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Amazon Deforestation Spikes 190 Percent After Long Reported Decline

October 20, 2014ThinkProgress

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is up 190 percent for the months of August and September compared to the same period last year according to the non-profit Imazon, which monitors deforestation via satellite imagery.

Brazil's Proposed Mega-Dam Auction Provokes Outrage, Indigenous Fight

October 3, 2014Indian Country Today

When Brazil announced plans September 12 to build a new dam on the Tapajós River, they violated their own legal requirements to comply with a process of free, prior, and informed consultation with threatened indigenous and traditional communities.

Ecuador Minister to Apologize Publicly to Indigenous People Over Oil Project

Ecuador Minister to Apologize Publicly to Indigenous People Over Oil Project

Justice Minister Ledy Zuniga to Offer Apology in Ceremony Wednesday

September 30, 2014Wall Street Journal

Quito, Ecuador – Justice Minister Ledy Zuniga will offer a public apology to a community from the Sarayaku indigenous group on Wednesday over the development of an oil project in their ancestral lands almost two decades ago, which an international court said was a violation of their rights.

The Climate "Marchers" Who Fought and Died in the Amazon

September 29, 2014Huffington Post

The 400,000 people who walked across New York City in this month's People's Climate March may not have known it, but their actions came on the heels of another event far away, involving indigenous activists in a remote part of the Amazon rainforest.

Peruvian Ecologist Vows "You Fight Until You Fall Dead"

As Peru relaxes environmental safeguards, a prominent ecologist explains why he resigned from his government post

September 29, 2014National Geographic

Ráez-Luna resigned over the administration's support of a law that, to the horror of environmental groups around the world, rolled back many green policies established in Peru during the past decade.

Indigenous Groups Give Cautious Welcome to Deal Struck at UN

Indigenous Groups Give Cautious Welcome to Deal Struck at UN

Governments pledge to consult native groups over projects on indigenous lands and improve access to education and services

September 23, 2014The Guardian

Patricia Gualinga, from the Sarayaku community in the Ecuador Amazon, who travelled to the conference with Amazon Watch, was more skeptical about what the new document would bring. "Until now what I have seen and heard is that all presidents have beautiful discourses, but where I come from it just stays on paper and in discourses and not in application."

Indigenous Groups Call for Drilling Limits to Fight Climate Change

The UN is holding the first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples during the General Assembly

September 22, 2014Al Jazeera

"You don't have to look for where you are going to begin. We are already here fighting to preserve the jungle. We are present, we have been present, and we want to support the world and humanity. We in Sarayaku are betting on life, not death," said Patricia Gualinga.

With Its Green Cred Under Fire, Peru Prepares to Host UN Climate Talks

The South American country has warmed up for the next mega-conference in Lima to negotiate a new Earth-saving climate treaty by rolling back its own environmental safeguards

September 21, 2014GlobalPost

Many of the country's environmental problems are deep-rooted and predate the government of President Ollanta Humala, who took office in July 2011. Yet he has drawn green activists' ire for the "paquetazo," a package of economic reforms he signed into law on July 11.

Peru Plans to Abolish Iconic Amazon Indigenous Reserve, NGO Claims

September 19, 2014Upside Down World

Plans are afoot to abolish a reserve for vulnerable indigenous peoples in Peru's Amazon in order to exploit massive gas deposits and facilitate Christian evangelization, according to a report by Lima-based NGO Perú Equidad - Center for Public Policies and Human Rights.

Esperanza Martinez at This Changes Everything talk with Naomi Klein

September 18, 2014The New School

Esperanza Martinez – President of Acción Ecológica, co-founder of Oilwatch, and one of Ecuador's most recognizable and influential environmental leaders – talks about the struggle to save the Yasuní National Park in Ecuador at the This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate event hosted by Naomi Klein.

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