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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Why We Do What We Do

Why We Do What We Do

This excellent short film about the Achuar of Peru makes it clear

August 27, 2015

Amazon Watch works hard to ensure that indigenous spokespeople are featured in media coverage related to their lands and rights, but rarely do we see a film 100% in their voice. That's why we're so eager for you to watch and share the film.

This Peruvian Tribe's Approach To Fighting Big Oil Just Makes So Much Sense

This Peruvian Tribe's Approach To Fighting Big Oil Just Makes So Much Sense

August 26, 2015Fusion

According to Andrew E. Miller, with Amazon Watch, community-based documentation of the ongoing pollution in the region led to four rivers being declared "environmental emergency zones" by Peru's Environment Minister, though he told Fusion that "few actions were taken to actually address the crisis."

These Nine Indigenous Voices Are Inspiring Us Right Now

These Nine Indigenous Voices Are Inspiring Us Right Now

August 9, 2015

We are deeply appreciative for the honor of collaborating with indigenous peoples, organizations, and activists, from around the Amazon rainforest and elsewhere. It is extraordinary to find common cause in high-stakes human dramas that, we believe, will help shape the future of the entire planet.

"We Are Here So History Does Not Repeat Itself"

"We Are Here So History Does Not Repeat Itself"

The Peruvian State does not respond properly to the communities and indigenous federations suspend the dialogue until July 23rd

July 18, 2015PUINAMUDT

Puinamudt, Peru – Lack of a clear and precise response from the State regarding the demands of the communities from the Pastaza and Corrientes river basins (represented by the FEDIQUEP and FECONACO indigenous federations, respectively) has generated conflict during the most recent phase of dialogue related to the Block 192 consultations.

Indigenous Communities Reject "Consultation" in Blocks 74 & 75

Indigenous Communities Reject "Consultation" in Blocks 74 & 75

June 10, 2015

Last month in direct violation of its own laws on "free, prior, and informed consultation" Ecuadorian government officials and oil company technicians entered oil blocks 74 and 75 in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon, without informing many of the communities whose ancestral territory the blocks overlap, in what appears to be part of a plan to pull apart the Kichwa territory in the Bobonazo river basin.

Working Together to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground!

Working Together to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground!

April 24, 2015

This week Amazon Watch was proud to host a pioneering Climate Equity Strategy Session in partnership with the Sierra Club and the Hillary Institute, where representatives from indigenous and frontline communities, international NGOs, and climate and energy experts discussed the challenges and opportunities of keeping fossil fuels in the ground in the Americas.

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.

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