News & Multimedia from 2017

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Threatened Indigenous Community in Peruvian Amazon Receives Support from Around the World

International grassroots petitions signed by tens of thousands urge protection of Shipibo Community in Santa Clara de Uchunya

October 3, 2017

Washington, DC – Peruvian authorities must take urgent steps to end land grabbing, deforestation, and political killings of indigenous leaders in the Ucayali region, thousands of individuals stated in international grassroots petitions published today.

Amazon in Focus 2017

Amazon in Focus 2017

Fall 2017

Since its beginning, Amazon Watch has been deeply committed to defending indigenous peoples' rights and territories, for they are the best guardians of their rainforest homes. We stand with the U'wa of Colombia who inspired the world with their call to protect their sacred territory and keep the blood of Mother Earth in the ground. We stand with the Kichwa of Sarayaku who expelled oil companies and the military from their territory and won a historic case against the Ecuadorian government for violating their rights. We stood with the communities devastated by Chevron and Occidental petroleum and won. We also stood with the Xingu's indigenous and riverine communities to resist the construction of Belo Monte Dam when others had given up.

Amplify! A Celebration of Voices from the Amazon

Amplify! A Celebration of Voices from the Amazon

September 28, 2017

Thank you to all our friends and supporters who joined us on September 27th, 2017 for our annual gala - Amplify! A celebration of voices from the Amazon.

Brazil Revokes Decree Opening Amazon Reserve to Mining

Brazil Revokes Decree Opening Amazon Reserve to Mining

September 26, 2017BBC News

The Brazilian government has revoked a controversial decree that would have opened up a vast reserve in the Amazon to commercial mining. One opposition senator said at the time that it was the "biggest attack on the Amazon in the last 50 years."

Brazil Backtracks on Plan to Open up Amazon Forest to Mining

Brazil Backtracks on Plan to Open up Amazon Forest to Mining

Campaigners welcome U-turn on Renca reserve but threat still exists as Brazil president has close ties to mining industry

September 26, 2017The Guardian

"The Brazilian government has finally realized it's not acceptable to make decisions that affect the Amazon and its people without a broad and transparent public debate," but the battle is far from over.

2017 Achievements and Priorities

2017 Achievements and Priorities

September 2017

The Amazon and its peoples are under threat from unsustainable mega-projects that, if built, will accelerate deforestation, displacement of indigenous peoples, and climate change. The next several years will be critical to advancing rainforest protection, indigenous rights, and solutions to climate change such as clean renewable energy.

Fossil-Fueled Catastrophes

Fossil-Fueled Catastrophes

September 21, 2017

The end of the summer of 2017 couldn't have been more apocalyptic. Wildfires torched the Pacific Northwest, the Sierras, Los Angeles, and much of the Western United States. Temperatures blistered in the Bay Area, breaking all-time records over Labor Day, with downtown San Francisco hitting a sweltering 106 degrees.

Amazon Watch and Empowered By Light Help Indigenous Communities Embrace Clean Energy

Amazon Watch and Empowered By Light Help Indigenous Communities Embrace Clean Energy

Three indigenous communities in the Amazon rainforest can now generate solar energy thanks to a partnership between Amazon Watch and Empowered By Light

September 21, 2017Renewable Energy

"These communities are true climate leaders" said Leila Salazar-López, Executive Director at Amazon Watch. "Lighting the way for our climate and our forests, these indigenous earth defenders know that the solution to climate change must include stopping the destruction of the Amazon rainforest."

Ecuador's Government Responds to Demands of the Country's Indigenous Movement

Ecuador's Government Responds to Demands of the Country's Indigenous Movement

September 20, 2017

It has been eight years since Ecuador's indigenous leaders last met with the leader occupying the country's presidential palace. But Ecuador's new president, Lenin Moreno, has taken a different approach, summoning various actors who were considered opponents by the previous government to a "National Dialogue".

Study Says Amazonian Locals Are Key to Saving the "Lungs of the Planet"

September 12, 2017Reuters

"Our analysis shows that local stewardship of the forest can be very effective in curtailing forest degradation in the Peruvian Amazon," said the study's lead author, Judith Schleicher.

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