The Achuar of Peru

The Achuar indigenous people live in the remote headwaters of the Amazon rainforest on the Pastaza, Morona and Corrientes Rivers, on both sides of the Peru-Ecuador border. Amazon Watch works with the Achuar to defend their homeland against further destruction. More

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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, 2015International Institute on Law and Society (IIDS)

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".

Ecuadorian Indigenous Movement Unites in Defense of Territory

Ecuadorian Indigenous Movement Unites in Defense of Territory

March 13, 2015

This week hundreds of representatives from five indigenous nationalities came together in a special assembly to defend their Amazon territory from oil, mining, logging, destructive dams and the commodification of nature.

Resistance! Facing Down Goliath Oil Companies

Resistance! Facing Down Goliath Oil Companies

March 11, 2015

The Achuar and U'wa indigenous peoples have me in awe of the immense power of grassroots resistance in the face of multi-billion dollar corporations. Years after graduating from university, I find myself once again a student. Throughout my tenure at Amazon Watch, I have been honored to "informally apprentice" under our wise and humble indigenous partners.

Celebrate #InternationalWomensDay!

Celebrate #InternationalWomensDay!

March 8, 2015

Amazon Watch is proud to partner with indigenous women from across the Amazon basin to support their work to protect their ancestral territories from oil extraction and destructive mega-dam projects. These women are true leaders in the growing movement to protect the rainforest and all life.

Peruvian Indigenous Communities Pleased with Settlement of Pollution Lawsuit Against Occidental Petroleum

March 5, 2015

"The parties are pleased to confirm a mutual settlement of the claims in the litigation. Under the settlement, the terms of which are confidential, Oxy will provide assistance for community development projects for the benefit of these five Achuar communities. All parties are satisfied with the resolution of this dispute."

Indigenous Peruvians Win Amazon Pollution Payout from US Oil Giant

Indigenous Peruvians Win Amazon Pollution Payout from US Oil Giant

Out-of-court settlement ends long legal battle for compensation for deaths, birth defects and environmental damage allegedly caused by Occidental's pollution

March 5, 2015The Guardian

Members of the indigenous Achuar tribe from the Peruvian Amazon have won an undisclosed sum from Occidental Petroleum in an out-of-court settlement after a long-running legal battle in the US courts.

Stand-off in the Amazon: Tribes Shut Down Oil Company Airport

February 27, 2015Digital Journal

Members of two different Peruvian native groups have occupied the airport of Pluspetrol, an Argentine oil company that is accused of failing to compensate local communities for damage to the environment.

Indigenous Groups Fight Back Against Oil Industry after Pipeline Spills Poison the Amazon

Indigenous Groups Fight Back Against Oil Industry after Pipeline Spills Poison the Amazon

February 25, 2015Fusion

No one ever expected Cuninico, a small riverside fishing village tucked in the heart of the world’s largest rainforest, to run out of drinking water. But it happened last June. Since then this remote Amazon hamlet has relied on state-run oil company PetroPeru to deliver shipments of bottled water from the nearest city, nine hours down river.

Peru's Indigenous Communities Are Fighting Back Against Environmental Contamination by Seizing Oil Wells

February 3, 2015VICE

A conflict is raging in Peru's Amazon forests between indigenous groups and an Argentinian oil company. The Amazon dwellers have halted drilling and blockaded a jungle road for two weeks in protest of what they claim is a decades-long environmental catastrophe.

Peru's Indigenous People Protest Against Relicensing of Oil Concession

Peru's Indigenous People Protest Against Relicensing of Oil Concession

Kichwa communities bar River Tigre, an Amazon tributary, with cables to stop oil company boats from passing and accuse government of turning a blind eye to contamination from oil operations in the forest

February 2, 2015The Guardian

Hundreds of indigenous people deep in the Peruvian Amazon are blocking a major Amazon tributary following what they say is the government's failure to address a social and environmental crisis stemming from oil operations.

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