Bolivia Field Mission

The Amazon communications team organized a field mission accompanied by members of Friends of the Earth and Bank Information Center to the San Matias region in Eastern Bolivia. The purpose of the trip was to document and expose the impacts of the new Enron Shell gas pipeline through the pristine Chiquitano forest and Pantanal wetlands. The pipeline was build through this intact wilderness area when lesser damaging alternative routes existed. The team gathered aerial footage and information about violations of environmental safeguards and conducted interviews with affected communities and presented its findings in form of a letter and a 15-minute video to OPIC, the US Government agency who is financing the pipeline. Upon our return, the team secured a CNN-Español feature story about the pipeline which incorporated footage from the team's field visit. See Photos and More Info

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