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Unveiling Illegal Drug Trafficking in Peru’s Kakataibo Indigenous Reserve: The Urgent Need for Protection and Action

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Photographs reveal clandestine tracks and illicit crops in the Kakataibo Indigenous Reserve in Peru

The Kakataibo Indigenous Reserve in Peru is home to a clandestine landing strip in the Amazon forest. This was revealed during an overflight on March 15, 2024, where indigenous leaders and representatives from Aidesep and Fenacoka observed two open pits and a large amount of illegal coca leaf crops. The North and South Kakataibo Indigenous Reserve, established in 2021, has been invaded by illegal activities threatening the indigenous people living there.

Satellite images from May 2023 show deforested areas, unauthorized forest roads, and coca leaf crops within the reserve. Indigenous organizations have raised concerns about the lack of concrete action by the Peruvian government to protect the Kakataibo people in isolation. They have requested precautionary measures from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to safeguard their rights against threats.

During the overflight, indigenous leaders reported sightings of clandestine landing strips, deforested areas, and illegal crops throughout the reserve. They expressed concerns over the lack of protection for isolated communities and the continued advance of illegal activities in their territory. Drug trafficking poses a significant threat to these communities and the delicate ecosystem of the Amazon forest.

Despite repeated requests for protection measures, the Peruvian State has not taken direct action to address these threats facing the Kakataibo Indigenous Reserve. Indigenous leaders and organizations continue to advocate for preserving their lands and protecting isolated peoples’ rights against rampant illegal activities encroaching on their territory.

By Samantha Jones

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