Eye on the Amazon
  • Ecuador Cracks Down on Indigenous Leaders Opposed to Oil

    Ecuador Cracks Down on Indigenous Leaders Opposed to Oil

    January 10, 2014 – After attacking some of their closest allies, the Ecuadorian government is now attempting to take down Ecuador's indigenous leaders who are committed to defending their territory from any oil development plans.

  • Indigenous Amazonía

    Indigenous Amazonía

    On the front lines in the race to avoid ecosystem collapse

    December 30, 2013 – We know indigenous peoples are important stewards of the environment. But specifically how do they protect their territory? Watch a presentation by Amazon Watch's Andrew Miller on specific struggles in Peru, Brazil, and Ecuador.

  • Voices of Xingu: Xikrin Kayapó Courage

    Voices of Xingu: Xikrin Kayapó Courage

    December 24, 2013 – "Last year, because of construction, we noticed mud in the water, and the fish started dying. We asked if anyone from the company could explain these effects but no one ever came to explain anything or to talk about compensation."

  • Could Hell Be Starting to Freeze Over in Canada?

    December 17, 2013 – "This order will allow us the opportunity to hold Chevron accountable for fleeing the scene of its environmental crimes in Ecuador after a valid judgment was entered against it," said Fajardo, lead lawyer for the communities.

  • "Don't Worry, Mom – Go Fight for Us"

    "Don't Worry, Mom – Go Fight for Us"

    December 11, 2013 – Fearless, strong, and a mother of two, Mayalu's motivation springs from her ancestral roots and the dream that her children and grandchildren will inhabit a healthy Amazon, with its rivers and forests preserved and thriving.

  • Indigenous Protestors Return to the Streets of Brasilia

    Indigenous Protestors Return to the Streets of Brasilia

    December 6, 2013 – This week members of Brazil's indigenous peoples renewed their unwavering objection to a series of proposed laws and constitutional amendments that aim to erode their land rights.

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