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Peru’s Uncontacted Tribes can’t wait any longer!

The Watershed Mountains are a unique and highly diverse environment, home to many uncontacted tribal people.

The Watershed Mountains are a unique and highly diverse environment, home to many uncontacted tribal people.
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After 18 years of red tape, the Peruvian government has still not signed into law several indigenous territories which uncontacted and recently-contacted tribes depend on for their survival.

Putting off the protection of these indigenous territories is immoral, illegal and genocidal.

The oil and gas lobby in the region is extremely powerful. The indigenous peoples of Peru need their allies all over the world to help them defend the lands of uncontacted tribes, to allow them to survive.

Please act now for the most vulnerable peoples on the planet. Email the Peruvian government demanding that these indigenous territories finally be signed into law and permanently protected, and calling for the expulsion of extractive industries from indigenous territories. It’s the only way uncontacted tribes will be able to survive and thrive.

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To: President Castillo, Minister Andrea Gisela Ortiz and Minister Luis Barranzuela

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Dear President Castillo, Minister Ciro Alfredo Gálvez, Minister Juan Manuel Carrasco,

I am extremely concerned that the process of creating four indigenous reserves for the protection of uncontacted indigenous peoples (R.I. Yavarí-Mirim, R.I. Napo-Tigre, R.I. Sierra del Divisor Occidental and R.I. Atacuari) has so far taken up to 18 years and is still not complete.

Uncontacted tribes are the most vulnerable peoples on the planet and depend on their lands to survive. They’re Peruvian citizens with full rights and your government has a duty to defend their lives, their territories and their rights, in accordance with national and international laws.

Together with Peruvian indigenous organizations, I urge you to urgently finalize the creation of the four Indigenous Reserves, grant them permanent protection, and immediately expel all extractive companies from these territories, which includes stopping all oil and gas extraction.

These attacks on the indigenous peoples of Peru constitute an assault on the heart and soul of your nation and a threat to all humanity.

Yours sincerely,