Eye on the Amazon
  • A Tough Sell Indeed

    A Tough Sell Indeed

    March 19, 2013 – A new report from Analytica Investments warns that the XI Oil Round in Ecuador would threaten "a biodiversity every bit as varied as that of the fabled Yasuní National Park to the North" where one hectare holds more tree species than exist in all of North America.

  • The Gods of the Xingu Are on Our Side!

    The Gods of the Xingu Are on Our Side!

    Norte Energia, not so much.

    March 14, 2013 – We ended an emotional day feeling positive and coming to the conclusion that the Gods of the Xingu are on our side. This fight is long and we are faced with many challenges, but our hearts remain full of love for the Xingu and its people.

  • Voices of the Xingu: Interview with Karoline Militão

    Voices of the Xingu: Interview with Karoline Militão

    March 12, 2013 – Karol and her family had built a life on what has now become the Pimental Worksite of the Belo Monte Dam. They were expelled from their land and as Karol and her sister say, "they never received even a kilo of salt in compensation."

  • Uncontacted Group Kills Two Natives in Ecuador

    Uncontacted Group Kills Two Natives in Ecuador

    Reprisals, "forced contact" campaign feared after attack in Yasuní National Park

    March 11, 2013 – The victims had sustained previous encounters with the elusive Taromenane, who reportedly conveyed their growing irritation over an influx of outsiders and increased industrial activity in the zone.

  • Women Speak as Crimes Against Women Rise Around Belo Monte

    Women Speak as Crimes Against Women Rise Around Belo Monte

    March 8, 2013 – "The mothers of Altamira are losing their kids to prostitution and drugs. Belo Monte did not bring jobs as promised, only violence," said protestor Maria Dulce Gonçalves.

  • XI Round Campaign Launches in Ecuador

    XI Round Campaign Launches in Ecuador

    La Amazonia que nos Queda

    March 7, 2013 – So much attention has focused on the protection of Yasuní National Park, and yet meanwhile an area of unspoiled and highly biodiverse rainforest many times larger is greatly threatened by the XI Oil Round.

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