Friday, December 12, 2014

Peru: Peruvian Amazon under deforestation threats

People living in Amazonia rely on its vast waterways and rivers, and also rely on hunting for food.In recent years, deforestation has destroyed parts of the primary rainforest, as huge swathes of forest have made way for the endless expanse of a palm oil plantation.Logging companies have built roads making it easier to access tribal villages in which villagers claim is an attempt to plunder their lands.Al Jazeera's Nick Clarke reports from Sinchi Roca, Peru.