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Logging around the Port of Pucallpa

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Pucallpa is located along the Rio Ucayali and cuts into the heart of traditional Shipibo-Conibo territory. Pucallpa is one of the major commercial ports along the Ucayali River. The above photos were taken in the span of a few minutes. Imagine how many times a day new shipments of these huge trees make their way to the port for processing before they are sent down river or by truck to Lima. In Shipibo communities connected to Pucallpa by road, illegal loggers often drive their huge trucks through Shipibo communities in the middle of the night with loads and loads of illegally cut endangered hardwoods. Many of these trees end up in the U.S. market.

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