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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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"We Are Here So History Does Not Repeat Itself"

"We Are Here So History Does Not Repeat Itself"

The Peruvian State does not respond properly to the communities and indigenous federations suspend the dialogue until July 23rd

July 18, 2015PUINAMUDT

Puinamudt, Peru – Lack of a clear and precise response from the State regarding the demands of the communities from the Pastaza and Corrientes river basins (represented by the FEDIQUEP and FECONACO indigenous federations, respectively) has generated conflict during the most recent phase of dialogue related to the Block 192 consultations.

Scientists Must Let World's Most Isolated Tribes Make Own Decisions

Scientists Must Let World's Most Isolated Tribes Make Own Decisions

Initiating “controlled contact” with indigenous peoples in the Amazon would violate their rights and threaten their lives

July 8, 2015The Guardian

Usually the indigenous peoples living in the remotest Amazon only draw international media attention if certain kinds of photos or film footage emerge, as in mid-2014, or they raid a village or, tragically, kill someone, as happened on 1 May. Many media reports misinform as much as inform: factual errors, no context and all kinds of sensationalism. 'Lost tribe!' 'First contact!'

Tensions Run High As Consultation Process for Peru's Biggest Oil Block Finally Begins

Tensions Run High As Consultation Process for Peru's Biggest Oil Block Finally Begins

May 27, 2015Alianza Arkana Blog

The last few days have seen the start of a process to decide the future of a territory that has been subjected to oil exploration for the last 40+ years – namely, oil block 192 (formally called 1AB) that spans three river basins (Tigre, Corrientes, Pastaza) and is home to over 100 indigenous communities.

Peru Planning to Dam Amazon's Main Source and Displace 1000s

Over 20 hydroelectric projects proposed for the main trunk of the River Maranon would have devastating impacts

May 26, 2015Al Jazeera America

“We live along the banks of the river,” Madolfo Perez Chumpi, president of the Organization for the Economic Development of Awajun Communities on the Marañón (ODECAM), told me. “Where are we going to plant our manioc? Our plantains? Our maize? Where will we find the fish that swim upriver? This is scary for us, for our children. For the government and the companies this is development, but it’s not [development] for us.”

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.

Federation of the Achuar Nationality of Peru Presents Historic Legal Claim Against the Peruvian Government

Federation of the Achuar Nationality of Peru Presents Historic Legal Claim Against the Peruvian Government

April 9, 2015International Institute on Law and Society (IIDS)

For the first time in Peru, an indigenous people demands the recognition of their legal personhood as a first nation or people and not simply as a "community".

Justice Still Being Sought for Murders of Peruvian Forest Campaigners

Six months on, the killing of four indigenous campaigners has yet to result in an end to illegal logging around the vilage of Alto Tamaya-Saweto

March 31, 2015The Guardian

Rios Perez was killed, along with three other men from his village, Alto Tamaya-Saweto, following several threats. Loggers – possibly connected to drug-trafficking – are believed to be responsible.

Peruvian Indigenous Leader: "We Don't Want to Die Because of Oil"

March 27, 2015Huffington Post

Leaders from the indigenous Matsés people in the Peruvian Amazon say they remain vehemently opposed to potential operations in their territory by a Canada-based oil company.

Occupy Amazonia? Indigenous Activists Are Taking Direct Action – and It's Working

Occupy Amazonia? Indigenous Activists Are Taking Direct Action – and It's Working

March 16, 2015The Conversation

The relative success of direct action in recent decades contrasts with the often bloody encounters that went before, from which poorly-armed Indians invariably emerged badly.

Resistance! Facing Down Goliath Oil Companies

Resistance! Facing Down Goliath Oil Companies

March 11, 2015

The Achuar and U'wa indigenous peoples have me in awe of the immense power of grassroots resistance in the face of multi-billion dollar corporations. Years after graduating from university, I find myself once again a student. Throughout my tenure at Amazon Watch, I have been honored to "informally apprentice" under our wise and humble indigenous partners.

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