Fri. Jun 14th, 2024
Confirmation of Secret Tracks and Illegal Crops in the Kakataibo Indigenous Reserve in Peru through Photographs

A photograph taken during a flyover on March 15, 2024 revealed the existence of a clandestine landing strip in the Kakataibo Indigenous Reserve located in Peru. The reserve is meant for indigenous people in isolation and initial contact. The image showed a furrow cutting through the dense green forest, exposing a wide line of land in the middle of the territory. The reserve is situated between Loreto, Ucayali, and Huánuco regions.

The flight was organized by Inter-Ethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Jungle (Aidesep) with representatives from the Ministry of Culture (Mincul). Indigenous leaders from Native Federation of Kakataibo Communities (Fenacoka) participated in the flight and expressed their concern over the situation. The purpose of the flight was to verify illegal activities within the Kakataibo Indigenous Reserve, which was only categorized in 2021.

Satellite images from May 2023 had already shown evidence of clandestine landing strips, unauthorized forest roads, deforestation, and coca leaf crops around the reserve. This prompted indigenous organizations to request precautionary measures from Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to protect Kakataibo people’s rights.

Subsequent flyovers and field photographs captured more extensive illegal activities within

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