Eye on the Amazon
  • COP Out? Peru Pulling the Plug on Environmental Oversight in View of COP 20

    COP Out? Peru Pulling the Plug on Environmental Oversight in View of COP 20

    March 26, 2014 – Peru was selected to host COP 20, and yet its Minister of Energy and Mines announced a new law that would potentially eliminate submission and approval of Environmental Impact Assessments for oil and gas companies.

  • Don't Buy Chevron's Big Lie!

    Don't Buy Chevron's Big Lie!

    March 25, 2014 – Ironically, the grave danger from Chevron's farcical RICO ruling is not to the Ecuadorians seeking justice. The real danger is the precedent this sets for our work to hold Chevron and other U.S. corporations accountable.

  • From Floods to Drought, Brazil's Energy Sector Faces a Catastrophic Year

    From Floods to Drought, Brazil's Energy Sector Faces a Catastrophic Year

    March 13, 2014 – Einstein once said, "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." It is evident that the Brazilian government dismisses such wisdom.

  • Profiles: Sônia Guajajara, A Powerful Voice for Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples

    Profiles: Sônia Guajajara, A Powerful Voice for Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples

    March 10, 2014 – Meet Sônia Bone Guajajara, the national coordinator of Brazil's Association of Indigenous Peoples and tireless spokeswoman for the country's indigenous movement. This week she brings this struggle to a growing European public.

  • Amazonas: Guardians of Life

    Amazonas: Guardians of Life

    March 8, 2014 – "We are struggling for Yasuni because it is our home. Correa wouldn't like it if oil companies went to his home and tore it down like they come and cut trees and build roads in our rainforest homes," said Alicia Cahuilla, a courageous Waorani warrior from the Ecuadorian Amazon.

  • In Pictures: "Klamazon" Brings Unity and Hope

    In Pictures: "Klamazon" Brings Unity and Hope

    A recent delegation led by Amazon Watch unites indigenous youth from the Klamath and Xingu rivers

    March 6, 2014 – My journey over the past four years in this fight against the Belo Monte dam has been intense, but accompanying the Klamath delegation to the Xingu brought hope not only to the local populations of the Xingu, but also to myself!

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