Eye on the Amazon
  • Indigenous Protests and Unity in Brasília

    Indigenous Protests and Unity in Brasília

    The fight for the Amazon has just begun

    June 18, 2013 – "The Minister says he wants to consult with indigenous peoples, but that the government's decision to build the dams has already been made. What kind of consultation is that?"

  • We Won't Stop Fighting

    We Won't Stop Fighting

    Facing enormous setbacks to indigenous rights in Brazil, 400 Kayapo leaders and warriors met on the Xingu River to discuss strategy for upholding their rights

    June 17, 2013 – Facing enormous setbacks to indigenous rights in Brazil, 400 Kayapo leaders and warriors met on the Xingu River to discuss serious threats to indigenous rights that are being considered by the Brazilian government.

  • Ecuador's Challenges with Oil Development

    Ecuador's Challenges with Oil Development

    June 17, 2013 – Oil spills in Ecuador are anything but unusual. May’s spill is just one of many that occur on a regular basis, adding up to an enormous amount of oil spilled over the years.

  • Eye on Brasília: Indigenous Resistance to Dams Persists

    Eye on Brasília: Indigenous Resistance to Dams Persists

    June 13, 2013 – Last week indigenous groups that occupied Belo Monte traveled to Brasilia to meet with the government. So far the only response they have received says that indigenous peoples have no right to veto the government's plans.

  • "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.

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