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Working in partnership with indigenous groups in Central and South America and with your help, we have protected over 28 million acres of forest land so far.

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NEWS

Peru: Saweto – Alto Tamaya Granted Land Title Resolution After the Murder of its Leaders

The Ashaninka community of Saweto – Alto Tamaya was granted a resolution for an 80,000 hectare land title on December 16th by the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture, marking a historic milestone for a community that has been fighting for recognition of its ancestral territory for over ten years.

The Resolution still needs to withstand potential opposition, however, and the Ashaninka fear retaliation from illegal loggers.

Ashaninka communities issue statement and demands at COP in Lima.

The Anshaninka communities of Alto Tamaya Saweto in Peru and Apiwtxa in Brazil issued the following joint statement today at a press conference at the COP in Lima. The communities are demanding justice related to the murders of four Ashaninka leaders in early September.

Monga Bay features Rainforest Foundation US in story: Giant stone face unveiled in the Amazon rainforest.

A new short film called “The Reunion” documents the journey of the Harakbut hiking deep into their territory to encounter a mysterious stone countenance that was allegedly carved by ancient peoples.

Tragedy in Peru Puts Human Rights Crisis Under Global Scrutiny

 
 

The New York Times published a powerful editorial on the brutal murder of four Ashaninka leaders in Peru, including well-known activist Edwin Chota.  The editorial reaffirms our position that in the face of extreme violence, the only thing the Peruvian government's inaction guarantees is more violence to come.  The resolve of the Ashaninka will not be weakened, no matter the cost.