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