Survival International

Perenco, stop attacking uncontacted tribes' rights!

François Perrodo, chairman of Perenco and amateur racing driver, with one of the cars from his extensive personal collection. © Facebook

The Anglo-French oil company Perenco, owned by the billionaire Perrodo family, is operating in the territory of several uncontacted tribes in the northern Peruvian Amazon – and it’s threatening their survival.

Indigenous organizations have lobbied for over twenty years to have the territory, known as Napo-Tigre, protected as an Indigenous Reserve for the uncontacted tribes.

But Perenco views the reserve’s creation as a threat to its operations, and is strongly opposed to it: Perenco denies the existence of uncontacted tribes and filed a lawsuit against the creation of the Indigenous reserve.

Oil drilling in the territories of uncontacted tribes is a threat to their survival: it destroys and pollutes the rainforest and means a very high risk of unwanted contact with outsiders that could completely decimate them.

Perenco has ignored protests and letters from Peruvian Indigenous organizations and its allies, including Survival. It appears that only a forceful international campaign can persuade them to stop threatening the survival of uncontacted tribes.

Please email Francois Perrodo, Perenco’s Chairman, urging the company to leave the territory of the uncontacted tribes of the Napo-Tigre region in Peru.

Your email will be sent to Mr Perrodo and other senior Perenco executives.

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