World Rainforest Movement

The Quechua-lamas vision of medicinal plants: a lesson from the high-altitude forests of Peru (1)

Posted on Aug 30, 2016

Modern people usually refer to medicinal plants as resources at the service of humans. This way of referring to them does not seem to be...

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Indonesia’s Forest Law criminalizes Indigenous and local communities

Posted on Sep 16, 2015

Hundreds of people are detained in Indonesia for having claimed their rights on their land, forests and other resources while resisting...

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Women in logging campsites: muted abuse

Posted on Sep 16, 2015

An investigation focused on the river port of Pucallpa, Ucayali, in the Peruvian Amazon, reveals that women serving in the bars around the...

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Voices of Resistance: Women fighting for life

Posted on Jul 10, 2015

The “Weaving Resistances” project, from the Organization “Democracy and Global Transformation Program” in Peru, shares...

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Máxima’s story: a peasant woman confronts a powerful mining company in Peru

Posted on Mar 11, 2015

Máxima Acuña, a mother of four in the northern Andes of Peru who was never able to learn to read or write, won a lawsuit against the...

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Women defend mountain lagoons and promote “Living Well”

Posted on Mar 10, 2015

Conga: Lagoons versus mines “I had never been to the lagoons before the marches began and we had to go and defend them. The Elders said...

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Peru: The Matsés, last shamans of the Amazon rainforest, fight back against transnational oil company

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

The Matsés indigenous people are fighting back to stop Pacific Rubiales Energy, a Canadian oil and gas company, from destroying their...

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Peru: Our Fight, indigenous peoples defending their territories

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

The video from “If Not Us Then Who?” follows the aftermath of the murders of four indigenous leaders and activists, including Edwin...

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Masking the Destruction: REDD+ in the Peruvian Amazon

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

  For almost 20 years, the United Nations climate negotiations have promoted the carbon market as the flagship ‘solution’ for...

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REDD: A Collection of Conflicts, Contradictions and Lies

Posted on Dec 3, 2014

REDD: A Collection of Conflicts, Contradictions and Lies presents summaries of reports from 24 REDD projects or programmes with a common...

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Peru: “The Laundering Machine: How fraud and corruption in Peru’s concession system are destroying the future of its forests”

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

A report by the Environmental Investigation Agency documents how ‘formal’ and ‘legal’ mechanisms for timber extraction in Peru are...

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Peru: Corporate logging devastates forests and local communities

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

  Timber trade in the Amazon region is a multi-million dollar business, for a small number of people. Nearly 60 percent of Peru’s...

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Demand Justice for the Amazon Indigenous leaders murdered by loggers

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

Four leaders of the Ashéninka people of the Peruvian Amazon were murdered by illegal loggers operating on their lands. Among them was...

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Petition to stop harassment of a defender of earth and water in Peru: Yes to Water, No to Mining!

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

In Cajamarca, in the northern Peruvian Andes, where the headwaters of the rivers, the forests and páramos should be protected...

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Manifesto of the women of CLOC-VíaCampesina Peru from the First National Conference of Women for Climate Justice in Defense of Mother Earth, toward COP20

Posted on Aug 5, 2014

In the global level, we energetically reject “false solutions” to global warming. Climate negotiations have become a great...

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Amazon: Territorial disputes and conflicts

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

“They consider us the periphery of the periphery” Before entering into a discussion of the profound changes taking place in...

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Carbon versus food

Posted on Jun 10, 2014

A case study of the “Fair Forest Carbon compensation” project of French company Pur Projet, in the region of San Martin, Peru,...

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Masking the Destruction: REDD+ in the Peruvian Amazon

Posted on Nov 22, 2013

By Joanna Cabello, World Rainforest Movement Document published in “Leyes, políticas y economía verde al servicio del despojo de...

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Rocky Road. How legal failings and vested interests behind Peru’s Purús highway threaten the Amazon and its people

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

By Global Witness, May 2013. This report examines a range of factors that Global Witness believes may be unduly influencing...

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Indigenous peoples in isolation in Peru

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

Photo: Mashco Piro indigenous peoples in the Madre de Dios reserve – By Diego Cortijo – Sociedad Geográfica Española, 2011....

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Peru: REDD+ places the Amazon rainforest and biodiversity at the service of the financial market

Posted on May 30, 2013

The Peruvian Amazon, which covers more than 61% of the country’s territory, is the fourth largest area of tropical rainforest in the...

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Peru and Brazil: Matsés indigenous peoples against oil industry activity

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

Gathered at a fourth binational meeting, representatives of the Matsés indigenous peoples’ from Brazil and Peru expressed their...

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Peru

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Peru: Land grabbing in indigenous peoples’ territories

Posted on May 5, 2011

The Shawi indigenous people, also known as Chayhuitas, live in the territory made up by the basins of the Paranapuras and Cahuapanas...

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Panama: Land dispute and violation of the Naso people’s Human Rights

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

The Naso people, also known as the Teribe or Tjer-di, live in the Bocas del Toro province in northeast Panama, in a territory spanning...

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Peru: Resistance to the Romero oil palm group

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

The forest is not for sale! The forest must be defended! This is the clamour in the district of Barranquita, Province of Lamas in the San...

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The clash of two worlds in the Peruvian Amazon

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

The Peruvian government chose the symbolic date of World Environment Day to launch a bloody attack on the peoples of the Amazon. The reason...

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Peru: The silent genocide of the last uncontacted indigenous groups

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

The Peruvian government is not only responsible for the open repression of Amazonian peoples which it is currently carrying out, but also...

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Peru: Amazon peoples, bastions of resistance

Posted on May 30, 2009

Since 9 April, the communities of the Peruvian Amazon have started what they have called an “indefinite strike” all over the Peruvian...

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Indígenas voluntariamente aislados en el Parque Nacional Alto Purús

Posted on Sep 26, 2007

Only available in Spanish – Nota que da cuenta de la indudable existencia de grúpos indígenas nómadas en aislamiento voluntario en...

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Amazonía: Selva y Bosques diez años después de Río

Posted on Jul 18, 2002

Only available in Spanish Publicación de Censat-Agua Viva en ocasión de la Cumbre Mundial de Johannesburgo. Amazonía: Selva y Bosques...

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