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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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Peruvian Achuar Federation Reaffirms Opposition to GeoPark as Oil Company Touts 3Q Investor "Results"

Peruvian Achuar Federation Reaffirms Opposition to GeoPark as Oil Company Touts 3Q Investor "Results"

Striking photos add to twenty years of reiterated rejections of oil extraction in Achuar territory

November 15, 2017

Oakland, CA – The 45 Achuar indigenous communities under the umbrella of the federation FENAP have once again reiterated their opposition to oil operations within their ancestral territory, this time represented by GeoPark, a Chile-based company that signed a cooperative agreement with the Peruvian government in late 2014.

Achuar Indigenous People to GeoPark: Stay Out of Our Territory!

Achuar Indigenous People to GeoPark: Stay Out of Our Territory!

Striking photos add to twenty years of sustained rejection of oil extraction in Achuar territory

November 15, 2017

"We have lived through the bad experience of damage to our habitat, health, and life. Given this, we have made the firm decision not to permit any oil activity within our territory."

JPMorgan and BlackRock Invest in Amazon Destruction

Report documents risks for climate, indigenous peoples, and customers of financial institutions invested in fossil fuel extraction in the Amazon rainforest

November 9, 2017

Oakland, CA – Global financial institutions like JPMorgan Chase and BlackRock put the climate, indigenous peoples, and their customers at risk with their continued financing of companies that drill for oil in the Amazon rainforest, demonstrates a report, Investing in Amazon Destruction, released today by Amazon Watch.

Investing in Amazon Destruction

Investing in Amazon Destruction

Why Private Financial Institutions Must Divest from Amazon Crude – Now

November 2017

Despite the urgent imperative to keep at least two thirds of all fossil fuels in the ground in order to avoid catastrophic climate change, governments and companies continue to recklessly expand fossil fuel exploration and drilling across the globe.

"Equator Banks, Act!" Campaign Welcomes Decision to Revise the Equator Principles

Groups will judge process on ultimate commitments made on climate change and indigenous peoples' rights

November 3, 2017

The core group of organizations leading the global "Equator Banks, Act!" campaign welcomed the decision of the Equator Principles Association to start a full revision process of the Equator Principles.

"Our Grandchildren Will Thank Us for the Territory We Are Defending"

"Our Grandchildren Will Thank Us for the Territory We Are Defending"

Achuar assembly reaffirms strategic partnership with Amazon Watch

November 2, 2017

The Achuar have a concrete plan for defending their ancestral homeland: they're demanding that the Peruvian government provide legal recognition of their collective territory and they're actively campaigning to keep out extractive industries, including oil, mining, and logging.

My First Decade at Amazon Watch

My First Decade at Amazon Watch

October 19, 2017

Over ten years, I have been privileged to play a role in most of the organization's major campaign initiatives. While the moments of exhilaration, frustration, learning, anger, and beauty could fill a book, I want to share ten snapshots of key experiences that represent what serving with Amazon Watch has meant to me.

When Defending the Land Becomes a Crime

When Defending the Land Becomes a Crime

How legal and police systems across the Amazon and throughout Latin America criminalize environmental activists and indigenous peoples – and justify attacks against them

October 5, 2017

"At the end of the day resistance is an ethical struggle. It is a struggle we must take up. Resistance is a principle of justice, especially when we see that the people are suffering."

Threatened Indigenous Community in Peruvian Amazon Receives Support from Around the World

International grassroots petitions signed by tens of thousands urge protection of Shipibo Community in Santa Clara de Uchunya

October 3, 2017

Washington, DC – Peruvian authorities must take urgent steps to end land grabbing, deforestation, and political killings of indigenous leaders in the Ucayali region, thousands of individuals stated in international grassroots petitions published today.

Amazon in Focus 2017

Amazon in Focus 2017

Fall 2017

Since its beginning, Amazon Watch has been deeply committed to defending indigenous peoples' rights and territories, for they are the best guardians of their rainforest homes. We stand with the U'wa of Colombia who inspired the world with their call to protect their sacred territory and keep the blood of Mother Earth in the ground. We stand with the Kichwa of Sarayaku who expelled oil companies and the military from their territory and won a historic case against the Ecuadorian government for violating their rights. We stood with the communities devastated by Chevron and Occidental petroleum and won. We also stood with the Xingu's indigenous and riverine communities to resist the construction of Belo Monte Dam when others had given up.

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