Eye on the Amazon
  • Will Colombia's Peace Process Have an Environmental Dark Side?

    Will Colombia's Peace Process Have an Environmental Dark Side?

    November 16, 2016 – For the majority of Colombians, and for those who have worked on human rights in Colombia, the conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions can't end soon enough.

  • No Matter the Outcome of the Election, We'll Continue To Fight For the Amazon

    No Matter the Outcome of the Election, We'll Continue To Fight For the Amazon

    November 7, 2016 – Tomorrow marks the end of a wrenching election season here in the U.S., one with barely a mention of the environment or climate change, and certainly no proposals for major policies to protect our environment and address climate change.

  • Ecuador's Indigenous Peoples Strengthen Resolve To Protect Rights and Resources

    Ecuador's Indigenous Peoples Strengthen Resolve To Protect Rights and Resources

    November 4, 2016 – In the face of direct attempts by the government to subvert its leadership and the continued encroachment of oil and mineral exploitation further into the Amazon, an organized, strengthened CONFENIAE is critical to the defense of Amazonian peoples and lands, and needs our support.

  • Peru: New President, Old Tensions

    Peru: New President, Old Tensions

    November 2, 2016 – After five lackluster years under President Ollanta Humala, Peru is facing a new political scenario with the ascension of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to the presidency. Here are some of the flashpoints Amazon Watch will be monitoring in the coming months and years.

  • Solidarity for Water Protectors from North Dakota to the Amazon

    Solidarity for Water Protectors from North Dakota to the Amazon

    October 26, 2016 – Why are so many indigenous peoples protesting oil pipelines? One big reason: to prevent the spills that invariably occur with pipelines and end up contaminating water sources and their territories.

  • Belo Monte: After the Flood

    Belo Monte: After the Flood

    October 25, 2016 – Belo Monte: After the Flood is a documentary exploring the effects of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam on the environment and peoples of the Brazilian city of Altamira and the Xingu River basin, a tributary to the Amazon River.

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