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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Expelled from Ecuador: One Solar Visionary's Story

Expelled from Ecuador: One Solar Visionary's Story

July 29, 2014

On July 17, Oliver Utne, a U.S. citizen residing in Ecuador with a valid visa, was abruptly questioned, detained, and forced to leave the country after being targeted by Ecuadorian immigration officials. Utne had been living in the country for several years and coordinating an innovative solar canoe project with the Achuar indigenous people.

Indigenous Amazonian People Threatened by Oil Drilling

Indigenous Amazonian People Threatened by Oil Drilling

May 1, 2014The Planet / Sierra Club

Achuar resistance to oil exploration has achieved some success. Now the Ecuadorian government is attempting to take down indigenous leaders for defending their territory from 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.

Indigenous Leaders Say: Consultation Is Not "Nonsense"

Indigenous Leaders Say: Consultation Is Not "Nonsense"

November 7, 2013

Last week a delegation of indigenous leaders traveled from the Ecuadorian Amazon to the IACHR in Washington, DC to help advise the Ecuadorian government on consultation with indigenous peoples.

Canada’s Gran Tierra: Didn’t You Know Oil Doesn’t Mix with Water?

Canada’s Gran Tierra: Didn’t You Know Oil Doesn’t Mix with Water?

October 28, 2013

As Peru continues to expand oil activities in the Amazon, there's a new oil company with grand ambitions, Calgary-based Gran Tierra. Does Gran Tierra not understand the risks they are running? If so, they are in for a rude shock.

Amazon in Focus 2013

Amazon in Focus 2013

Plus Our Annual Financial Report for 2012

Fall 2013

2013 follows a remarkable year for Amazon Watch and our partners in 2012: Talisman Energy and Conoco Phillips announced they would cease oil operations and leave the Peruvian Amazon; Belo Monte dam construction was significantly delayed in Brazil; and we celebrated the landmark decision of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) in favor of the Sarayaku community in Ecuador.

Another State of Environmental Emergency in the Peruvian Amazon?

Another State of Environmental Emergency in the Peruvian Amazon?

August 20, 2013Alianza Arkana Blog

The situation in the Corrientes is not new, and well-documented, as FECONACO noted: "since the 80s, studies in the region have shown the effects of contamination in fish, waters, and even the public health in communities."

Consultation or Conflict? The Fight for the Future of Natural Resource Investments in Peru

Consultation or Conflict? The Fight for the Future of Natural Resource Investments in Peru

July 3, 2013

From the Amazon to the Andes, communities are protesting the devastation left by mining and oil projects. Successive governments have readily resorted to repressive measures.

Indigenous Peruvians Protest State Oil Company Taking Over Their Land

Indigenous Peruvians Protest State Oil Company Taking Over Their Land

Members of the Achuar people say they won't allow Petroperu to enter their territory, but the company has other ideas

June 7, 2013The Guardian

"Our protest has many meanings," says FENAP's president, Peas Peas Ayui, speaking from San Lorenzo in the Amazon where FENAP has an office. "We're not going to let any company enter. We are the owners. We are the original inhabitants. We want to live in peace. We have the right to stand up for ourselves and if Petroperu tries to enter we will fight very hard against it."

From Bagua to Belo Monte: Preventing "Massacres Foretold"

From Bagua to Belo Monte: Preventing "Massacres Foretold"

June 5, 2013

Today – June 5th – is the fourth anniversary of one such "massacre foretold" in Peru. This past week, we worried about a similar scenario at the site of the controversial Belo Monte dam in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon.

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