...]

Gas giants move in

Painkillers and pens used to placate Peru’s Indians as gas giants move in Isolated Indians in southeast Peru are being ‘bribed’ with painkillers and pens, as industry giants seek to open up their land to explore for gas. Survival International has learned that even members of INDEPA – the government agency … [Read more...]

Peru attempts to stamp out uncontacted tribes

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 … [Read more...]

Peru in shock move to abolish uncontacted tribe’s reserve

The survival of the uncontacted tribe whose images caused a worldwide sensation in February is in jeopardy, after Peruvian government plans to abolish a reserve that protects their territory were exposed.
 The Indians live inside Brazil, close to the Peru border. The Murunahua reserve protects GlobalBuzz - … [Read more...]

Peru to protect uncontacted tribe’s reserve

Peru’s Culture Ministry has promised to protect an uncontacted tribe’s reserve in the Amazon amid fears that it would be shut down. In a statement released last week, the ministry denied reports that it planned to abolish the Murunahua reserve, and stated that it is fully protected under Peruvian law. … [Read more...]