Eye on the Amazon
  • Working Together to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground!

    Working Together to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground!

    April 24, 2015 – This week Amazon Watch was proud to host a pioneering Climate Equity Strategy Session in partnership with the Sierra Club and the Hillary Institute, where representatives from indigenous and frontline communities, international NGOs, and climate and energy experts discussed the challenges and opportunities of keeping fossil fuels in the ground in the Americas.

  • The Chevron Tapes: 30 Years and Still Waiting for Justice

    The Chevron Tapes: 30 Years and Still Waiting for Justice

    April 17, 2015 – This week we're highlighting a rainforest resident's story of how he lost three daughters due to the toxic contamination of his home and an interview with a former oil worker who recalls the helplessness he felt at being ordered by Chevron to dump toxic waste directly into the rainforest, day after day:

  • Private Sector Bows Out of Belo Monte as Vale Slashes Its Stake

    Private Sector Bows Out of Belo Monte as Vale Slashes Its Stake

    April 16, 2015 – Vale clearly couldn't wait to offload its poor investment in a polemic project that's already run more than a year over schedule and $1 billion over budget.

  • Federation of the Achuar Nationality of Peru Presents Historic Legal Claim Against the Peruvian Government

    Federation of the Achuar Nationality of Peru Presents Historic Legal Claim Against the Peruvian Government

    April 9, 2015 – For the first time in Peru, an indigenous people demands the recognition of their legal personhood as a first nation or people and not simply as a "community".

  • Notes from the Frontlines: A Journey with the Munduruku into the Tapajós

    Notes from the Frontlines: A Journey with the Munduruku into the Tapajós

    April 10, 2015 – Amazon Watch joined a powerful assembly in the Munduruku community of Waroapompu in the Tapajós region of Brazil to discuss how the Munduruku will strengthen themselves in resistance to dams planned within their territory.

  • The Chevron Tapes

    The Chevron Tapes

    Secret videos reveal company hid pollution in Ecuador

    April 8, 2015 – In 2011, a mysterious package arrived at our D.C. office. Beat up, rumpled and with no return address, a staffer avoided opening it fearing it may have been a bomb. We could never have guessed that the contents would instead turn out to be a smoking gun in one of the largest and longest-running environmental cases in the world.

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