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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2015 Achievements and Priorities

2015 Achievements and Priorities

February 2015

It costs only $.03 per acre per year to support Amazon Watch's work with indigenous peoples to protect more than 60 million acres of rainforest from oil development and mega-dams. Please join us!

Shuar Community of Macuma Expels the Secretary of Hydrocarbons from Its Territory in Rejection of the Illegitimate Prior Consultation of Oil Blocks 74 and 75

February 26, 2015CONFENIAE/CONAIE

Over and over again the participants expressed their rejection of oil activity and of the illegitimate free, prior, and informed consultation, and demanded the immediate withdrawal of Secretary of Hydrocarbons' office of information.

Investor's Eye on the Amazon - Winter 2015

Winter 2015

In our Winter 2015 issue, we bring you the latest updates and investor risks associated with companies operating or investing in the Amazon region.

<em>Why</em> Big Oil, <em>Why Not</em> What We Love?

Why Big Oil, Why Not What We Love?

February 12, 2015

Tomorrow in the US and as part of Global Divestment Day thousands of activists around the world will be calling on governments, universities, places of worship, and in some cases, their own families, to pull their investments from the fossil fuel companies that are threatening the future of life on Earth.

Deep in the Amazon, a Tiny Tribe Is Beating Big Oil

Deep in the Amazon, a Tiny Tribe Is Beating Big Oil

The people of Sarayaku are a leading force in 21st century indigenous resistance, engaging the western world politically, legally, and philosophically.

February 12, 2015Yes! Magazine

Sarayaku lies in southern Ecuador, where the government is selling drilling rights to a vast swath of indigenous lands – except for Sarayaku. The community has become a beacon of hope to other indigenous groups and to global climate change activists as it mobilizes to stop a new round of oil exploration.

Chevron Crowned World’s Worst!

Chevron Crowned World’s Worst!

January 27, 2015

Last Friday Amazon Watch returned to Davos to attend the 16th and final Public Eye Award ceremony where the international web community awarded Chevron the Lifetime Award for its disaster in Ecuador and subsequent efforts to evade responsibility.

Chevron's Battered Image Over Ecuador Ecological Disaster Takes Another Hit in Davos

Chevron's Battered Image Over Ecuador Ecological Disaster Takes Another Hit in Davos

Oil Giant Wins "Lifetime Achievement" Award for Efforts to Evade Justice

January 23, 2015

Davos, Switzerland – Prominent Swiss environmental organizations have crowned Chevron with an embarrassing "lifetime achievement" award for dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste into streams and rivers in Ecuador's rainforest relied on by local indigenous communities for their water.

And the Lifetime Award for Shameful Corporate Behavior Goes to... Chevron

January 23, 2015Common Dreams

As global elites gather in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum, the oil giant Chevron was singled out on Friday for a highly competitive – if unflattering – international distinction: the Public Eye Lifetime Award for its extraordinary corporate irresponsibility, which includes monumental environmental destruction in northern Ecuador.

Eye on Ecuador: Racking Up the China Debt and Paying It Forward with Oil

Eye on Ecuador: Racking Up the China Debt and Paying It Forward with Oil

January 13, 2015

Ecuador's President Correa was well-rewarded for his trip last week to China, but this could have grave impacts for the Amazon and the people who live there.

International NGOs Call for Transparency in Murder Investigation of Ecuadorian Indigenous Leader

January 12th, 2015

Amazon Watch and 13 other environmental and human rights organizations urged the Ecuadorian government to ensure a just, transparent, and expeditious investigation into the murder of indigenous leader and anti-mining activist José Tendetza. We also condemned the SWAT team raid on José Tendetza’s house and urge the investigators to refrain from intimidation tactics.

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