Work in Ecosocial Justice to promote the indigenous economy and indigenous rights

Over the past three months, Alianza Arkana’s ecosocial justice programme has been active across a wide array of areas. First, we conducted research on the Amazonian Economy in the native community of Nuevo Saposoa within our broader aim of encouraging … Continue reading Work in Ecosocial Justice to promote the indigenous economy and indigenous rights

Deforestation, Palm Oil and Indigenous Rights

This blog entry was written by Sarah Sax, who has recently completed her Masters in Environmental Science at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University. Sarah worked with Alianza Arkana as part of her research for her Masters degree in July and August 2016. Introduction In April 2015, a conservation organization, Mapping the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP), posted the following image as their map of the week. The title reads “Image #4: Large-Scale Oil Palm Causes Deforestation of Primary Forest in the Peruvian Amazon”. Figure 1: MAAP image #4 showing deforestation due to Plantaciones de Pucallpa SAC and … Continue reading Deforestation, Palm Oil and Indigenous Rights