World Rainforest Movement

Defending Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation in Brazil and Peru

In support of indigenous organizations in Peru, the Indigenous Missionary Council of Brazil (CIMI) expresses great concern for and stands in defense of the lives of indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation, who live on the border of Brazil (Acre) and Peru (Madre de Dios). These peoples are currently threatened by the project to build a highway on the Peruvian side, which would connect Puerto Esperanza with Iñapari. If built, the highway would cause huge socio-environmental impacts, affecting indigenous peoples and territories in the region, riverine and farming communities, rivers, forests, fauna and flora of the region. Read the complete press release in Spanish and Portuguese here:

https://www.entreculturas.org/noticias/comunicado-del-cimi-en-defensa-de-los-indigenas-de-la-frontera-peru-brasil

http://www.cimi.org.br/site/pt-br/?system=news&conteudo_id=9298&action=read

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