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Peru: “The presence of GeoPark impacted people’s emotions and our peaceful existence”: oil company withdraws from Wampis and Achuar territories, but vigilance continues


‘Oil company GeoPark Peru S.A.C., which operated Lot 64 overlapping the Wampis and Achuar indigenous territories, is leaving. The Indigenous Peoples welcomed this news with enthusiasm after fighting for years to defend their territories and the negative impacts of the company’s presence. They are demanding annulment of the oil lot to avoid further companies appearing, and call for other forms of development and ways to boost the well-being of local populations.’ (…)

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