Eye on the Amazon
  • Reimagining Progress: Voices from the Ecuadorian Amazon

    Reimagining Progress: Voices from the Ecuadorian Amazon

    October 24, 2016 – Developed jointly by the pair after experiencing first-hand the pressures faced by indigenous people in the Ecuadorian Amazon during 2015, the project was launched with the primary aim of raising international awareness of some of the key threats currently faced by the Sápara and Kichwa communities of Ecuador, specifically their long-running struggle to resist the imminent entry of oil companies onto their territory and efforts to preserve their culture in the face of globalization.

  • Ecuadorian Indigenous Organization Resists Efforts To Divide and Undermine Its Work

    Ecuadorian Indigenous Organization Resists Efforts To Divide and Undermine Its Work

    October 5, 2016 – Last Wednesday Amazon Watch received a very disturbing call: the headquarters of CONFENIAE, the regional organization of eleven indigenous peoples which represents nearly 1,500 communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon, was being taken by storm.

  • #EndAmazonCrude Campaign Takes Off!

    #EndAmazonCrude Campaign Takes Off!

    September 30, 2016 – With your help we will end destructive oil extraction in the Amazon. Our climate can't afford it and the indigenous communities fighting to save their homes and cultures need us to unite behind them today.

  • Now Is the Time To #EndAmazonCrude!

    Now Is the Time To #EndAmazonCrude!

    September 28, 2016 – Today Amazon Watch issued a new call to the consumers and companies in the U.S. and around the world: End Amazon Crude! With the release of a new investigative report, an animated video by long-time ally and Pulitzer Prize winning animator Mark Fiore, an infographic, and a petition to demand that refineries in the U.S. stop sourcing crude from the rainforest, our new campaign to End Amazon Crude kicks off with a bang, and we want you to join us in this important call to action.

  • Portraits of Resistance: Inside the Peaceful U'wa Uprising

    Portraits of Resistance: Inside the Peaceful U'wa Uprising

    September 26, 2016 – Peace is more than the silencing of guns, and that the peace accord will not address all sources of violence in the conflict. To that end, we share with you this guest blog from Bogota-based activists working with our partners of the U'wa Nation in Colombia, recounting the U'wa's recent struggle to recover their ancestral territory from oil drilling.

  • Global Solidarity from the Amazon to Standing Rock

    Global Solidarity from the Amazon to Standing Rock

    September 22, 2016 – The Sioux fight is representative of other fights around the globe. If Standing Rock wins this, we will win other fights for social and environmental justice. We all need to work together to build this global justice movement around the globe.

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