25 Apr '12, 11pm

Oil company Perenco endangering 'uncontacted' indigenous people, says Peru

Oil company Perenco endangering 'uncontacted' indigenous people, says Peru

Group releases close-up photos of 'uncontacted' tribe in Peru (02/01/2012) New photos provide visual evidence of just how close the long-isolated tribe of Mashco-Piro people in the Amazon rainforest are to being contacted by the outside world—a perilous moment for tribes highly susceptible to disease and likely to defend their people and territory with weapons. According to indigenous rights NGO Survival International, the Maschco-Piro tribe has been seen more frequently outside of their forest home in Manu National Park in recent years. Some experts blame illegal logging in the park and helicopters used in oil and gas projects for the sightings. Peru's real test is a 200km pipeline (10/27/2011) One of Ollanta Humala's most striking achievements since becoming Peru's president three months ago is new legislation guaranteeing indigenous people the right to be consulted abou...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0425-hill_perenco_uncontact...

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