News & Multimedia from 2011
Brazilian celebrities and activists deliver 1.3 million voices to President RousseffDecember 20, 2011
Brasilia, Brazil – A delegation of Brazilian celebrities and activists delivered a petition today at the country's presidential palace signed by 1.3 million citizens calling on President Dilma Rousseff to immediately suspend construction of the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in the Amazon and to open a national debate on alternatives for truly sustainable energy development.
As the Yasuni-ITT Initiative deadline approaches, did its chief negotiator make a deal with the devil?December 20, 2011The Huffington Post
With Chevron running out of legal options to avoid its $18 billion liability in Ecuador, the company may be taking corporate malfeasance and greenwashing to a whole new level.
We are delighted to share a message from TV personality Layla Kayleigh who has teamed with Amazon Watch for a special campaign for "Stand for the Amazon Day" on December 28th.
We are the climate changers we've been waiting forDecember 19, 2011
Another global climate conference has come and gone, another heartbreaking missed opportunity for humanity to actually do something about impending climate chaos.
"It sends a mixed message because Brazil has positioned itself as a country that's committed itself to saving the forest cover to the benefit of the world," said Christian Poirier, Brazil program director for Amazon Watch. "The new forest code flouts all that."
An Overview of Socio Bosque Contracts with Indigenous CommunitiesDecember 2011
Though Socio Bosque has seen rapid growth in participation and amount of protected land since 2008, many concerns have been raised regarding the implementation of the current program and its future incorporation within a United Nations Convention on Climate Change REDD mechanism.
Calgary, Canada – This is the third time. Achuar delegates have arrived at the doorsteps of Calgary's extractive oil industry in the past. They say, "Go Away!"
Photographer Cristina Mittermeier has been traveling to the Amazon since the 1990s, often making two trips a year by small plane to document Kayapo culture and its link to the Xingu.
Beginning of an Energy Revolution in Brazil?December 15, 2011
The struggle to protect the Xingu River and its people has gained critical support and momentum thanks to the Drop of Water Movement.
An urgent call from the Peruvian AmazonDecember 13, 2011
According to the urgent testimony of two Catholic priests, an already tense situation in Achuar territory has taken a turn for the worse over recent months, heightening the risk of imminent bloodshed between neighboring families.