In Peru’s Amazon, deforestation and crime sweep through Indigenous communities

Community members suspected the presence of an airstrip near their community due to the constant sound of planes flying overhead. A Mongabay Latam team used a drone to record images of this clandestine airstrip, which was under construction. Image by Christian Ugarte.

In these five Amazonian regions, the analysis found that at least 1,247 Indigenous communities are affected by illegal mining, illicit crops, or deforestation. Source: In Peru’s Amazon, deforestation and crime sweep through Indigenous communities