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Brazil's remote Amazon heartlands are currently threatened by intensive industrial development plans that include the creation of massive hydroelectric dams, natural gas and petroleum extraction projects, and industrial waterways to transport natural resources. More

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Reports of Massacre in Brazilian Amazon Highlight Danger of Government Animosity Toward Indigenous Peoples

September 12, 2017

"This latest report of a massacre in Javari Valley is yet another tragic sign of the deadly effects of the regressive policies promoted by President Michel Temer."

"Uncontacted" Amazon Tribe Members Are Reported Killed in Brazil

September 10, 2017New York Times

"If the investigation confirms the reports, it will be yet another genocidal massacre resulting directly from the Brazilian government's failure to protect isolated tribes – something that is guaranteed in the Constitution."

Zero Tolerance of Deforestation Likely Only Way to Save Amazon Gateway

Zero Tolerance of Deforestation Likely Only Way to Save Amazon Gateway

September 7, 2017Mongabay

Despite its biological and economic importance, illegal logging in the Gurupi Biological Reserve and in the Awá, Caru, Alto Turiaçu and Araribóia indigenous territories is common, and indigenous groups say that government enforcement is dangerously lax.

After Deafening Global Outcry, the Brazilian Government Retreats on Plan to Permit Mining in Massive Amazonian Reserve

After Deafening Global Outcry, the Brazilian Government Retreats on Plan to Permit Mining in Massive Amazonian Reserve

September 1, 2017

A tremendous national and international public outcry from all walks of society forced Temer to roll back his original decree to allow mining in a large, pristine area of the Amazon rainforest.

Brazilian Judge Stymies Plan to Allow Mining in Amazon Region

Brazilian Judge Stymies Plan to Allow Mining in Amazon Region

August 30, 2017The New York Times

"The suspension of President Temer's unilateral decree with its severe threats to vast Amazonian forest offers a welcome and temporary reprieve," said Christian Poirier, the program director for Amazon Watch.

Brazilian Judge Stymies Plan to Allow Mining in Amazon Region

Judge says president Michel Temer went beyond his authority in issuing decree to dissolve Renca, after fury from activists

August 30, 2017The Guardian

A Brazilian court has blocked an attempt by the president, Michel Temer, to open up swaths of the Amazon forest to mining companies after an outcry by environmental campaigners and climate activists.

Equator Banks Called upon to Act on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples' Rights

Global coalition of NGOs and Indigenous organisations seek full revision of outdated Equator Principles

August 29, 2017

65 environmental, human rights and Indigenous Peoples' organisations today sent an open letter to the Steering Committee of the Equator Principles Association, calling for new and much stronger commitments to be made by its 91 member banks on combating climate change and respecting Indigenous Peoples' rights and territories.

The World Protests as Amazon Forests Are Opened to Mining

The World Protests as Amazon Forests Are Opened to Mining

August 28, 2017The Conversation

The degradation of the Amazon will affect the entire world. The clearing of the Amazon for mining will lead to the emissions of thousands of tons of greenhouse gases, furthering global warming and causing the irreversible loss of biodiversity, and water resources, as well as damage to local and indigenous communities.

Brazil Abolishes Huge Amazon Reserve in "Biggest Attack" in 50 Years

Brazil Abolishes Huge Amazon Reserve in "Biggest Attack" in 50 Years

Brazilian president has dissolved Renca to attract investment in region thought to contain gold, with critics warning of irreversible damage

August 24, 2017The Guardian

"The abolition of Renca will wreak havoc on the forest and indigenous communities in the interests of the small group of economically powerful groups who are keeping Temer in power," said Christian Poirier of Amazon Watch.

Victory for Indigenous Peoples as Brazil's Supreme Court Rejects Attempts To Limit Indigenous Land Rights

Victory for Indigenous Peoples as Brazil's Supreme Court Rejects Attempts To Limit Indigenous Land Rights

August 19, 2017

In a major victory for indigenous peoples, Brazil's Supreme Court ruled unanimously this week in favor of indigenous land rights in two separate lawsuits, setting an important legal precedent.

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Amplify! A Celebration of Voices from the Amazon

On September 27th, 2017 Amazon Watch will hold its annual gala in San Francisco at the Bently Reserve.

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