15 Jul '11, 12am

AMAZON WATCH » Peru Proposes Opening Uncontacted Tribes’ Lands for Oil and Gas Drilling

Peru Proposes Opening Uncontacted Tribes’ Lands for Oil and Gas Drilling Pluspetrol Begins Oil Exploration in Kugapakori Nahua Nanti Reserve for Camisea Gas Project Amazon Watch FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | July 14, 2011 For more information, contact: Gregor MacLennan, +1.415.395.6734, [email protected] More Information Camisea Gas Project Letter from the Ombudsman office to INDEPA (Spanish) AIDESEP statement (Spanish) National Human Rights Coordinator statement (Spanish) Lima, Peru – Peru's Ministry of Culture has proposed new regulations that permit oil drilling and exploration inside reserved areas created to protect some of the planet's last "uncontacted tribes" – indigenous peoples who have chosen to avoid contact with the outside world. The proposal comes as Argentine oil company Pluspetrol begins expansion of the Camisea Gas Project inside the "Kugapakori Nahua Nant...

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