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Keeping Up With The Defenders

News and notes from the forest

Peru Refuses to Prosecute Murderers of Indigenous Leaders

Peru Refuses to Prosecute Murderers of Indigenous Leaders

The prosecutor of Pucallpa has indicated that he will archive the case of Saweto Massacre for lack of evidence, an action that means that nobody will be prosecuted for the torture and massacre of the indigenous leaders of Saweto. Relatives of the victims, the community of Saweto, and allies are fighting to keep the case alive to gain justice for: Edwin Chota, Jorge Ríos, Leoncio Quinticima, and Francisco Pinedo.

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Peruvian Indigenous Communities Officially Recognized as Forest Guardians

Peruvian Indigenous Communities Officially Recognized as Forest Guardians

For the first time in the history of Peru, two indigenous communities have been officially accredited as Forest Monitors by the State. As a result of the cutting edge monitoring work carried out by the indigenous communities of Patria Nueva and Nueva Saposoa in Ucayali, the villages have completely eliminated deforestation caused by coca growers, logging and other illegal activities in their ancestral land. This achievement comes at a time, deforestation has increased in the region.

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Lineated Woodpecker (Bedn`ko)

Lineated Woodpecker (Bedn`ko)

Discover the wildlife of amazon rainforest! Lineated Woodpecker (Bedn`ko) Indigenous names: Bedn`ko; Kokascomde; Konkari" Where they are commonly seen: The lineated woodpeckers are only found in dry wood and trees. Diet: Various insects, larvae, fruits,...

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