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Sápara People of Ecuador Fight Big Oil For Broken Promises

Sápara People of Ecuador Fight Big Oil For Broken Promises

"The UNESCO designation is supposed to conserve the culture and traditions of the Sápara"

August 18, 2017Indian Country Today

The Sápara people of Ecuador are fighting to keep more oil drilling out of their territory, especially after a recent meeting with the Ecuadorean government that left the issue unresolved, and silence from an international organization that had given them protective status.

Victory for Indigenous Rights as Brazil's Supreme Court Rejects Government Proposal To Limit Land Rights

Proposal would have set indigenous land titling policies back decades

August 17, 2017

In unanimous rulings on two disputed indigenous land-titling cases, the Court dismissed a legal opinion issued by the Attorney General and endorsed by President Michel Temer, which argued for the rejection of land claims by indigenous peoples unless they inhabited their traditional territories at the time Brazil's 1988 Constitution was ratified.

Maps Reveal How Amazon Development Is Closing in on Isolated Tribes

Maps Reveal How Amazon Development Is Closing in on Isolated Tribes

August 17, 2017Science

Development projects in the Amazon Basin – including dams, roads, and oil and gas operations – are encroaching on forests that are the last refuges of thousands of indigenous people who continue to shun contact with the outside world, according to a study that estimates the tribes' locations.

Brazilian Firm Wants To Build New Dams in Amazon's Aripuanã Basin

Brazilian Firm Wants To Build New Dams in Amazon's Aripuanã Basin

August 10, 2017Mongabay

With the bancada ruralista mining / agribusiness lobby in control of the Temer government and Congress, a Brazilian company, Intertechne Consultores, sees it as an opportune time to revive a shelved plan to build dams in the Amazon’s Aripuanã basin.

Protests in Bolivia Against Renewed Road Plans for TIPNIS Rainforest

Community leaders and environmentalists rally to protect Isiboro Sécure National Park and Indigenous Territory, cause of massive 2011 protests

August 8, 2017

Leaders of Bolivia's indigenous and environmental movements are staging emergency protests as the country's Senate meets to approve a law that would strip protections from the Isiboro Sécure National Park and Indigenous Territory.

Chevron's Toxic Legacy and Continued Destruction

Chevron's Toxic Legacy and Continued Destruction

August 4, 2017

There are countless actions that Chevron can and should take to be a less terrible neighbor and a better actor on the world stage. Two straightforward ones: stop purchasing and refining Amazon crude and stop fighting a greenhouse gas emissions cap on its Richmond refinery.

It Could Cost $1 Billion To Clean Up the Oil in Peru’s Northern Amazon

It Could Cost $1 Billion To Clean Up the Oil in Peru’s Northern Amazon

Over four decades of exploration and extraction have caused an environmental and health crisis in indigenous communities

August 3, 2017The Guardian

Who is going to clean up Peru's northern Amazon after decades of companies spilling oil and dumping billions of barrels of toxic production waters? Certainly not US company Occidental which ran the biggest concession, Lot 1-AB, until 2000, nor, it would seem, Petroperu, which ran the other major concession, Lot 8, until 1996 and operates the rusty, leaking North Peruvian Pipeline to this day.

Deforestation May Soar Now That Colombian Civil War Is Over

August 2, 2017New Scientist

The end of war doesn't necessarily bring peace to the environment. An increase in illegal logging could be one of the unexpected consequences of peace in Colombia.

Oil Exploration Is No Way To Protect Indigenous Culture and Territories

Oil Exploration Is No Way To Protect Indigenous Culture and Territories

The Sápara culture was declared a Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO in 2001. In 2017, it is still in grave danger of being destroyed by fossil fuel exploration.

July 31, 2017

Even being recognized by the UN as a Patrimony of Humanity has not been sufficient to protect the culture and territory of the Sápara people, who face continued threats from oil drilling in their rainforest homes in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

We Are Made of the Sacred!

We Are Made of the Sacred!

Munduruku people confirm they will return to occupy dam construction sites in the Amazon if indigenous rights continue to be violated

July 26, 2017Medium

A mobilization of the Munduruku people, which began two months ago by women concerned with defending sacred places and indigenous rights and led to an occupation of the construction site of the São Manoel hydroelectric dam project, ended on Friday. The Munduruku, however, have made it clear that their struggle continues.

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