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Ecuador's Amazon rainforest contains some of the planet's most bio-diverse ecosystems and are home to thousands of indigenous peoples who have lived there for millennia. Below the surface of this fragile jungle also lay reserves of crude oil and natural gas, the ever-growing demand for which threatens the environment and the indigenous communities that inhabit it. More

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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.,"

Ecuadorian Government Refuses To Appear at Hearing on Threat of Extractive Industry to Indigenous Peoples

Ecuadorian Government Refuses To Appear at Hearing on Threat of Extractive Industry to Indigenous Peoples

July 14, 2017

The absence of government representatives at the hearing doesn’t bode well for such a visit, nor for an improvement in respect for human rights in the country. Hopefully, the new government will soon remember that, as a member of the Organization of American States, it’s not an option but an obligation to participate in the IACHR.

Violence Against Indigenous Peoples Destroys Our Common Home

Violence Against Indigenous Peoples Destroys Our Common Home

July 7, 2017Greenpeace

Over 60 uncontacted tribal peoples remain in the Brazilian Amazon. Protecting their independence would also preserve millions of hectares of tropical rainforest.

Keep It in the Ground: From Ecuador to California

Keep It in the Ground: From Ecuador to California

June 26, 2017

Last year, about 10% of the oil processed by California refineries came from the Amazon basin. This represents about half of the oil exported from the region. In other words, California refineries are collectively the largest consumers of Amazon oil in the world.

Illegal Logging and Hunting Threaten Yasuní Isolated Indigenous Groups

Illegal Logging and Hunting Threaten Yasuní Isolated Indigenous Groups

A preliminary copy of a report prepared by three environmental institutions and indigenous groups finds Yasuní National Park and the Tagaeri-Taromenane Intangible Zone (ZITT), home to isolated indigenous groups, have become hotspots of illegal logging and hunting.

June 22, 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.

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Review Evidence that Chevron Committed Fraud and Bribed a Witness in Ecuador Pollution Case

June 19, 2017

SCOTUS' failure to review the case in the face of this new evidence is a grave miscarriage of justice, and has chilling ramifications for similar environmental justice and human rights cases. Among those is the likelihood that corporations will be inspired to pursue many more retaliatory suits against human rights and environmental groups for speaking out against abuses.

Stop Fueling Amazon Destruction

Stop Fueling Amazon Destruction

How Corporate Leaders Can Eliminate Their Use of Amazon Crude

June 2017

Extracting crude oil from the western Amazon Basin threatens ecologically- and culturally-sensitive ecosystems critical to global climate stability. California is the largest single importer and processor of this fuel. Therefore, brand-name retailers with significant operations in California have a critical role to play in reducing U.S. demand for Amazon crude.

Oakland Moves To Divest from Banks Violating Indigenous Sovereignty

Oakland Moves To Divest from Banks Violating Indigenous Sovereignty

June 14, 2017

While President Trump continues to impede progress towards battling climate change, the City of Oakland – Amazon Watch's hometown – took an important step yesterday toward divesting city funds from banks that fund fossil fuels, violation of indigenous sovereignty, and mass incarceration.

What China and California Have in Common: the Amazon

What China and California Have in Common: the Amazon

June 13, 2017San Jose Mercury News

Before making California an enthusiastic partner of China on climate action, Gov. Jerry Brown must address the significant climate impact of China's foreign investments and of California's contributions to those impacts.

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