Eye on the Amazon
  • World Leaders Urge You to Take Action for the Amazon!

    World Leaders Urge You to Take Action for the Amazon!

    An Earth Day message from Atossa Soltani

    April 22, 2011 – In honor of Earth Day, please watch this short video and take action to defend the Xingu River basin. The Brazilian government is pushing for Belo Monte Dam construction to begin.

  • Gulf Spill, One Year Later

    Gulf Spill, One Year Later

    A War Against Forgetting

    April 20, 2011 – The relentless pursuit of oil has reached the remote Peruvian Amazon. On "No Drill Day", stand with the Achuar to defend their way of life under threat by yet another oil company, Canada's Talisman Energy.

  • From Amazon to Zealand

    From Amazon to Zealand

    Brazilian oil interests go global, stirring conflicts with Maori indigenous communities.

    April 15, 2011 – Last June, New Zealand‘s government announced a contract with Petrobras for a huge off-shore gas exploration concession. This was a shocker for coastal Maori communities, who were hearing about the deal for the first time.

  • Dark Clouds Over the Xingu River

    Dark Clouds Over the Xingu River

    April 13, 2011 – As mitigation projects intended to stave off the worst of the dam's impacts languish, even supporters have begun to question whether its planners have any intention to soften the coming socio-environmental disaster that is Belo Monte.

  • Peru's Upcoming Election and Implications for Amazonian Indigenous Populations

    April 8, 2011 – The stage is set for a very close election, especially given that in the past over a quarter of the population has changed its preference right before the final vote. What's at stake for the Amazon region and its indigenous inhabitants?

  • The Freest People

    The Freest People

    Protecting the Last Indigenous Groups in Voluntary Isolation

    April 6, 2011 – "Hidden tribes of the Amazon", "free peoples", "uncontacted tribes", "indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation." While society is quick to cast labels, in most cases their true name is known only amongst members of their group.

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