Eye on the Amazon
  • 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.

  • Hope Amidst the Good, Bad, and Ugly at the Climate Summit

    Hope Amidst the Good, Bad, and Ugly at the Climate Summit

    December 30, 2015 – On Dec. 12th, 195 nations signed the Paris Climate Accord, an agreement to limit CO2 emissions for the first time. In the days following, a debate has raged over whether the accord is a historic, unprecedented deal or whether it's the product of a pro-business climate circus that sold out basic science and principles of justice.

  • Five Reasons To Be Hopeful for the Future of the Amazon

    Five Reasons To Be Hopeful for the Future of the Amazon

    December 28, 2015 – The Amazon rainforest can seem unimaginably vast. Similarly, the fight to defend it from the onslaught of industrial-scale threats like oil drilling, logging, and huge dams can appear overwhelming. But across the region, local indigenous peoples and our work to support them is making the difference and protecting the lands they have known for centuries. In 2015, these five snapshots of success gave us hope that the Amazon has a chance to avoid ecosystem collapse, but only if we support its indigenous guardians.

  • Solstice Reflections of Our Work at COP21 and Beyond

    Solstice Reflections of Our Work at COP21 and Beyond

    December 22, 2015 РAs I reflect on our recent work at COP21 in Paris on the Winter Solstice, I am very proud of what we achieved and filled with great hope for our work ahead. The Amazon Watch team did an incredible job of accompanying and supporting a twelve-person delegation of indigenous leaders, women and youth from the Kichwa community of Sarayaku in the Ecuadorian Amazon and two Munduruku leaders from the Tapajós River Basin in the Brazilian Amazon to ensure the voices, concerns and solutions from indigenous peoples from the Amazon were heard by global leaders and media, and they were!

  • Our Generation Is the World's Voice for Climate Action

    Our Generation Is the World's Voice for Climate Action

    December 17, 2015 – I was among the Indigenous People from the Amazon Rainforest who made it to the COP21 climate summit in Paris. I felt it was my duty to be the voice of those who could not attend.

  • The Human Side of the Climate Change Equation

    The Human Side of the Climate Change Equation

    December 15, 2015 – While government officials inside COP21 conference rooms just outside Paris were reviewing the cost-benefit analyses of cutting down on emissions or debating the numerical semantics of the warming of the earth, the human side of climate change and environmental destruction took center stage just a few kilometers south at the Maison des Metallos on the weekend of December 5-6th.

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