Eye on the Amazon
  • "Traditional Forest Knowledge Is not Folklore, but a Resource for Change"

    "Traditional Forest Knowledge Is not Folklore, but a Resource for Change"

    June 12, 2013 – Researchers and policymakers have a lot to learn in designing and implementing climate change adaptation strategies from smallholder farmers in the Amazon, says Miguel Pinedo-Vásquez.

  • Ecuador Oil Spill Casts Shadow Over New Amazonian Drilling Plans

    Ecuador Oil Spill Casts Shadow Over New Amazonian Drilling Plans

    June 8, 2013 – An oil spill from Ecuador's Trans-Andean pipeline last weekend has reached Amazonian tributaries and is wreaking havoc on local communities and ecosystems downstream.

  • On Belo Monte, Live from Brasilia

    On Belo Monte, Live from Brasilia

    Indigenous peoples gathered in Brasilia demand binding consultation process from government

    June 6, 2013 – A new document calls for the Brazilian government's official statement declaring whether or not the indigenous group's decision concerning the consultation process, proposed in their meeting with Brazilian ministers, will be respected.

  • From Bagua to Belo Monte: Preventing "Massacres Foretold"

    From Bagua to Belo Monte: Preventing "Massacres Foretold"

    June 5, 2013 – Today – June 5th – is the fourth anniversary of one such "massacre foretold" in Peru. This past week, we worried about a similar scenario at the site of the controversial Belo Monte dam in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon.

  • Amazon Watch Fearless Founder Named Hillary Leadership Laureate

    Amazon Watch Fearless Founder Named Hillary Leadership Laureate

    June 5, 2013 – From a global watch-list on leaders in mid-career whose leadership is exceptional and inspirational, the Institute selected Atossa as its 5th Annual Hillary Laureate awardee for Leadership in Climate Equity.

  • Live from the Amazon: Indigenous Leaders Arrive in Brasília

    Live from the Amazon: Indigenous Leaders Arrive in Brasília

    June 4, 2013 – The 150 indigenous protestors who have staged a courageous nine-day occupation of the Belo Monte dam's main work camp have traveled to Brasilia today to meet in the Presidential Palace with high officials from the Brazilian government.

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