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Peru is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Located in western South America, its diversity of ecosystems is created by the coastline facing the Pacific Ocean, the Andes mountains, and the Amazonian rainforest. All that natural wealth covers a land area of 1,285,215 km2 (128.5 million ha). 
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Peru mine disruption to continue as MMG fails to oust protestors

2 May 2022

MMG is facing the possibility of a prolonged disruption at its copper mine in Peru after failing to clear the site of all protesters in an operation that has further inflamed tensions with indigenous groups. The Hong Kong-listed company’s security personnel teamed up with police this week in…

Secure land rights and empowerment for indigenous communities - experiences and good practices from Peru

25 March 2022

After almost six years, the Global Programme Responsible Land Policy completed its activities in Peru in late 2021. Thanks to the hard work of the ProTierras Comunales project team and partners, we can look back on interesting lessons learned and several good practices ready for replication (here…

"Is the state waiting for us to be killed?": death threats to defenders of Kichwa community Santa Rosillo de Yanayacu

4 December 2021

The native Kichwa community santa Rosillo de Yanayacu, located in the Bajo Huallaga area( Huimbayoc district, San Martín region) has been threatened by groups of illegal loggers, who deforest the community's forest sowing threats and violence. For years, the community has been denouncing these…

Indigenous and community land in Peru represent 56.6% of the total country land area

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El PL 3954 y su insistencia en una fórmula que no garantiza el derecho a la tierra

17 May 2023

No cabe duda que uno de los problemas más serios y sensibles, que afecta de manera decisiva tanto a agricultores como a comunidades, es la falta de formalización de sus derechos de la propiedad de la tierra. Para enfrentar esta situación se han implementado programas de titulación de tierras a lo…

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Prindex - Perceptions of tenure security

Webinar: An introduction to Prindex, 28 November

Around the world, insecure property rights prevent families from feeling confident about the future, businesses from investing, and communities from becoming more productive. Hundreds of millions of us lack property security. This makes the world poorer, less free, and less just. There is a growing…