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Peru: Expansion of gas project feared to create conflict for indigenous peoples

May 7 2013
It is believed that Peru’s biggest gas project, situated in the southeast Peruvian Amazon, will create conflict between the indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolation in the Kugapakori-Nahua-Nanti Reserve and other indigenous peoples living in the neighbouring Manu National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

According to truth-out.org a department within Peru’s Environment Ministry is concerned that the expansion of the country's biggest gas project in the southeast Peruvian Amazon could generate conflict between indigenous peoples living there.

SERNANP, the state institution responsible for ‘protected natural areas’ in Peru, has stated that the expansion of the gas project could generate conflict between indigenous peoples in "voluntary isolation" in the Kugapakori-Nahua-Nanti Reserve (KNNR) and other indigenous peoples living in neighboring Manu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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