Colombia

Colombia's indigenous peoples continue to face grave threats in the era of the country's new President Juan Manual Santos. The struggle to control Colombia's lucrative natural resources has helped spur the country's decades-long civil war and is a central consideration of U.S. foreign policy for the region. More

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Beautiful Solidarity: Our Historic Visit to U'wa Sacred Territory

Beautiful Solidarity: Our Historic Visit to U'wa Sacred Territory

December 1, 2016

At Amazon Watch we are extremely proud of the relationship of solidarity we have built with the U’wa, who continue to amaze and inspire us.

Will Colombia's Peace Process Have an Environmental Dark Side?

Will Colombia's Peace Process Have an Environmental Dark Side?

November 16, 2016

For the majority of Colombians, and for those who have worked on human rights in Colombia, the conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions can't end soon enough.

No Matter the Outcome of the Election, We'll Continue To Fight For the Amazon

No Matter the Outcome of the Election, We'll Continue To Fight For the Amazon

November 7, 2016

Tomorrow marks the end of a wrenching election season here in the U.S., one with barely a mention of the environment or climate change, and certainly no proposals for major policies to protect our environment and address climate change.

Amazon Land Rights Face Greatest Threat

Amazon Land Rights Face Greatest Threat

Failure to protect indigenous land rights in the Amazon region is undermining the safeguarding of forests and the reduction of emissions

October 19, 2016Climate News Network

“Not only is securing land tenure the right thing to do, it’s one of the world’s most cost-effective climate mitigation strategies”

Amazon Watch 20th Anniversary Gala

Amazon Watch 20th Anniversary Gala

October 7, 2016

Thank you to all our friends and supporters who joined us at our 20th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday in San Francisco, where we shared food, music, dancing, and inspiring words about our last 20 years and our vision for the years to come supporting indigenous peoples and protecting the Amazon.

Amazon in Focus 2016

Amazon in Focus 2016

Fall 2016

We recently completed a 4-year strategic plan that builds on our work over the last 20 years to strategically tackle the Amazon's gravest threats. Considering that indigenous lands hold 80% of global biodiversity, it is no surprise that extractive industries want their resources. If left to them, the Amazon's Sacred Headwaters would become one big oil field, and the watersheds of the Brazilian Amazon would be destroyed by agribusiness and mega-dams. There is another way!

Portraits of Resistance: Inside the Peaceful U'wa Uprising

Portraits of Resistance: Inside the Peaceful U'wa Uprising

September 26, 2016

Peace is more than the silencing of guns, and that the peace accord will not address all sources of violence in the conflict. To that end, we share with you this guest blog from Bogota-based activists working with our partners of the U'wa Nation in Colombia, recounting the U'wa's recent struggle to recover their ancestral territory from oil drilling.

Global Solidarity from the Amazon to Standing Rock

Global Solidarity from the Amazon to Standing Rock

September 22, 2016

The Sioux fight is representative of other fights around the globe. If Standing Rock wins this, we will win other fights for social and environmental justice. We all need to work together to build this global justice movement around the globe.

Defend the Sacred: Making Indigenous Sacred Sites "No Go" Zones for Extractive Industries

Defend the Sacred: Making Indigenous Sacred Sites "No Go" Zones for Extractive Industries

September 8, 2016

"Whatever fine print comes out of the World Conservation Congress, Amazonian indigenous women will continue to protect our Living Forest." Paty Gualinga, the powerful spokeswoman from Ecuador's Kichwa indigenous community of Sarayaku, inspired the attendees at one of the world's largest gatherings of environmental organizations and governments.

Conservation Efforts Are Still Violating Indigenous Rights

Conservation Efforts Are Still Violating Indigenous Rights

August 30, 2016

With the recent centennial of the National Park Service, we've seen much publicity in favor of national parks within the United States. The idea of natural protected areas is viewed as a general good among popular opinion. Who could be opposed to the conservation of nature?

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