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The Peruvian Amazon, the fourth largest expanse of tropical rainforest in the world, is home to thousands of indigenous peoples speaking dozens of languages, including some of the last groups living with little or no direct contact with the outside world. Tragically, since 2003 nearly three quarters of the Peruvian Amazon has been leased to the international oil industry for the highest bid. More

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Study Says Amazonian Locals Are Key to Saving the "Lungs of the Planet"

September 12, 2017Reuters

"Our analysis shows that local stewardship of the forest can be very effective in curtailing forest degradation in the Peruvian Amazon," said the study's lead author, Judith Schleicher.

Six Farmers Shot Dead over Land Rights Battle in Peru

Six Farmers Shot Dead over Land Rights Battle in Peru

The victims were targeted by a criminal gang who wanted to use their lands to grow lucrative palm oil, according to local indigenous leaders

September 6, 2017The Guardian

Six farmers have been shot dead by a criminal gang who wanted to seize their farms to muscle in on the lucrative palm oil trade, according to indigenous Amazon leaders in Peru.

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Global coalition of NGOs and Indigenous organisations seek full revision of outdated Equator Principles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

Peru Tribal Leaders Vow To Halt Oil Output Unless Indigenous Rights Respected

Peru Tribal Leaders Vow To Halt Oil Output Unless Indigenous Rights Respected

Amazon leaders accuse government of blocking consultation on 30-year contract with Canadian oil firm and have given ministers twenty days to apply law

August 25, 2017The Guardian

Indigenous leaders from the area around Peru's largest oil field have threatened to block the government from accessing their territories and halt oil production unless an indigenous rights law is applied within twenty days.

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.

It Could Cost $1 Billion To Clean Up the Oil in Peru’s Northern Amazon

It Could Cost $1 Billion To Clean Up the Oil in Peru’s Northern Amazon

Over four decades of exploration and extraction have caused an environmental and health crisis in indigenous communities

August 3, 2017The Guardian

Who is going to clean up Peru's northern Amazon after decades of companies spilling oil and dumping billions of barrels of toxic production waters? Certainly not US company Occidental which ran the biggest concession, Lot 1-AB, until 2000, nor, it would seem, Petroperu, which ran the other major concession, Lot 8, until 1996 and operates the rusty, leaking North Peruvian Pipeline to this day.

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."

Resistance and Risk in the Peruvian Amazon

Resistance and Risk in the Peruvian Amazon

Oil Palm Plantations Threaten Rights and Rainforests

June 6, 2017

The expansion of oil palm plantations is an emerging threat to the Amazon in Peru and beyond. The rainforests of Indonesia and Malaysia have been devastated by oil palm, a legacy that does not bode well for the Western Hemisphere.

Shipibo Leader Demands #LandRightsNow in Amazon and End To Repression of Indigenous Activists

Shipibo Leader Demands #LandRightsNow in Amazon and End To Repression of Indigenous Activists

May 9, 2017

Over the last several weeks, we were honored to support the activities of Shipibo indigenous activist Ronald Suárez at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York City and during the Peoples Climate March in Washington, DC.

Mobilizing for Indigenous Rights and Climate Justice from the Arctic to the Amazon

Mobilizing for Indigenous Rights and Climate Justice from the Arctic to the Amazon

May 2, 2017

"Our participation in the Peoples Climate March was very important because we were able to bring the voice of our Amazon all the way here, showing the world that we are resisting her plunder."

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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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