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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.

Beautiful Solidarity: Our Historic Visit to U'wa Sacred Territory

Beautiful Solidarity: Our Historic Visit to U'wa Sacred Territory

December 1, 2016

At Amazon Watch we are extremely proud of the relationship of solidarity we have built with the U’wa, who continue to amaze and inspire us.

Will Colombia's Peace Process Have an Environmental Dark Side?

Will Colombia's Peace Process Have an Environmental Dark Side?

November 16, 2016

For the majority of Colombians, and for those who have worked on human rights in Colombia, the conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions can't end soon enough.

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.

Ecuadorian Indigenous Organization Resists Efforts To Divide and Undermine Its Work

Ecuadorian Indigenous Organization Resists Efforts To Divide and Undermine Its Work

October 5, 2016

Last Wednesday Amazon Watch received a very disturbing call: the headquarters of CONFENIAE, the regional organization of eleven indigenous peoples which represents nearly 1,500 communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon, was being taken by storm.

Amazon in Focus 2016

Amazon in Focus 2016

Fall 2016

We recently completed a 4-year strategic plan that builds on our work over the last 20 years to strategically tackle the Amazon's gravest threats. Considering that indigenous lands hold 80% of global biodiversity, it is no surprise that extractive industries want their resources. If left to them, the Amazon's Sacred Headwaters would become one big oil field, and the watersheds of the Brazilian Amazon would be destroyed by agribusiness and mega-dams. There is another way!

U.S. Imports of Amazon Crude Oil Driving Expansion of Oil Operations

Crude oil imported to the U.S. from the Amazon, most of which gets refined in California, is driving expansion of oil operations into the rainforest

September 30, 2016Mongabay

Crude oil imported to the U.S. from the Amazon, most of which gets refined in California, is driving expansion of oil operations into the rainforest, according to a new report.

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