Eye on the Amazon
  • Women of the Ecuadorian Amazon and International Allies Reject New Oil Concessions, Stand for Rights of the Earth and Communities

    Women of the Ecuadorian Amazon and International Allies Reject New Oil Concessions, Stand for Rights of the Earth and Communities

    February 10, 2016 – The Sápara people and the Kichwa of Sarayaku have denounced the new contracts as a violation of their fundamental rights, and have made clear their intentions to keep resisting extraction and protecting their rainforest.

  • The World’s Forests Will Collapse If We Don’t Learn To Say "No"

    The World’s Forests Will Collapse If We Don’t Learn To Say "No"

    February 4, 2016 – An alarming new study has shown that the world's forests are not only disappearing rapidly, but that areas of "core forest" – remote interior areas critical for disturbance-sensitive wildlife and ecological processes – are vanishing even faster.

  • Recognizing the Rights of Nature and the Living Forest

    Recognizing the Rights of Nature and the Living Forest

    February 4, 2016 – Civil society, non-governmental and community organizations representing hundreds of thousands of people from diverse social movements and international networks gathered during the Paris climate negotiations for major actions on the streets, hundreds of events, assemblies, concerts and educational workshops focused on just, community driven climate solutions.

  • Honoring the Legacy of Terry Turner

    Honoring the Legacy of Terry Turner

    January 20, 2016 – Terry's incisive ethnographic work with the Kayapo people, and his longstanding advocacy on behalf of their culture, forests, and rivers, earned him unique respect and admiration from Kayapo leadership, who called him 'Wakampu'.

  • Jiyukam Presente! Homage to a Peaceful Warrior

    Jiyukam Presente! Homage to a Peaceful Warrior

    January 14, 2016 – A wave of sadness has surged forth from the Amazon rainforest, washing over many who have supported indigenous rights in Peru. Yesterday we learned that the long-time Achuar leader Jiyukam Lucas Irar Miik had drown in the Pastaza River, as he returned to his home community of Puerto Rubina. As reported by his son, his boat hit a log and capsized as it traveled up-river deep in the night. Lucas was last seen sleeping on the journey.

  • In Brazil, 2016 Announces New Conflicts and Challenges for the Amazon

    In Brazil, 2016 Announces New Conflicts and Challenges for the Amazon

    January 7, 2016 – 2015 could only be defined as a bad year for Brazil. Economic meltdown, political crisis, social adversity, and environmental destruction defined the last twelve months. Yet rather than striking out in new directions as 2015 drew to a close, the Brazilian government was doubled down on its failing socio-economic model, ushering in a new wave of conflict and calamity in the Amazon.

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