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Peruvian Government to Exclude Isolated Indigenous Peoples Reserves from Amazon Oil Concessions

Author: Amazon Watch, Published on: 6 February 2007

The Peruvian government’s announcement that it is revising three rainforest oil concessions to exclude official reserves intended to protect some of the last native Amazonian populations still living in isolation received a warm welcome from indigenous and environmental organizations today. The government has also committed to review four other concessions. Meanwhile, Peru’s human rights ombudsman...has publicly launched an independent investigation of all 11 new Amazonian oil concessions being auctioned by ascertain whether they infringe the rights of indigenous communities and violate Peruvian laws. [also refers to ExxonMobil]

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Related companies: ExxonMobil Perupetro