January 10, 2018

The Andes is a special place, not only due to its impressive mountains and pristine landscapes, but also its people and their coexistence for thousands of years. If you have visited them, you may agree that Andean people are humble, strong and hardworking people, proba...

September 21, 2017

We heard the chainsaws first, like the buzz of a bee on amphetamines, interspersed with the crash of falling giants, then the toiling drone of bulldozers. We were approaching the advancing edge of the Salvación-Boca Manu-Colorado road. Our Matsigenka guide, Feliciano,...

January 30, 2017

Para combatir la tala, minería y caza ilegal en sus bosques, la Comunidad nativa Shipetiari creó su propio Comité de Bosque: Equipados con cámaras y GPS, los comuneros se encargar de buscar y reportar invasiones a las autoridades y así contribuir a proteger una area de...

June 3, 2016

The residents of the districts of Fitzcarrald and Manu, in the Madre de Dios region of southeastern Peru, want a road. Villagers from Diamante, Shipetiari, and Boca Manu describe its advantages: “In emergencies we could travel much faster or at night to the capital of...

March 20, 2016

We heard the chain saws first: a buzz from a bee on amphetamines, interspersed by the crash of falling giants, then the toiling drone of the bulldozers. We were approaching the advancing edge of the Shintuya-Boca Manu-Colorado road. Our Matsigenka guide, Feliciano, fro...