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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 »

Indigenous Amazonía

Indigenous Amazonía

On the front lines in the race to avoid ecosystem collapse

December 30, 2013 | Blog Post

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.More »

Indigenous Leaders Say: Consultation Is Not

Indigenous Leaders Say: Consultation Is Not "Nonsense"

November 7, 2013 | Blog Post

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.More »

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 | Blog Post

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.More »

Amazon in Focus 2013

Amazon in Focus 2013

Plus Our Annual Financial Report for 2012

Fall 2013 | Report

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. More »

Another State of Environmental Emergency in the Peruvian Amazon?

Another State of Environmental Emergency in the Peruvian Amazon?

August 20, 2013 | Alianza Arkana Blog | Blog Post

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."More »

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 | Blog Post

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.More »

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, 2013 | The 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."More »

From Bagua to Belo Monte: Preventing "Massacres Foretold"

From Bagua to Belo Monte: Preventing "Massacres Foretold"

June 5, 2013 | Blog Post

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.More »

Letters from the (Amazon Watch) Campaign Trail, Part II

Letters from the (Amazon Watch) Campaign Trail, Part II

May 15, 2013 | Blog Post

Dearest Daughter, from Dad in the Amazon – Yesterday I left the Amazon jungle after an amazing week there. Prior to leaving however, I shared with my Achuar indigenous friends a dream I had about you.More »

Letters from the (Amazon Watch) Campaign Trail

Letters from the (Amazon Watch) Campaign Trail

May 13, 2013 | Blog Post

Dearest Daughter, from Dad in the Amazon – This is my first international trip away from you since your birth eight months ago, and I already miss you tremendously. I want to explain to you the importance of this trip.More »

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