Lima, Sep 14 (EFE).- Environmental organizations and indigenous leaders have warned about the risk to biodiversity and native communities if oil exploration and extraction begins in the site known as MD-XP-001, located in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon.
authorities “respond to economic interests” and not to those who should be taken care of in a case of this magnitude.
If the project finally goes ahead, he warns that “a community without territory” or with “a contaminated river, is “on the way to gradually disappearing.”
Cusurichi says that water is “part of the cosmovision” of Peru’s indigenous communities and their spirituality.
Concerning the environment, he fears that something similar to “what is going to happen to humans, an impact,” could happen.
However, he concludes that they are not “against development,” but they consider that it must go hand in hand with “strengthening the initiative of the indigenous peoples.”
For this reason, he proposes projects related to “tourism, ecotourism and fish farms,” that give “added value to the natural resources of the forests.” EFE
Source : La Prensa Latina