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Keeping Up With The Defenders

News and notes from the forest

Saweto: Violence and impunity in the Amazon

Saweto: Violence and impunity in the Amazon

Five years after the murder in the heart of the Amazon of the Asheninka leaders Edwin Chota, Jorge Ríos Pérez, Leoncio Quintisima Meléndez, and Francisco Pinedo Ramírez, OjoPúblico traveled to Ucayali.

Our examination of files, reports, and evidence reveals negligence and a string of irregularities involving several state officials responsible for investigating a 2008 complaint that later led to the ruthless 2014 killing of indigenous leaders: the strategies of the mafias behind the trafficking of timber between Peru and Brazil. A report prepared with the support of Proética.

VIDEO: 2019 Rainforest Foundation year in review

VIDEO: 2019 Rainforest Foundation year in review

    Dear friends,   At Rainforest Foundation we are always so busy thinking about how we can improve on our work that we sometimes forget to savor the victories.    Our Senior Geographer, Cameron Ellis, made this short video as a way of sharing how your...