Eye on the Amazon
  • No Matter the Outcome of the Election, We'll Continue To Fight For the Amazon

    No Matter the Outcome of the Election, We'll Continue To Fight For the Amazon

    November 7, 2016 – Tomorrow marks the end of a wrenching election season here in the U.S., one with barely a mention of the environment or climate change, and certainly no proposals for major policies to protect our environment and address climate change.

  • Ecuador's Indigenous Peoples Strengthen Resolve To Protect Rights and Resources

    Ecuador's Indigenous Peoples Strengthen Resolve To Protect Rights and Resources

    November 4, 2016 – In the face of direct attempts by the government to subvert its leadership and the continued encroachment of oil and mineral exploitation further into the Amazon, an organized, strengthened CONFENIAE is critical to the defense of Amazonian peoples and lands, and needs our support.

  • Peru: New President, Old Tensions

    Peru: New President, Old Tensions

    November 2, 2016 – After five lackluster years under President Ollanta Humala, Peru is facing a new political scenario with the ascension of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to the presidency. Here are some of the flashpoints Amazon Watch will be monitoring in the coming months and years.

  • Solidarity for Water Protectors from North Dakota to the Amazon

    Solidarity for Water Protectors from North Dakota to the Amazon

    October 26, 2016 – Why are so many indigenous peoples protesting oil pipelines? One big reason: to prevent the spills that invariably occur with pipelines and end up contaminating water sources and their territories.

  • Belo Monte: After the Flood

    Belo Monte: After the Flood

    October 25, 2016 – Belo Monte: After the Flood is a documentary exploring the effects of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam on the environment and peoples of the Brazilian city of Altamira and the Xingu River basin, a tributary to the Amazon River.

  • Reimagining Progress: Voices from the Ecuadorian Amazon

    Reimagining Progress: Voices from the Ecuadorian Amazon

    October 24, 2016 – Developed jointly by the pair after experiencing first-hand the pressures faced by indigenous people in the Ecuadorian Amazon during 2015, the project was launched with the primary aim of raising international awareness of some of the key threats currently faced by the Sápara and Kichwa communities of Ecuador, specifically their long-running struggle to resist the imminent entry of oil companies onto their territory and efforts to preserve their culture in the face of globalization.

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