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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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Deforestation May Soar Now That Colombian Civil War Is Over

August 2, 2017New Scientist

The end of war doesn't necessarily bring peace to the environment. An increase in illegal logging could be one of the unexpected consequences of peace in Colombia.

Deforestation Soars in Colombia After Farc Rebels' Demobilization

Area of deforestation climbed 44% in 2016 compared with year before, as criminal groups have swooped in promote illegal logging and mining

July 11, 2017The Guardian

"The Farc would limit logging to two hectares a year in the municipality," said Jaime Pacheco, mayor of the town of Uribe, in eastern Meta province. "In one week [last year], 100 hectares were cleared and there is little we can do about it."

New Highway Brings Deforestation Near Two Colombian National Parks

New Highway Brings Deforestation Near Two Colombian National Parks

Critics say a proposed internationally-financed road to connect Venezuela and Ecuador through Colombia could bring deforestation and industrial development to regions important for indigenous cultural heritage, ecology, and biodiversity

June 21, 2017Mongabay

In the depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon, on its border with Peru, indigenous communities have been denouncing what they say is an uncontrolled onslaught of illegal logging and hunting.

Berito's Vision

Berito's Vision

How the Goldman Prize Bolstered the U'wa Struggle for Territorial Rights

February 17, 2017

If UNESCO designated people as World Heritage sites, Berito Kuwaru'wa would be a leading candidate. On one hand, he personifies the beautiful and poetic U'wa view of the world, deeply connected to the original laws of nature. On the other, he is a unique and visionary human being, with an innate charisma through which he has bridged cultures and inspired global support for the U'wa struggle.

Colombia's U'wa Still Teaching Us How To Resist

Colombia's U'wa Still Teaching Us How To Resist

January 30, 2017

The U'wa consider themselves the guardians of their sacred ancestral homeland. In accordance with their natural laws, for centuries they have successfully defended their territory high in the Andean cloud forests.

Reflecting and Recommitting to Defending Our Rights and Mother Earth

Reflecting and Recommitting to Defending Our Rights and Mother Earth

December 29, 2016

While the political climate has dramatically changed in 2016, we remain ever-committed to advancing our work in defense of the Amazon, in support of indigenous peoples rights and territories, and in growing the global movement to keep fossil fuels in the ground and build a just transition to renewables.

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”

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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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