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Climate and the Amazon

A healthy Amazon rainforest is one of the Earth's best defenses against climate change. The world's tropical forests, of which the Amazon is the largest, currently absorb some 20 percent of the carbon dioxide produced from burning fossil fuels. Protecting the Amazon rainforest – which when cut or burned actually contributes to climate change – must be a centerpiece of the global efforts to stop climate change, along with transitioning to clean energy. More

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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.

Victory for Indigenous Rights as Brazil's Supreme Court Rejects Government Proposal To Limit Land Rights

Proposal would have set indigenous land titling policies back decades

August 17, 2017

In unanimous rulings on two disputed indigenous land-titling cases, the Court dismissed a legal opinion issued by the Attorney General and endorsed by President Michel Temer, which argued for the rejection of land claims by indigenous peoples unless they inhabited their traditional territories at the time Brazil's 1988 Constitution was ratified.

Oil Exploration Is No Way To Protect Indigenous Culture and Territories

Oil Exploration Is No Way To Protect Indigenous Culture and Territories

The Sápara culture was declared a Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO in 2001. In 2017, it is still in grave danger of being destroyed by fossil fuel exploration.

July 31, 2017

Even being recognized by the UN as a Patrimony of Humanity has not been sufficient to protect the culture and territory of the Sápara people, who face continued threats from oil drilling in their rainforest homes in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

We Are Made of the Sacred!

We Are Made of the Sacred!

Munduruku people confirm they will return to occupy dam construction sites in the Amazon if indigenous rights continue to be violated

July 26, 2017Medium

A mobilization of the Munduruku people, which began two months ago by women concerned with defending sacred places and indigenous rights and led to an occupation of the construction site of the São Manoel hydroelectric dam project, ended on Friday. The Munduruku, however, have made it clear that their struggle continues.

Desperate to Save His Job, Brazil's President Temer Escalates Assault on Indigenous Peoples and Amazonian Forests

Desperate to Save His Job, Brazil's President Temer Escalates Assault on Indigenous Peoples and Amazonian Forests

July 21, 2017

President Temer is personally driving an unprecedented series of assaults on human rights and environmental protection in Brazil. His actions must be categorically denounced as they portend disaster for native peoples, endangered biomes such as the Amazon, and humanity as a whole.

China's Other Big Export: Pollution

China's Other Big Export: Pollution

July 21, 2017The New York Times

A true climate leader would invest in the preservation of areas of global ecological importance rather than destroy them.

How We Win: Speak Truth to Power and Build Solidarity

How We Win: Speak Truth to Power and Build Solidarity

July 19, 2017

"Andes Petroleum will have the blood of my people on their hands if it doesn't stay out of our sacred rainforest.,"

Brazilian Indigenous Group Occupies Amazon Dam, Halts Construction To Demand Rights

July 18, 2017

At dawn on Sunday, July 16th, 200 representatives of the indigenous Munduruku nation occupied the main work camp of the São Manoel hydroelectric dam on the Teles Pires River in the Brazilian Amazon, paralyzing the project.

Brazil's Indigenous People Outraged as Agency Targeted in Conservative-led Cuts

Amid budget cuts and threats from conservative lawmakers, the National Indian Foundation, or Funai, is barely able to protect indigenous people and their land

July 10, 2017The Guardian

The Brazilian agency charged with protecting nearly a million indigenous people and their extensive reserves is barely functioning after a debilitating assault from a powerful group of conservative politicians and a cost-cutting government.

Brazil's Rollbacks Jeopardize the Amazon's Future

Brazil's Rollbacks Jeopardize the Amazon's Future

Deforestation in Brazil is at a nine-year high. President Michel Temer's political horse trading could make it worse.

July 3, 2017Americas Quarterly

As steward of globally critical ecosystems like the Amazon rainforest, Brazil should immediately cease its attacks on environmental and indigenous rights protections.

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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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