It’s with much sadness that we announce the death of our great friend Noemi Lopez Camashiri. Noemi passed away at home in Tinkareni following a short illness at the age of 71.
As the eldest member of the Asháninka community, Noemi’s commitment to protecting the rainforest was unrivalled and she also became one of the earliest champions of the partnership between the Asháninka and Cool Earth.
It is difficult to comprehend the changes that Noemi had witnessed during her lifetime. From growing up in one of the most isolated parts of the Amazon to fighting the Shining Path for her community’s very survival to rejecting loggers, Noemi lived through some of the most pivotal, and challenging points in Asháninka history.