Peru's Energy Ministry has rejected Barrett's environmental impact assessment (EIA) of plans to develop its oil discovery. One of the main reasons is that the EIA failed to take into account adequately the uncontacted tribes living in the area.
Survival's director Stephen Corry said today, 'Good news, but of course it's only temporary. Now the Ministry needs to prohibit oil activity in areas inhabited by uncontacted tribes and companies should agree to keep out. International law recognises this land as the tribes', and so should Barrett and Repsol.'