ConocoPhillips and Repsol in the Amazon

Amazon Watch is monitoring concessions held by US-based oil company ConocoPhillips. The company holds two concessions in this area covering 5.5 million acres of ecologically-sensitive forestlands, some of which are home to peoples living in voluntary isolation. Spain's Repsol, jointly holds the concession for one of the blocks. Amazon Watch has called on both companies to abandon the lot based on the grave risks their operations pose to isolated peoples living there. More

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Canada’s Gran Tierra: Didn’t You Know Oil Doesn’t Mix with Water?

Canada’s Gran Tierra: Didn’t You Know Oil Doesn’t Mix with Water?

October 28, 2013

As Peru continues to expand oil activities in the Amazon, there's a new oil company with grand ambitions, Calgary-based Gran Tierra. Does Gran Tierra not understand the risks they are running? If so, they are in for a rude shock.

Consultation or Conflict? The Fight for the Future of Natural Resource Investments in Peru

Consultation or Conflict? The Fight for the Future of Natural Resource Investments in Peru

July 3, 2013

From the Amazon to the Andes, communities are protesting the devastation left by mining and oil projects. Successive governments have readily resorted to repressive measures.

We want to say thank you. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

We want to say thank you. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

November 21, 2012

It's been a huge year here at Amazon Watch. As we look towards 2013 we know that we can only do so thanks to the strong foundation you provide. Your activism, your partnership, all those petitions and all your financial support.

Under Pressure, ConocoPhillips Withdraws from Peru

Under Pressure, ConocoPhillips Withdraws from Peru

October 8, 2012

ConocoPhillips announced today that they are pulling out of Oil Bocks 123 and 129 in the Peruvian Amazon. The announcement comes just weeks after Talisman Energy announced their withdrawal from the country.

Three Years after the Tragedy of Bagua and Little Has Changed

Three Years after the Tragedy of Bagua and Little Has Changed

June 6, 2012

Three years ago yesterday, Peruvian police opened fire on a group of protesters near the town of Bagua in northern Peru. The violent clashes that ensued left 34 dead and over 200 injured in the worst violence in recent history.

In Defense of Water and Life

In Defense of Water and Life

National March of Solidarity in Iquitos

June 1, 2012Alianza Arkana Blog

Leading the pack was a small boy with a handwritten sign, "Don't you drink water from the Nanay? Join the fight." And behind him thousands of people from Iquitos and the region of Loreto, chanting and marching along the main streets of Iquitos.

Protests for Healthy Water Policy in Peru Link Highlands and Jungle

Protests for Healthy Water Policy in Peru Link Highlands and Jungle

May 31 to be Day of National Solidarity

May 21, 2012Alianza Arkana Blog

From the Andes to the Amazon, indigenous and mestizo groups across Peru plan to mobilize on May 31 to resist industrial development projects that they say would destroy vital natural water sources and threaten community survival.

Conoco Drilling Threatens Water Source for Half Million in Peru

Peruvian citizens mobilize against exploration wells in sensitive areas of the Amazon

May 9, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Grassroots opposition is mounting as ConocoPhillips' plans to drill for oil within the fresh-water source for Peru's largest rainforest city.

Investor's Eye on the Amazon - May 2011

May 2011

This is the second edition of our Investor's Eye on the Amazon quarterly email newsletter, featuring a new report entitled "An Analysis of the Operational Risks to Chevron Corporation from Aguinda v. ChevronTexaco."

ConocoPhillips Withdraws from Controversial Oil Block 39 in Peru

ConocoPhillips Withdraws from Controversial Oil Block 39 in Peru

Amazon Watch hails decision for isolated peoples' rights at Annual General Meeting

May 11, 2011

Houston, Texas – ConocoPhillips CEO James Mulva announced today that the company has withdrawn from its controversial co-venture with Repsol-YPF in Oil Block 39 of the remote northern Peruvian Amazon.

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