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All too often, multi-national corporations operating in the Amazon basin cause significant environmental destruction – widespread deforestation and pollution in particular – while also violating the rights of the local people. Amazon Watch works to bring these corporations to account for the harms they have caused while also protecting the rights of those threatened by future projects. More

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Shipibo Leader Demands #LandRightsNow in Amazon and End To Repression of Indigenous Activists

Shipibo Leader Demands #LandRightsNow in Amazon and End To Repression of Indigenous Activists

May 9, 2017

Over the last several weeks, we were honored to support the activities of Shipibo indigenous activist Ronald Suárez at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York City and during the Peoples Climate March in Washington, DC.

Chevron's Illegal Payments To Witnesses Should Prompt Supreme Court To Reconsider Case

Chevron's Illegal Payments To Witnesses Should Prompt Supreme Court To Reconsider Case

May 6, 2017EarthRights International

For nearly three decades, Ecuadorian communities have tried to hold Texaco (now Chevron) accountable for the company's legacy of oil pollution in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The saga has stretched across the globe, across multiple court rooms and tribunals, and yet justice for the Ecuadorian victims remains elusive.

The People of the Waterfalls Threatened By Mining

The People of the Waterfalls Threatened By Mining

May 5, 2017

The Shuar are facing a great threat given the fact that the Ecuadorian government has sold concessions to part of their territory for an open-pit copper mining project run by the company Explocobres, a subsidiary of the Chinese companies CRCC and Tongling.

El Pueblo de las Cascadas Amenazado Por la Minería

El Pueblo de las Cascadas Amenazado Por la Minería

5 de mayo del 2017

Este pueblo está enfrentando una gran amenaza ya que el estado ecuatoriano ha concesionado parte de su territorio para la implementación del proyecto de extracción de cobre a cielo abierto a la empresa Explocobres, subsidiaria de la transnacional china CRCC y Tongling.

Ecuadorian Indigenous Leaders Deliver Letter Calling on China to Abandon Oil Drilling in Their Territory as Ecuador Faces U.N. Review

Ecuadorian Indigenous Leaders Deliver Letter Calling on China to Abandon Oil Drilling in Their Territory as Ecuador Faces U.N. Review

On Saturday, the leaders participated in the Peoples Climate March alongside other indigenous leaders and actor Leonardo DiCaprio

May 1, 2017

New York, NY – Indigenous leaders Manari and Gloria Ushigua from the Sápara nation of the Ecuadorian Amazon delivered a letter this morning addressed to the Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China before the United Nations in New York, in which they call on its state-run oil companies to abandon drilling plans on their rainforest territory. Their action occurs on the same day that Ecuador faces scrutiny from the U.N. Human Rights Council during the body's Universal Periodic Review of the country.

Civil Society Groups Ask U.S. Supreme Court To Reject Chevron's Attempts to Suppress Free Speech and Undermine Historic Amazon Pollution Case

Supreme Court Presented With Evidence of Chevron's Bribery, Intimidation and Retaliation Against Civil Society Groups and Indigenous Communities

May 1, 2017

Oakland, CA – Several prominent environmental and human rights groups are demanding that the U.S. Supreme Court block Chevron's ongoing attacks on their Free Speech rights and its use of false evidence in the historic Ecuador pollution case, where the oil giant faces the largest environmental judgment ever after admitting that it dumped billions of gallons of toxic waste into the rainforest.

Women for Climate Justice To Unite in Action at The People's Climate March

Women for Climate Justice will meet, as part of section two, on the steps of the Canadian Embassy building at 11:00 am

April 28, 2017

On April 29th, 2017, a diverse coalition of women's groups, climate justice organization and allies will unite to march as a Women for Climate Justice Contingent at the People's Climate March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate in Washington D.C. and in support of local marches happening across the country.

Trouble for Oil in the Peruvian Amazon?

Trouble for Oil in the Peruvian Amazon?

April 11, 2017

Reports of oil companies leaving the Peruvian Amazon made weekly headlines in March, providing encouragement to those of us who love the Amazon and know that humanity must move away from fossil fuels. In addition to the announcement by two oil companies that they will abandon drilling projects in important oil blocks, a Peruvian court annulled a controversial oil contract within indigenous territories for lack of proper consultation.

Community Consent: Business Lessons from the Amazon

Community Consent: Business Lessons from the Amazon

March 2017Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

From the snow-covered plains of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe of North Dakota to Shuar rainforest territories in the Ecuadorian Amazon, there is a resurgence of resistance to extractive industry projects around the world. These conflicts have major implications for China, Latin America's largest trading partner, whose state run companies are involved in many of the controversial projects, and whose bilateral loans and lines of credit are closely tied to extractive industries.

Indigenous Leaders Denounce Ecuadorian Government Over Mining Conflicts

Indigenous Leaders Denounce Ecuadorian Government Over Mining Conflicts

At a press conference in Quito, indigenous leaders focused on an ongoing conflict between the indigenous Shuar community and the Ecuadorian government over a Chinese-funded copper mine

March 13, 2017Mongabay

"We are being persecuted by the military and the police who are invading the territories of the Shuar communities," Elvia Dagua, a local indigenous member of CONFENIAE told the media Thursday. "They have destroyed homes. So the Shuar people, women, men, and children have had to flee."

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