Eye on the Amazon
  • 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.

  • "Where Our Government Kills, We Cultivate Life"

    "Where Our Government Kills, We Cultivate Life"

    Munduruku leaders bring their movement to Paris climate summit

    December 14, 2015 – At the closure of this year's critical COP21 summit in Paris, the most inspirational stories do not stem from official negotiations. They emanate from the heroic efforts of global indigenous movements, bringing a message of resilience and defiance from the front lines of climate change.

  • The Amazonian Tribespeople Who Sailed Down the Seine

    The Amazonian Tribespeople Who Sailed Down the Seine

    December 10, 2015 – The Kichwa tribe in the Sarayaku region of the Amazon in Ecuador believe in the 'living forest', where humans, animals and plants live in harmony. They are fighting oil companies who want to exploit their ancestral land. A delegation of indigenous people are at the Paris COP21 climate conference to make sure their voices are heard.

  • Sarayaku's "Canoe of Life" Has a Valiant Spirit

    Sarayaku's "Canoe of Life" Has a Valiant Spirit

    December 8, 2015 – For months Sarayaku - with our help - has been planning the canoe's journey to Paris. In the end, the canoe had its own plans. And, I'm realizing, the canoe's ultimate trajectory might well have been more wise than what we had laid out. The Canoe of Life's spirit continues to reveal itself.

  • "Kindy Challwa" Canoe of Life of the Kichwa First People of Sarayaku

    "Kindy Challwa" Canoe of Life of the Kichwa First People of Sarayaku

    December 7, 2015 – After a long adventure of over a year – after the idea was born, after selecting the tree, after building the canoe, after being transported to the city, after having to respond to the demands of the Ministry of Environment and a review by the Ecuadorian police – on the 7th of December, the Canoe of Life arrived in Paris, France.

  • “Humanity – Together – Is in Danger of Extinction. Are We Really Understanding This?”

    “Humanity – Together – Is in Danger of Extinction. Are We Really Understanding This?”

    In Pictures! Sarayaku and Amazon Watch Capture COP21 Paris

    December 3, 2015 – "Now is the time to stop these destructive ideas in our ancestral territories and around the world! We as indigenous peoples have the opportunity to bring our vision – and a clear proposal – that could call on a transformation for all of humanity."

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