Ecuador

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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Sarayaku Still Awaiting Justice

Sarayaku Still Awaiting Justice

Sarayaku hauls Ecuador before human rights court for failing to comply with historic judgment

December 2, 2016

Four years after the historic verdict in their favor from the Inter-American Court on Human Rights of the Organization of American States, the Kichwa community of Sarayaku was back in San Jose, Costa Rica today facing off with the Ecuadorian government, which has failed to comply with the most critical components of the Court's landmark 2012 ruling.

Sarayaku People's Struggle for Justice in Ecuador Presented in Interactive Digital Map

Sarayaku People's Struggle for Justice in Ecuador Presented in Interactive Digital Map

Public Compliance Hearing at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Is Occasion for Publication of Online Tool

December 2, 2016

On the occasion of a public compliance hearing at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights today, members of the indigenous Kichwa community in Sarayaku exposed the Ecuadorian State's failure to comply with the 2012 judgement issued by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, using a new interactive digital story-map to demonstrate how the Ecuadorian State parceled off even more of their territory to oil companies.

We're Not Giving Up On Our Climate! Our Future Is Depending On Us!

We're Not Giving Up On Our Climate! Our Future Is Depending On Us!

November 22, 2016

We will not let Trump or anyone else stand in our way of defending our climate, our rights, or the Amazon. Join us in calling for an end to Amazon crude and to keep all fossil fuels in the ground to avert climate chaos!

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.

Ecuador's Indigenous Peoples Strengthen Resolve To Protect Rights and Resources

Ecuador's Indigenous Peoples Strengthen Resolve To Protect Rights and Resources

November 4, 2016

In the face of direct attempts by the government to subvert its leadership and the continued encroachment of oil and mineral exploitation further into the Amazon, an organized, strengthened CONFENIAE is critical to the defense of Amazonian peoples and lands, and needs our support.

Reimagining Progress: Voices from the Ecuadorian Amazon

Reimagining Progress: Voices from the Ecuadorian Amazon

October 24, 2016

Developed jointly by the pair after experiencing first-hand the pressures faced by indigenous people in the Ecuadorian Amazon during 2015, the project was launched with the primary aim of raising international awareness of some of the key threats currently faced by the Sápara and Kichwa communities of Ecuador, specifically their long-running struggle to resist the imminent entry of oil companies onto their territory and efforts to preserve their culture in the face of globalization.

Yasuní Man Film Is an Intimate Portrait of a Beautiful Land Under Siege for Its Oil

Yasuní Man Film Is an Intimate Portrait of a Beautiful Land Under Siege for Its Oil

US biologist Ryan Killackey spent seven years filming a polemical account of a remote forest community under pressure from US and Chinese oil companies

October 12, 2016The Guardian

In recent weeks, the first wells inside the Yasuni fields have come into full commercial operation. According to Amazon Watch, the oil from the Yasuni fields is being pumped to California, where it is processed at US refineries.

Indigenous Groups Are Way Ahead of Everyone Else at Protecting Forests

Indigenous Groups Are Way Ahead of Everyone Else at Protecting Forests

And they are turning the Dakota Access protests into a worldwide environmental movement

October 10, 2016Mother Jones

According to Leo Cerda, Ecuador field coordinator of the group Amazon Watch and member of the Kichwa tribe, the plight of indigenous land rights in the face of corporate resource extraction is a global phenomenon. Cerda, who hails from the Ecuadorean Amazon, traveled with a group of four all the way to North Dakota to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux. "The indigenous struggle against governments and corporations is the same all over the world," Cerda told Mother Jones. "We have been among the only people doing anything to stop climate change," he added.

Amazonian Communities at the Front Line Against Climate Change

October 10, 2016openDemocracy

In spite of their frequent exclusion from the debate, indigenous communities are proposing innovative solutions to the international community regarding environmental protection and climate change.

Amazon Watch 20th Anniversary Gala

Amazon Watch 20th Anniversary Gala

October 7, 2016

Thank you to all our friends and supporters who joined us at our 20th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday in San Francisco, where we shared food, music, dancing, and inspiring words about our last 20 years and our vision for the years to come supporting indigenous peoples and protecting the Amazon.

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