Latest News for: Ucayali river


An adventure in the wilds of the Amazon – without roughing it

The Daily Telegraph 18 Sep 2023
It’s a pygmy marmoset. the world’s smallest monkey,” Neycer grinned ... Set at the Amazon river’s head and flanked by its Ucayali and Maranon tributaries, Pacaya-Samiria is ­accessible only by boat ... .

Peru’s cocaine trade overruns remote Indigenous territory

Al Jazeera 25 Jul 2023
Smugglers moving product from the Upper Ucayali River to Brazil and Bolivia pass through Breu, where small quantities of raw cocaine are sold to Indigenous children who often huddle behind the local market smoking it.
photo: Creative Commons / mrjohncummings
Coca plantation on a hillside near Caranavi, western Bolivia

Peruvian Coca Continues Expansion as New Regions Gain Importance

InSight Crime 05 Jul 2023
Ucayali, Peru's Drug Trafficking Gateway to Bolivia and Brazil ... The increase has been driven by exploding cultivation in the border departments of Loreto (173% growth from 2018 to 2022), Ucayali (467%), and Puno (57%) ... The government eradicated 36% of its total hectares in Ucayali in 2022, with the number growing to 62% so far in 2023.

Amazon dolphins at risk from fishing, dams and dredging

Phys Dot Org 03 Jul 2023
Research shows Amazon river dolphins are under threat from fishing and proposed new dams and dredging ... This will involve dredging sites across four main rivers of the Amazon basin, and the expansion of ports to facilitate ship navigation across the Amazon, Ucayali and Marañón rivers.

Endangered Amazon River Dolphins Threatened by Proposed Dams and Dredging

Treehugger 03 Jul 2023
12 Fascinating Facts About the Amazon River ... (Downstream effects of dams on river dolphins have been previously observed.) ... The proposed waterway involves dredging sites across four main rivers of the Amazon basin and the expansion of ports to facilitate ship navigation across the Amazon, Ucayali, and Marañón Rivers.

In Peru, forest communities are fighting to regain ownership of protected land

Grist 20 Apr 2023
The Ucayali River is a primary source of the Amazon River ... Halfway along its route, just before it reaches the port city of Pucallpa, the Ucayali River feeds Lake Imiría, a sparkling lagoon filled with swamp forest islands and abundant diversity of birds and fish ... A boat pulls a raft piled with Amazonian hardwoods along the Ucayali River.

Gateway to Nowhere. The One World Order Privatization of Amazonia. Greed for Power and Money

GlobalResearch 15 Apr 2023
It is the largest city in the world accessible only by air or river ... It is bordered by the Marañón and Ucayali rivers which, when united at the southern tip of the reserve, they become the Amazon River ... It crosses the Nanay River, a tributary to the Amazon River; one of about 1,100 tributaries.

Spain and the Hispanic World review – royals, chinchillas, bullfights and blood

The Observer 17 Jan 2023
Other illustrated maps, of Tequaltiche in Mexico, with its Caxcan people engaging in gory naked battle and, in another nearby map of the Ucayali River in Peru, a major tributary of the Amazon, produced by Franciscan missionaries and indigenous artists, the local fauna is depicted, the animals frequently devouring one another.

Shadows of oil in Peru: Shipibo people denounce damage, contamination left by company

Mongabay 26 Dec 2022
On an iron grill, six catfish are almost ready to eat ... A seven-hour speedboat trip on the Ucayali River separates the city of Pucallpa (in Ucayali) and the district of Contamana (in Loreto). To reach Canaán de Cachiyacu from the port in Contamana, it takes 25 minutes in a motorboat on the same river.

Mennonites deforest Peruvian Amazon, encroach on Indigenous lands | Chasing Deforestation

Mongabay 08 Dec 2022
UCAYALI, PeruMennonites, an ultra-conservative religious group, are illegally converting pristine forests in the Peruvian Amazon into agricultural land ... After an eight-hour boat ride down the Ucayali River, Romi arrives at Lake Imiría ... Lake Imiría is an eight-hour boat ride from Pucallpa, the nearest city and capital of the Ucayali region.

Peru - Flood destroy homes and bridges in Ucayali Department

Sott 07 Dec 2022
Ucayali's emergency authority Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Regional (COER Ucayali) said that at least 7 rivers or creeks ...

UAE initiative supports 5,000 indigenous people in Peru

Khaleejtimes 25 Nov 2022
... deployment in Latin America — impacting the lives of more than 5,000 indigenous people in Peru’s Ucayali ... Much of the land has been converted from rainforest to grasslands, and fish catches from the Ucayali River have been depleted, while the number of viable fruit trees dwindles.

Beyond2020 Expands Global Reach with First Project in Latin America

Cadillac News 23 Nov 2022
Beneficiaries of the Beyond2020 deployment in the Yarinacocha district of Ucayali, Peru, enjoy a meal together (Photo ... Much of the land has been converted from rainforest to grasslands, and fish catches from the Ucayali River have become depleted, while the number of viable fruit trees also dwindles.

Vatican repatriates mummies to Peru

Hawaii Catholic Herald 26 Oct 2022
By Cindy Wooden. VATICAN CITY — Completing a project to repatriate human remains held in the Vatican Museums’ ethnological collection, the Vatican and the government of Peru signed an agreement Oct ... They were found at an altitude of more than 9,800 feet in the Peruvian Andes along the Ucayali River. The mummies are assumed to be Incan ... .

The Mennonites being accused of deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon

The Observer 11 Sep 2022
... Amazon Ucayali region ... The Guardian travelled for 14 hours by boat down the Ucayali river and drove for another hour along a muddy track to visit the community which sits about halfway between Pucallpa and Iquitos, the largest city in the world accessible only by boat or plane.