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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

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My First Decade at Amazon Watch

My First Decade at Amazon Watch

October 19, 2017

Over ten years, I have been privileged to play a role in most of the organization's major campaign initiatives. While the moments of exhilaration, frustration, learning, anger, and beauty could fill a book, I want to share ten snapshots of key experiences that represent what serving with Amazon Watch has meant to me.

Study Says Amazonian Locals Are Key to Saving the "Lungs of the Planet"

September 12, 2017Reuters

"Our analysis shows that local stewardship of the forest can be very effective in curtailing forest degradation in the Peruvian Amazon," said the study's lead author, Judith Schleicher.

Six Farmers Shot Dead over Land Rights Battle in Peru

Six Farmers Shot Dead over Land Rights Battle in Peru

The victims were targeted by a criminal gang who wanted to use their lands to grow lucrative palm oil, according to local indigenous leaders

September 6, 2017The Guardian

Six farmers have been shot dead by a criminal gang who wanted to seize their farms to muscle in on the lucrative palm oil trade, according to indigenous Amazon leaders in Peru.

Peru Tribal Leaders Vow To Halt Oil Output Unless Indigenous Rights Respected

Peru Tribal Leaders Vow To Halt Oil Output Unless Indigenous Rights Respected

Amazon leaders accuse government of blocking consultation on 30-year contract with Canadian oil firm and have given ministers twenty days to apply law

August 25, 2017The Guardian

Indigenous leaders from the area around Peru's largest oil field have threatened to block the government from accessing their territories and halt oil production unless an indigenous rights law is applied within twenty days.

It Could Cost $1 Billion To Clean Up the Oil in Peru’s Northern Amazon

It Could Cost $1 Billion To Clean Up the Oil in Peru’s Northern Amazon

Over four decades of exploration and extraction have caused an environmental and health crisis in indigenous communities

August 3, 2017The Guardian

Who is going to clean up Peru's northern Amazon after decades of companies spilling oil and dumping billions of barrels of toxic production waters? Certainly not US company Occidental which ran the biggest concession, Lot 1-AB, until 2000, nor, it would seem, Petroperu, which ran the other major concession, Lot 8, until 1996 and operates the rusty, leaking North Peruvian Pipeline to this day.

The Controversy That Could Swing Ecuador's Election

Outgoing President Rafael Correa's mining deals have alienated groups that once supported him. That could cost his heir apparent on Sunday.

March 29, 2017Americas Quarterly

Indigenous people make up as much as 30 percent of Ecuador's 16.5 million citizens, and their swing to Lasso could be the deciding factor in the run-off elections.

Visiting Indigenous Communities in the Amazon Rainforest with Nahko of Medicine for the People

Visiting Indigenous Communities in the Amazon Rainforest with Nahko of Medicine for the People

March 24, 2017

Nahko has long been connecting his own indigenous roots – he is of Apache descent, as well Puerto Rican, and Filipino and Guam heritage – with indigenous peoples and social movements across North America and beyond wherever the band tours, linking struggles to defend the sacred, protect water, and life.

Musician and Activist Nahko Travels To the Amazon To Build Bridges of Indigenous Solidarity

Musician and Activist Nahko Travels To the Amazon To Build Bridges of Indigenous Solidarity

Nahko visits Ecuador's remote Amazon rainforest to use music and cultural exchange to connect indigenous resistance movements from Mount Shasta to Standing Rock to the Amazon

March 23, 2017

Nahko, the musician and frontman of Medicine for the People, and his bandmate Patricio Zuñiga Labarca have just returned to the U.S. after a week in Ecuador, where they visited the pristine rainforests of the Ecuadorian Amazon and met with indigenous leaders and communities to hear first hand about local efforts to protect their rights, forests, and cultures, and shared stories and empowerment through music.

Community Consent: Business Lessons from the Amazon

Community Consent: Business Lessons from the Amazon

March 2017Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

From the snow-covered plains of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe of North Dakota to Shuar rainforest territories in the Ecuadorian Amazon, there is a resurgence of resistance to extractive industry projects around the world. These conflicts have major implications for China, Latin America's largest trading partner, whose state run companies are involved in many of the controversial projects, and whose bilateral loans and lines of credit are closely tied to extractive industries.

Saramurillo: Justice This Time for the Indigenous Peoples of the Peruvian Amazon?

Saramurillo: Justice This Time for the Indigenous Peoples of the Peruvian Amazon?

February 21, 2017Chaikuni Institute

In the face of too many previous agreements left unfulfilled, more unity is the best strategy forward, affirm the indigenous federations united in Saramurillo.

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