Sarayaku: People of the Zenith

As in other parts of the Amazon, the Ecuadorian government imposed oil concession blocks in Sarayaku territory without their permission. They only learned that their land had been opened for oil exploration when the helicopters arrived, followed by the men with guns. But instead of becoming another story of pollution and devastation, the story of Sarayaku has been one of resistance. More

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The World We Want and How To Get There

The World We Want and How To Get There

Join us at Bioneers this weekend!

October 15, 2014

We can hardly wait to dream, scheme and celebrate with you at Bioneers 25th Anniversary Summit Conference this weekend! Join us along with our allies in San Rafael, CA on October 17-19th as we discuss "The World We Want & How to Get There" and work to grow the movement for Mother Earth and future generations.

Just Two Clicks So Yasunidos Can Win €100,000 to Protect the Heart of the Amazon!

Just Two Clicks So Yasunidos Can Win €100,000 to Protect the Heart of the Amazon!

October 9, 2014

Yasunidos, the Ecuadorian youth collective that launched a movement to preserve the most biodiverse place on earth, has been nominated for the Human Rights Tulip Award. Friday, October 10th is the last day to vote!

Amazon Watch's 9th Annual Luncheon

Amazon Watch's 9th Annual Luncheon

October 9th, 2014

Thank you to all who joined Amazon Watch at our 9th Annual Luncheon in San Francisco yesterday – we were absolutely blown away by a packed house and all your support, ideas, inspiration and love. The event was a huge success thanks to the hundreds of friends who came to join us in person and or live online. What an incredible community we've become!

Amazon in Focus 2014

Amazon in Focus 2014

Plus Our Annual Financial Report for 2013

Fall 2014

We stand at a critical moment in history. Amazon Watch is facing this challenge with great resolve and creativity. We are a powerful community and without you and your support, none of our work would be possible.

Ecuadorian Government Apologizes to Sarayaku Indigenous People

Ceremony in Sarayaku's rainforest territory represents the first time in Latin America a sitting government has apologized to indigenous peoples for human rights violations

October 1, 2014

Quito, Ecuador – History was made today in the Kichwa community of Sarayaku in the Ecuadorian Amazon, where representatives of four Ecuadorian government ministries along with the Attorney General's office publicly apologized to the indigenous nation for human rights violations that occurred in their rainforest territory in 2003. It is believed to be the first time in Latin America that a sitting government has traveled to an indigenous community to offer an apology for rights violations.

Ecuador Minister to Apologize Publicly to Indigenous People Over Oil Project

Ecuador Minister to Apologize Publicly to Indigenous People Over Oil Project

Justice Minister Ledy Zuniga to Offer Apology in Ceremony Wednesday

September 30, 2014Wall Street Journal

Quito, Ecuador – Justice Minister Ledy Zuniga will offer a public apology to a community from the Sarayaku indigenous group on Wednesday over the development of an oil project in their ancestral lands almost two decades ago, which an international court said was a violation of their rights.

Ecuadorian State to Recognize Its Responsibility by Asking Forgiveness of the Sarayaku People

September 29, 2014

Four Ecuadorian Ministers and the Attorney General will travel to the community of Sarayaku in the Ecuadorian Amazon to ask the Kichwa first nation of Sarayaku for forgiveness given the human rights violations committed against them during the oil operation carried out by the company CGC.

Indigenous Voices Lead Largest Climate March Ever

Indigenous Voices Lead Largest Climate March Ever

Momentum building as indigenous representatives call to Keep the Oil in the Ground at the People's Climate March in New York

September 26, 2014

This past week a small group made big waves in New York City. Amazonian indigenous spokespeople and social movement leaders joined the Indigenous Bloc in leading more than 400,000 others at the People's Climate March. Amazon Watch joined front-line indigenous communities and representatives in demanding that humanity keep the oil in the ground as a fundamental solution to climate chaos.

Indigenous Groups Give Cautious Welcome to Deal Struck at UN

Indigenous Groups Give Cautious Welcome to Deal Struck at UN

Governments pledge to consult native groups over projects on indigenous lands and improve access to education and services

September 23, 2014The Guardian

Patricia Gualinga, from the Sarayaku community in the Ecuador Amazon, who travelled to the conference with Amazon Watch, was more skeptical about what the new document would bring. "Until now what I have seen and heard is that all presidents have beautiful discourses, but where I come from it just stays on paper and in discourses and not in application."

Amazon Women on the Frontlines of Climate Change

Amazon Women on the Frontlines of Climate Change

September 23, 2014

A selection of photos from Amazon Women on the Frontlines of Climate Change, a traveling photography exhibit with written and live testimonies from indigenous women leading solutions on the frontlines of the Amazon as the region confronts the impacts of climate change.

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