Eye on the Amazon
  • Federation of the Achuar Nationality of Peru Presents Historic Legal Claim Against the Peruvian Government

    Federation of the Achuar Nationality of Peru Presents Historic Legal Claim Against the Peruvian Government

    April 9, 2015 – For the first time in Peru, an indigenous people demands the recognition of their legal personhood as a first nation or people and not simply as a "community".

  • Notes from the Frontlines: A Journey with the Munduruku into the Tapajós

    Notes from the Frontlines: A Journey with the Munduruku into the Tapajós

    April 10, 2015 – Amazon Watch joined a powerful assembly in the Munduruku community of Waroapompu in the Tapajós region of Brazil to discuss how the Munduruku will strengthen themselves in resistance to dams planned within their territory.

  • The Chevron Tapes

    The Chevron Tapes

    Secret videos reveal company hid pollution in Ecuador

    April 8, 2015 – In 2011, a mysterious package arrived at our D.C. office. Beat up, rumpled and with no return address, a staffer avoided opening it fearing it may have been a bomb. We could never have guessed that the contents would instead turn out to be a smoking gun in one of the largest and longest-running environmental cases in the world.

  • SF Commonwealth Club and Chevron CEO Shamed into Silence

    SF Commonwealth Club and Chevron CEO Shamed into Silence

    April 3, 2015 – 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.

  • Rising for the Amazon: A Message from Leila Salazar-López, Executive Director

    Rising for the Amazon: A Message from Leila Salazar-López, Executive Director

    April 2, 2015 – Twenty years ago I traveled to the Ecuadorian Amazon and my life was forever changed. As a volunteer at the Jatún Sacha Biological Station, I learned the basics of tropical ecology and became quickly fascinated by the interconnectedness of all life. I also witnessed the devastation caused by oil spills, firing me up to take action and to design a campaign at Amazon Watch seeking to pressure Chevron to clean up its toxic legacy in the rainforest.

  • Brazil: Mired in Scandal, Refusing to Progress

    Brazil: Mired in Scandal, Refusing to Progress

    March 31, 2015 – With Belo Monte's criminal irregularities in the spotlight, one would think the Brazilian government would lay low – perhaps even learn from the current crisis! Unfortunately we I was seeing the opposite here on the jungle jet and throughout the nation.

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