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Protests in Bolivia Against Renewed Road Plans for TIPNIS Rainforest

Community leaders and environmentalists rally to protect Isiboro Sécure National Park and Indigenous Territory, cause of massive 2011 protests

August 8, 2017

Leaders of Bolivia's indigenous and environmental movements are staging emergency protests as the country's Senate meets to approve a law that would strip protections from the Isiboro Sécure National Park and Indigenous Territory.

Deforestation May Soar Now That Colombian Civil War Is Over

August 2, 2017New Scientist

The end of war doesn't necessarily bring peace to the environment. An increase in illegal logging could be one of the unexpected consequences of peace in Colombia.

Brazil Power Plant Construction Paralyzed by Indigenous Protesters

July 17, 2017Reuters

Construction of a power plant on the Teles Pires river in Brazil was paralyzed by protesters from the Munduruku tribe, a leader of the group told Reuters on Monday.

Deforestation Soars in Colombia After Farc Rebels' Demobilization

Area of deforestation climbed 44% in 2016 compared with year before, as criminal groups have swooped in promote illegal logging and mining

July 11, 2017The Guardian

"The Farc would limit logging to two hectares a year in the municipality," said Jaime Pacheco, mayor of the town of Uribe, in eastern Meta province. "In one week [last year], 100 hectares were cleared and there is little we can do about it."

Brazil's Indigenous People Outraged as Agency Targeted in Conservative-led Cuts

Amid budget cuts and threats from conservative lawmakers, the National Indian Foundation, or Funai, is barely able to protect indigenous people and their land

July 10, 2017The Guardian

The Brazilian agency charged with protecting nearly a million indigenous people and their extensive reserves is barely functioning after a debilitating assault from a powerful group of conservative politicians and a cost-cutting government.

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.

Brazil's Rollbacks Jeopardize the Amazon's Future

Brazil's Rollbacks Jeopardize the Amazon's Future

Deforestation in Brazil is at a nine-year high. President Michel Temer's political horse trading could make it worse.

July 3, 2017Americas Quarterly

As steward of globally critical ecosystems like the Amazon rainforest, Brazil should immediately cease its attacks on environmental and indigenous rights protections.

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.

New Highway Brings Deforestation Near Two Colombian National Parks

New Highway Brings Deforestation Near Two Colombian National Parks

Critics say a proposed internationally-financed road to connect Venezuela and Ecuador through Colombia could bring deforestation and industrial development to regions important for indigenous cultural heritage, ecology, and biodiversity

June 21, 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.

Long Road Ahead To Indigenous Land and Forest Rights in Peru

Long Road Ahead To Indigenous Land and Forest Rights in Peru

Regulatory reforms encounter both progress and setbacks

June 21, 2017CIFOR

"It’s important that there is a clear road map, so the benefits of land and forest tenure reforms reach the communities they were meant to benefit."

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Amplify! A Celebration of Voices from the Amazon

On September 27th, 2017 Amazon Watch will hold its annual gala in San Francisco at the Bently Reserve.

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