Eye on the Amazon
  • Epic Chevron Battle Lands in Canadian Court

    Epic Chevron Battle Lands in Canadian Court

    Oil giant asks Canadian Supreme Court to rewrite laws in attempt to avoid seizure of assets by Ecuadorian rainforest communities

    December 23, 2014 – This month's hearing before Canada's Supreme Court was Chevron's last appeal to try to stop a full enforcement trial. Chevron audaciously asked the court to ignore all precedent, and to change the law just for them.

  • Indigenous Voices: A Call to Keep the Oil in the Ground

    Indigenous Voices: A Call to Keep the Oil in the Ground

    December 12, 2014 – I walk a small path, surrounded by an infinite number of trees, plants and the scent of flowers. My lungs fill with pure, fresh air when I take a deep breath. My bare feet touch the ground, damp from yesterday's rain. This is my home. This is where I grew up. This is what I want to share with my children one day.

  • Thousands in Lima March for Climate Justice!

    Thousands in Lima March for Climate Justice!

    December 10, 2014 – Amazon Watch and indigenous allies joined thousands of marchers yesterday in defense of the rainforest and territorial rights and to demand that voices from the Amazon be heard at the United Nations COP20 climate negotiations.

  • COP20 Lima: Amazon Watch on Democracy Now!

    COP20 Lima: Amazon Watch on Democracy Now!

    December 10, 2014 – "When we lose the Amazon, we not only create emissions, but we lose the climate stabilizing function of the forest," Amazon Watch founder Atossa Soltani told Democracy Now! at the "Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change" event hosted by WECAN around the UNFCCC COP20 climate summit currently taking place in Lima, Peru. "We're reaching a tipping point."

  • <em>¡Amazonía Viva!</em> Art and Action at COP20

    ¡Amazonía Viva! Art and Action at COP20

    December 7, 2014 – Yesterday hundreds of indigenous peoples from communities across the Amazon joined together on a beach in Lima, Peru to create a massive "human banner" image to promote awareness about territorial rights for indigenous peoples in the global climate conversation. Beneath the heat of the sun and to the sound of beating drums, indigenous peoples and allies danced and rallied around a united message.

  • Ecuador's Crackdown on Critics on Full Display as COP20 Climate Conference Begins

    Ecuador's Crackdown on Critics on Full Display as COP20 Climate Conference Begins

    UPDATE: Yasunidos and Climate Caravan arrive in Lima!

    December 5, 2014 – A delegation from the environmental collective Yasunidos finally arrived to Lima, Peru today after a week of harassment and intimidation by Ecuadorian police and military that sought to prevent them from crossing the border to attend the COP20 climate conference, and thrust the Ecuadorian government's continued domestic crackdown on civil society critics into the international spotlight.

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