Keeping Up With The Defenders
News and notes from the forest
Far from Georgetown or other large settlements, the villages’ lands had been largely untouched by outside forces. Yet the geographical remoteness which had previously sheltered these communities is ending as new infrastructure makes it easier to access this region.
Last month, the Philippines government placed UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz on a list of “terrorists”, along with many other indigenous rights activists. Ironically, she was in the process of compiling a report on the...
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The prosecutor of Pucallpa has indicated that he will archive the case of Saweto Massacre for lack of evidence, an action that means that nobody will be prosecuted for the torture and massacre of the indigenous leaders of Saweto. Relatives of the victims,
For the first time in the history of Peru, two indigenous communities have been officially accredited as Forest Monitors by the State. As a result of the cutting edge monitoring work carried out by the indigenous communities of Patria Nueva and Nueva Saposoa in Ucayali, the villages have completely