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Protect the rainforest & indigenous rights in Peru

 
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Summary

In partnership with the Peruvian Achuar, Amazon Watch is working to stop new oil projects & change industry policies and practices that will ultimately protect 20 million acres of conserved rainforest

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Northern Peru is a region of extreme biodiversity & species endemism in species of both flora and fauna. This eco-region encompasses the Pastaza Alluvial Fan, an enormous wetlands area classified as a site of international significance. Roughly 1 million acres of the Achuar indigenous peoples territory along the Corrientes River basin have been devastated by a lagacy of oil contamination by Occidental Petroleum, Pluspetrol, Talisman energy & others, threatening the lives & futures of the people.

How will this project solve this problem?

We are campaigning for Oxy to fund full environmental remediation, while working w/ existing concession holder Pluspetrol to improve their operations. Along the rivers, we are working to improve the extractive industries policies & prevent expansion.

Potential Long Term Impact

Over 9 billion barrels of toxic wastewater & 100's of oil spills have polluted local streams & waterways causing cancer, birth defects, & other health problems for over 15,000 Achuar people for decades. This campaign will protect this pristine area.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization

Amazon Watch

San Francisco, CA, United States
http://www.amazonwatch.org

Project Leader

Jenny O'Connor

Donor Relations and Major Gifts
San Francisco, CA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Protect the rainforest & indigenous rights in Peru
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