Eye on the Amazon
  • Petroperú Slicks Seep On in the Amazon

    Petroperú Slicks Seep On in the Amazon

    January 15, 2015 – It's been weeks since a Petroperú pipeline ruptured just upriver from San Pedro – again – one of five known breaks in the region in less than six months that spewed crude into the jungle and contaminated the river and surrounding rainforest within Kukama territory and the buffer zone of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, the largest protected area of its kind in the country.

  • Eye on Ecuador: Racking Up the China Debt and Paying It Forward with Oil

    Eye on Ecuador: Racking Up the China Debt and Paying It Forward with Oil

    January 13, 2015 – Ecuador's President Correa was well-rewarded for his trip last week to China, but this could have grave impacts for the Amazon and the people who live there.

  • CONAIE Headquarters To Be Shut Down

    CONAIE Headquarters To Be Shut Down

    Indigenous Peoples of Ecuador Request International Support

    January 7, 2015 – Yesterday, in Quito, Ecuador, hundreds of Indigenous people from around the country, including those from the Amazon, the Sierra and the Coast, gathered outside the offices of CONAIE, in the north of the city, to continue the fight against a government plan to close the organisation's headquarters.

  • People Power for Climate Justice!

    People Power for Climate Justice!

    COP20 Lima and a call to action in 2015

    December 24, 2014 – Earlier this month, the world's eyes were on Lima as 196 nations debated what to do about climate change at the UN COP20 climate summit. While world leaders debated, negotiated, signed and didn't sign agreements, Amazon Watch and our allies sounded the alarm on the critical importance of the Amazon rainforest and indigenous ancestral territories in maintaining climate stability.

  • Epic Chevron Battle Lands in Canadian Court

    Epic Chevron Battle Lands in Canadian Court

    Oil giant asks Canadian Supreme Court to rewrite laws in attempt to avoid seizure of assets by Ecuadorian rainforest communities

    December 23, 2014 – This month's hearing before Canada's Supreme Court was Chevron's last appeal to try to stop a full enforcement trial. Chevron audaciously asked the court to ignore all precedent, and to change the law just for them.

  • Indigenous Voices: A Call to Keep the Oil in the Ground

    Indigenous Voices: A Call to Keep the Oil in the Ground

    December 12, 2014 – I walk a small path, surrounded by an infinite number of trees, plants and the scent of flowers. My lungs fill with pure, fresh air when I take a deep breath. My bare feet touch the ground, damp from yesterday's rain. This is my home. This is where I grew up. This is what I want to share with my children one day.

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