Members of the "Warriors of Forest", a vigilante group from the Kanamari ethnic group, patrol along the Javari river in the Javari Valley, in the northwest Amazonas state of Brazil, on May 18, 2023.

A Three Border Problem: Holding Back the Amazon’s Criminal Frontiers

Organised crime is flourishing in the jungle expanse trisected by the borders of Brazil, Colombia and Peru, putting the populations and ecosystems of the Amazon’s heartland at serious risk. With donor aid, the three states should act fast before the illegal activity does irreversible damage.

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