Peru’s Indian Affairs Department has revealed plans to open up uncontacted tribes’ reserves to oil companies – just days before the new government takes office. Act now to help Peru’s uncontacted peoples.
According to Peru’s leading Amazon Indian organization, AIDESEP, any new exploration in the reserve would breach conditions set by the Inter-American Development Bank, which funded the development of Camisea.
Both Peruvian and international laws state that indigenous people should be consulted about projects affecting their lands. In the case of uncontacted tribes, this consultation is impossible.
Survival International is calling for all oil and gas exploration on uncontacted tribes’ land to cease immediately.