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Mega-projects – such as dams, road and waterway systems, and oil and gas projects – are major drivers of deforestation in the Amazon Basin. These large-scale projects require large-scale funding, and international financial institutions (IFIs) step into to fill that role. More

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Working Together to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground!

Working Together to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground!

April 24, 2015

This week Amazon Watch was proud to host a pioneering Climate Equity Strategy Session in partnership with the Sierra Club and the Hillary Institute, where representatives from indigenous and frontline communities, international NGOs, and climate and energy experts discussed the challenges and opportunities of keeping fossil fuels in the ground in the Americas.

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.

Ecuadorian Military Breaks Yasunidos Blockade

Yasunidos Defends Signatures and Denounces Electoral Irregularities

April 17, 2014

Quito, Ecuador – Just five days after turning in more than enough signatures to qualify for a national referendum to stop oil drilling plans in a critical part of Ecuador's Yasuni National Park, Yasunidos, the civil society collective spearheading the grassroots effort is denouncing what appear to be egregious irregularities by the National Election Commission.

Major Victory in Effort to Limit Oil Drilling in Ecuadorian Amazon

Supporters gather 750,000+ signatures to qualify for referendum to defend Yasuní National Park

April 16, 2014

Quito, Ecuador – Despite tremendous odds, supporters of a pioneering effort to keep Ecuador's largest oil reserve permanently in the ground have gathered more than enough signatures to qualify for a national vote on the issue in a special election.

New Celebrity PSA Urges Ecuadorians to Defend the Amazon

A global call to keep oil in the ground in Yasuni National Park

March 28, 2014

Los Angeles, CA – Amazon Watch and Yasunidos, a campaign comprised of a collective of Ecuadorian and international environmental organizations and advocates, released a new PSA featuring celebrity supporters rising in solidarity with Ecuadorians to defend the controversial Yasuní National Park from oil drilling.

China's Presence Grows in Ecuador

New report analyzes threats to Ecuador’s sovereignty and rainforest

March 18, 2014

Oakland, California – A new report released today highlights China's growing influence in Ecuador and what it means for Ecuador's sovereignty, indigenous peoples and the fate of the Amazon rainforest.

Beijing, Banks and Barrels: China and Oil in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Beijing, Banks and Barrels: China and Oil in the Ecuadorian Amazon

March 2014

China's economy and its global influence are growing at a rapid rate. Nowhere is that growing influence clearer than in Ecuador, a country that Beijing has lent nearly $9 billion and has promised $7 billion more in financing.

Peruvians Lead Charge for Indigenous Rights at World Bank Climate Fund

Peruvians Lead Charge for Indigenous Rights at World Bank Climate Fund

April 4, 2011

Peru is emerging as one of the key laboratories for a big experiment to save the world's remaining tropical forests known as REDD.

IDB Annual Meeting Marked by Lack of Progress in a Sustainable Development Agenda in Latin America

March 30, 2011

Calgary, Canada – Civil society representatives from Latin America recently attended the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Annual Meeting along with Amazon Watch to monitor progress of a new reform agenda adopted by the Bank last year and on which the Bank’s recapitalization is conditioned.

¿Realmente Se Está Construyendo una Agenda Común entre el BID y las Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil?

Otra oportunidad perdida para el Banco

March 27, 2011

Calgary, Canada – Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil presentes en la Reunión Anual del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) ven con gran preocupación el tratamiento de la participación de la sociedad civil en las actividades del banco.

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