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Stand-off in the Amazon: Tribes Shut Down Oil Company Airport

February 27, 2015Digital Journal

Members of two different Peruvian native groups have occupied the airport of Pluspetrol, an Argentine oil company that is accused of failing to compensate local communities for damage to the environment.

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!

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.

Peru's Indigenous Communities Are Fighting Back Against Environmental Contamination by Seizing Oil Wells

February 3, 2015VICE

A conflict is raging in Peru's Amazon forests between indigenous groups and an Argentinian oil company. The Amazon dwellers have halted drilling and blockaded a jungle road for two weeks in protest of what they claim is a decades-long environmental catastrophe.

Peru's Indigenous People Protest Against Relicensing of Oil Concession

Peru's Indigenous People Protest Against Relicensing of Oil Concession

Kichwa communities bar River Tigre, an Amazon tributary, with cables to stop oil company boats from passing and accuse government of turning a blind eye to contamination from oil operations in the forest

February 2, 2015The Guardian

Hundreds of indigenous people deep in the Peruvian Amazon are blocking a major Amazon tributary following what they say is the government's failure to address a social and environmental crisis stemming from oil operations.

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.

People Power for Climate Justice!

People Power for Climate Justice!

COP20 Lima and a call to action in 2015

December 24, 2014

Earlier this month, the world's eyes were on Lima as 196 nations debated what to do about climate change at the UN COP20 climate summit. While world leaders debated, negotiated, signed and didn't sign agreements, Amazon Watch and our allies sounded the alarm on the critical importance of the Amazon rainforest and indigenous ancestral territories in maintaining climate stability.

Indigenous Voices: A Call to Keep the Oil in the Ground

Indigenous Voices: A Call to Keep the Oil in the Ground

December 12, 2014Huffington Post

I walk a small path, surrounded by an infinite number of trees, plants and the scent of flowers. My lungs fill with pure, fresh air when I take a deep breath. My bare feet touch the ground, damp from yesterday's rain. This is my home. This is where I grew up. This is what I want to share with my children one day.

Ecuador's Crackdown on Critics on Full Display as COP20 Climate Conference Begins

Ecuador's Crackdown on Critics on Full Display as COP20 Climate Conference Begins

UPDATE: Yasunidos and Climate Caravan arrive in Lima!

December 5, 2014

A delegation from the environmental collective Yasunidos finally arrived to Lima, Peru today after a week of harassment and intimidation by Ecuadorian police and military that sought to prevent them from crossing the border to attend the COP20 climate conference, and thrust the Ecuadorian government's continued domestic crackdown on civil society critics into the international spotlight.

Guardians of Life: The Indigenous Women Fighting Oil Exploitation in the Amazon

Guardians of Life: The Indigenous Women Fighting Oil Exploitation in the Amazon

November 3, 2014Washington Post

Felipe Jacome's set of photos Amazon: Guardians of Life documents the struggles of indigenous women defending the Ecuadoran Amazon through portraits combined with the powerful written testimonies.

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