05 Apr '12, 4pm

Peru's Oil Exploration Violates UN Guidelines on Uncontacted Tribes

Peru's Oil Exploration Violates UN Guidelines on Uncontacted Tribes

© Survival Peru continues to approve oil and gas projects despite previous exploration leading the death of half the Nahua tribe. Take this as a counterpoint to what I wrote about yesterday , how Peru is the only nation in the world successfully meeting the UNDP definition of high human development while still consuming a globally sustainable level of natural resources. It's a well-timed example of how, well, no place is perfect in the details, even if in aggregate things look good. Literally minutes after I wrote the Peru post, Survival International sent me a press release on how oil and gas exploration in the nation continues in violation of UN guidelines for the protection of uncontacted tribes —who definitely seem to want to remain that way, and are getting the short pointed end of the industrial stick right now. Instead of backing the UN’s landmark report, which supp...

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