Peru: Narcotics Trade Harms the Amazon Region

By Geraldine Cook
September 07, 2011

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The Peruvian Government is determined to reduce the damage caused by drug traffickers to the ecosystem of the Amazon region.

According to a study conducted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (OTCA), 5.8 million hectares were deforested between 2000 and 2005.