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Signs of Lasting Trauma in People Evicted to Make Way for Giant Mine in Ecuador

Signs of Lasting Trauma in People Evicted to Make Way for Giant Mine in Ecuador

Battles with the government and army over land and mining rights has caused indigenous Shuar people long-term psychological damage, report says

October 17, 2017The Guardian

"This development model impacts communities. The mine displaces people, and the impact is direct. It's this industry that makes children lack nutrition."

Record Amazon Fires Stun Scientists; Sign of Sick, Degraded Forests

Record Amazon Fires Stun Scientists; Sign of Sick, Degraded Forests

October 11, 2017Mongabay

"The very agents of wanton destruction of the Amazon are now controlling the legislative and executive branches of the federal government and working day and night to increase deforestation and degradation via bills and acts that are being tolerated by the judiciary."

Brazil's National Indigenous Movement: Resolute in Times of Crisis

Brazil's National Indigenous Movement: Resolute in Times of Crisis

Brazil's indigenous people face mounting threats under President Temer, yet recent collective, high-profile efforts have seen some success in the fight for their lands

October 5, 2017openDemocracy

Given its recent impressive and successful record at resisting an onslaught of attacks, Brazil's National Indigenous Movement should inspire anyone resisting regressive governments around the world.

Brazil's Mega Hydro Plan Foreshadows China's Growing Impact on the Amazon

Brazil's Mega Hydro Plan Foreshadows China's Growing Impact on the Amazon

The government wants to open up the Tapajós basin – an area the size of France – for trade with China. But the indigenous Munduruku won't let it happen without a fight.

October 5, 2017The Guardian

"Support of projects that result in rainforest destruction undermines China's efforts to position itself as a leader in the global fight against climate change."

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.

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."

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.

"Uncontacted" Amazon Tribe Members Are Reported Killed in Brazil

September 10, 2017The New York Times

"If the investigation confirms the reports, it will be yet another genocidal massacre resulting directly from the Brazilian government's failure to protect isolated tribes – something that is guaranteed in the Constitution."

Zero Tolerance of Deforestation Likely Only Way to Save Amazon Gateway

Zero Tolerance of Deforestation Likely Only Way to Save Amazon Gateway

September 7, 2017Mongabay

Despite its biological and economic importance, illegal logging in the Gurupi Biological Reserve and in the Awá, Caru, Alto Turiaçu and Araribóia indigenous territories is common, and indigenous groups say that government enforcement is dangerously lax.

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