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Stop Dirty Dams in the Amazon

Based on the articulated initiatives of Brazilian indigenous communities, Amazon Watch's primary campaign in Brazil aims to stop dirty dams in the Amazon. By supporting the efforts of the region's indigenous people to protect their territory, Amazon Watch works to denounce human rights violations and to promote a renewable energy alternative. More

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Saving the Serranía de San Lucas, a Vital Link in the "Jaguar Corridor"

Saving the Serranía de San Lucas, a Vital Link in the "Jaguar Corridor"

September 1, 2017Mongabay

The race is on to protect the area through establishing it as a national park. Proponents of the initiative say doing to would help maintain its rich biodiversity and ensure it retains viable habitat for jaguars and other wildlife.

After Deafening Global Outcry, the Brazilian Government Retreats on Plan to Permit Mining in Massive Amazonian Reserve

After Deafening Global Outcry, the Brazilian Government Retreats on Plan to Permit Mining in Massive Amazonian Reserve

September 1, 2017

A tremendous national and international public outcry from all walks of society forced Temer to roll back his original decree to allow mining in a large, pristine area of the Amazon rainforest.

Equator Banks Called upon to Act on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples' Rights

Global coalition of NGOs and Indigenous organisations seek full revision of outdated Equator Principles

August 29, 2017

65 environmental, human rights and Indigenous Peoples' organisations today sent an open letter to the Steering Committee of the Equator Principles Association, calling for new and much stronger commitments to be made by its 91 member banks on combating climate change and respecting Indigenous Peoples' rights and territories.

Colombia Faces Challenge To Build Peace Without Sacrificing Its Famed Biodiversity

Colombia Faces Challenge To Build Peace Without Sacrificing Its Famed Biodiversity

August 21, 2017The Conversation

It is critical that conflict between armed groups is not simply replaced by conflict between communities and mega projects over the protection of their livelihoods and environment.

Victory for Indigenous Peoples as Brazil's Supreme Court Rejects Attempts To Limit Indigenous Land Rights

Victory for Indigenous Peoples as Brazil's Supreme Court Rejects Attempts To Limit Indigenous Land Rights

August 19, 2017

In a major victory for indigenous peoples, Brazil's Supreme Court ruled unanimously this week in favor of indigenous land rights in two separate lawsuits, setting an important legal precedent.

Victory for Indigenous Rights as Brazil's Supreme Court Rejects Government Proposal To Limit Land Rights

Proposal would have set indigenous land titling policies back decades

August 17, 2017

In unanimous rulings on two disputed indigenous land-titling cases, the Court dismissed a legal opinion issued by the Attorney General and endorsed by President Michel Temer, which argued for the rejection of land claims by indigenous peoples unless they inhabited their traditional territories at the time Brazil's 1988 Constitution was ratified.

Maps Reveal How Amazon Development Is Closing in on Isolated Tribes

Maps Reveal How Amazon Development Is Closing in on Isolated Tribes

August 17, 2017Science

Development projects in the Amazon Basin – including dams, roads, and oil and gas operations – are encroaching on forests that are the last refuges of thousands of indigenous people who continue to shun contact with the outside world, according to a study that estimates the tribes' locations.

Brazilian Firm Wants To Build New Dams in Amazon's Aripuanã Basin

Brazilian Firm Wants To Build New Dams in Amazon's Aripuanã Basin

August 10, 2017Mongabay

With the bancada ruralista mining / agribusiness lobby in control of the Temer government and Congress, a Brazilian company, Intertechne Consultores, sees it as an opportune time to revive a shelved plan to build dams in the Amazon’s Aripuanã basin.

We Are Made of the Sacred!

We Are Made of the Sacred!

Munduruku people confirm they will return to occupy dam construction sites in the Amazon if indigenous rights continue to be violated

July 26, 2017Medium

A mobilization of the Munduruku people, which began two months ago by women concerned with defending sacred places and indigenous rights and led to an occupation of the construction site of the São Manoel hydroelectric dam project, ended on Friday. The Munduruku, however, have made it clear that their struggle continues.

Desperate to Save His Job, Brazil's President Temer Escalates Assault on Indigenous Peoples and Amazonian Forests

Desperate to Save His Job, Brazil's President Temer Escalates Assault on Indigenous Peoples and Amazonian Forests

July 21, 2017

President Temer is personally driving an unprecedented series of assaults on human rights and environmental protection in Brazil. His actions must be categorically denounced as they portend disaster for native peoples, endangered biomes such as the Amazon, and humanity as a whole.

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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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