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Small Tribe with a Big Voice Vows To Stop Chinese Oil Drilling in the Amazon

Small Tribe with a Big Voice Vows To Stop Chinese Oil Drilling in the Amazon

February 2, 2016Fusion

“We don’t want oil drilling in our lands,” said Manari Ushigua, one of the most well-known leaders of Ecuador’s tiny Zapara tribe. “Our culture is at risk of disappearing; so is our language and our way of relating to the rainforest.”

Deforestation Is Decreasing – Or Is It?

Deforestation Is Decreasing – Or Is It?

February 1, 2016GreenBiz

Experts say that recognizing the rights of local people and indigenous groups to their traditional forests could be one of the easiest, cheapest and most effective ways to protect standing forests from razing. Many indigenous groups still lack legal tenure to their traditional lands in tropical countries, but where they have secured their rights research often shows that forests are well protected.

In Santarém More Than 500 People Debate Dams, but the Brazilian Government Doesn't Send a Representative

Researchers, indigenous leaders, riverbank dwellers, federal lawyers, and social movements debate the problems with dams in the region

January 29, 2016Ministério Público Federal no Pará

So many people attended the hearing that in the beginning one group that couldn't manage to enter the public auditorium provoked a bit of a ruckus in response to the attempt to cancel or change the location of the hearing.

Controversial Ecuador Oil Deal Lets China Stake an $80-Million Claim to Pristine Amazon Rainforest

Controversial Ecuador Oil Deal Lets China Stake an $80-Million Claim to Pristine Amazon Rainforest

January 29, 2016Los Angeles Times

They tried talks. They tried letters. They tried protests. But nothing could stop the deal. Ecuador's government sold oil exploration rights in a remote corner of the Amazon rainforest to a consortium of Chinese state-owned oil companies this week, despite dogged resistance from indigenous groups in the South American country who fear they could lose everything.

Brazil Court Revokes Injunction Blocking Belo Monte Dam Operation

Brazil Court Revokes Injunction Blocking Belo Monte Dam Operation

January 27, 2016Reuters

The ministry said a decision from the federal court in Brasilia lifted the earlier order blocking the beginning of power generation at Belo Monte, which had been planned for the coming weeks.

Belo Monte: Burning Legal Timber Stokes the Fires of Brazil's Illegal Lumber Market

Belo Monte: Burning Legal Timber Stokes the Fires of Brazil's Illegal Lumber Market

January 27, 2016Reporter Brasil

The burning of trees and animal deaths is only the first stage of a vicious cycle that marks the relationship between Belo Monte and the surrounding forest. Authorized to devastate thousands of hectares, the plant should use the timber for its own purpose or donate it for external use. The entry of large volumes of timber into the local market would help reduce the pressure on the forest. This was the plan, and one of the conditions, for the project's approval. In practice, things turned out very differently.

Braving Death Threats, Ecuadorian Villagers Ask U.N. to Block Chevron From Attacking Human Rights Defenders Who Obtained Historic Judgment

January 21, 2016

Geneva, Switzerland – Ecuadorian indigenous villagers who braved death threats in their battle with Chevron have teamed up with a leading international organization to demand that the United Nations block the oil giant from continuing an intimidation campaign targeting the human rights advocates who obtained a legally-binding $10 billion environmental pollution judgment against the company.

Honoring the Legacy of Terry Turner

Honoring the Legacy of Terry Turner

January 20, 2016

Terry's incisive ethnographic work with the Kayapo people, and his longstanding advocacy on behalf of their culture, forests, and rivers, earned him unique respect and admiration from Kayapo leadership, who called him 'Wakampu'.

Ecuador to Sign Contracts for Two Controversial Amazonian Oil Blocks

Indigenous Peoples Reject Oil Plans, Vow to Resist Project

January 20, 2016

Quito, Ecuador – The Ecuadorian government has announced imminent plans to sign contracts for two controversial Amazonian oil blocks which are facing adamant opposition from local indigenous people residing within the roughly half-a-million acre concessions and beyond.

Brazil Court Suspends Amazon Hydrodam Licence on Native Demands

Brazil Court Suspends Amazon Hydrodam Licence on Native Demands

January 15, 2016Reuters

A Brazilian court has suspended the operating licence for the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, one of the world's largest, just weeks before its owner, Norte Energia, planned to start electricity generation.

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