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Testimony of Father Diego Clavijo about Conflicts Caused by Talisman Energy's Operations

Testimony of Father Diego Clavijo about Conflicts Caused by Talisman Energy's Operations

December 13, 2011

A priest who has worked with the Achuar and the Shuar-Wampisa people for ten years says that Talisman Energy's operations are causing conflict and risking lives.

Talisman Provokes Violence in Peruvian Amazon

Testimony reveals shocking new threats to indigenous people

December 13, 2011

Loreto, Peru – Canadian oil company Talisman Energy's operations in northern Peru are causing conflict and division in Achuar and Shuar-Wampisa communities and risking lives, according to Salesian missionary priest Father Diego Clavijo and indigenous Achuar leader Peas Peas Ayui.

Investor's Eye on the Amazon - December 2011

December 2011

In this winter edition of Investor's Eye on the Amazon, we would like to draw your attention to a co-filing opportunity at Chevron, urgent on-the-ground testimony about Canadian company Talisman Energy's divisive oil operations in the ancestral territory of the Achuar people, and an update from the frontlines in Ecuador where Rukullacta Kichwa leaders and community members have rejected Ivanhoe Energy's controversial oil operations in their ancestral territory.

Indigenous Group Again Rejects Ivanhoe's Drilling Plans, Takes Battle to Ecuador's Congress

Indigenous Group Again Rejects Ivanhoe's Drilling Plans, Takes Battle to Ecuador's Congress

December 12, 2011

From the streets of Quito to Ecuador's Congressional chamber, Rukullacta goes public in rejecting Ivanhoe’s project, finding inspiration in an ancient Amazonian leader.

Call for Co-Filers

Resolutions at Chevron on Corporate Governance and $18 Billion Ecuador Liability

December 12, 2011

A group of institutional investors are filing three separate resolutions at Chevron over its corporate governance and management of its legal liabilities in Ecuador.

Oil Discovery in Ecuador Prompts Plan to Protect Indigenous Territories

December 7, 2011Indian Country

Ecuador's Yasuní National Park is one of the richest places on earth, with a wealth of flora and fauna – some found nowhere else on the planet – in its forests, and an estimated 850 million barrels of petroleum beneath them. It is also home to the Tagaeri and Taromenane, tribes that continued to shun contact with the outside world.

Nourish the Cause: Gourmet Gifts that Give!

Nourish the Cause: Gourmet Gifts that Give!

December 5, 2011

This holiday season, give ethically-sourced, gourmet superfoods and Essential Living Foods will give 25% of your purchase directly to Amazon Watch.

Fiddling While the Amazon Burns

Keeping the world's biggest forest standing depends on greens, Amerindians and enlightened farmers working together – if lawmakers let them

December 3, 2011The Economist

Jaci-Paraná, Brazil – Drive out of Porto Velho, and you see the trouble the world's largest forest is in. Lorry after lorry trundles by laden with logs; charred tree-stumps show where ranchers burned what the loggers left behind; a few cattle roam sparsely through the scrubby fields. In places the acid subsoil shows through, sandy and bone-pale.

Chevron Challenged for Environmental Crimes at Golf Tournament

Groups Demand Company Follow Court Orders and Clean up Toxic Mess in Ecuador

December 3, 2011

Thousand Oaks, CA – An airplane with a banner will circle overhead for three hours on both days of the Chevron World Challenge golf tournament, calling on it to remediate the environmental disaster in Ecuador after three decades of contaminating the country's rainforest in reckless pursuit of profit.

The Last Song of Mario Guifarro

December 2, 2011Earth Island Journal

"In some parts of the Amazon the deforestation rate has gone up by 50 percent within the last year," says Leila Salazar-Lopez, the program director of Amazon Watch. "That means increased levels of conflict as activists working with rural communities run up against big corporations and black market forces."

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