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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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My First Decade at Amazon Watch

My First Decade at Amazon Watch

October 19, 2017

Over ten years, I have been privileged to play a role in most of the organization's major campaign initiatives. While the moments of exhilaration, frustration, learning, anger, and beauty could fill a book, I want to share ten snapshots of key experiences that represent what serving with Amazon Watch has meant to me.

Signs of Lasting Trauma in People Evicted to Make Way for Giant Mine in Ecuador

Signs of Lasting Trauma in People Evicted to Make Way for Giant Mine in Ecuador

Battles with the government and army over land and mining rights has caused indigenous Shuar people long-term psychological damage, report says

October 17, 2017The Guardian

"This development model impacts communities. The mine displaces people, and the impact is direct. It's this industry that makes children lack nutrition."

Us and Them: Affected Peoples vs. Chevron in Canada

Us and Them: Affected Peoples vs. Chevron in Canada

October 12, 2017

"It's a fundamental question of whether corporations like Chevron should be allowed to use their financial muscle to destroy people with an absolutely vital claim to reparations for damages that were caused to them over many years."

Standing with Ecuadorian Communities in Toronto Against Chevron: Serial Polluter and Corporate Criminal

October 10, 2017

Toronto, Canada - Toronto, Canada – Amazon Watch is in Toronto today to stand with the indigenous and campesino communities who have been the victims of Chevron's toxic waste for over five decades. We also denounce Chevron's abuse of the legal system to intimidate and harass its victims, as well as journalists, environmental and human rights organizations, and even concerned shareholders who have expressed support for a just resolution to one of the worst oil-related environmental disasters in history.

When Defending the Land Becomes a Crime

When Defending the Land Becomes a Crime

How legal and police systems across the Amazon and throughout Latin America criminalize environmental activists and indigenous peoples – and justify attacks against them

October 5, 2017

"At the end of the day resistance is an ethical struggle. It is a struggle we must take up. Resistance is a principle of justice, especially when we see that the people are suffering."

Amazon in Focus 2017

Amazon in Focus 2017

Fall 2017

Since its beginning, Amazon Watch has been deeply committed to defending indigenous peoples' rights and territories, for they are the best guardians of their rainforest homes. We stand with the U'wa of Colombia who inspired the world with their call to protect their sacred territory and keep the blood of Mother Earth in the ground. We stand with the Kichwa of Sarayaku who expelled oil companies and the military from their territory and won a historic case against the Ecuadorian government for violating their rights. We stood with the communities devastated by Chevron and Occidental petroleum and won. We also stood with the Xingu's indigenous and riverine communities to resist the construction of Belo Monte Dam when others had given up.

Amplify! A Celebration of Voices from the Amazon

Amplify! A Celebration of Voices from the Amazon

September 28, 2017

Thank you to all our friends and supporters who joined us on September 27th, 2017 for our annual gala - Amplify! A celebration of voices from the Amazon.

2017 Achievements and Priorities

2017 Achievements and Priorities

September 2017

The Amazon and its peoples are under threat from unsustainable mega-projects that, if built, will accelerate deforestation, displacement of indigenous peoples, and climate change. The next several years will be critical to advancing rainforest protection, indigenous rights, and solutions to climate change such as clean renewable energy.

Fossil-Fueled Catastrophes

Fossil-Fueled Catastrophes

September 21, 2017

The end of the summer of 2017 couldn't have been more apocalyptic. Wildfires torched the Pacific Northwest, the Sierras, Los Angeles, and much of the Western United States. Temperatures blistered in the Bay Area, breaking all-time records over Labor Day, with downtown San Francisco hitting a sweltering 106 degrees.

Amazon Watch and Empowered By Light Help Indigenous Communities Embrace Clean Energy

Amazon Watch and Empowered By Light Help Indigenous Communities Embrace Clean Energy

Three indigenous communities in the Amazon rainforest can now generate solar energy thanks to a partnership between Amazon Watch and Empowered By Light

September 21, 2017Renewable Energy

"These communities are true climate leaders" said Leila Salazar-López, Executive Director at Amazon Watch. "Lighting the way for our climate and our forests, these indigenous earth defenders know that the solution to climate change must include stopping the destruction of the Amazon rainforest."

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