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The Achuar and Talisman Energy

The Achuar territory is entirely overlapped by oil blocks 64 and 101, currently held by Talisman Energy. The Achuar have made clear that they oppose these oil blocks and any company beginning oil activities on their land. Despite this, Talisman has gone ahead with seismic testing and exploratory drilling. More

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"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.

Community Consent: Business Lessons from the Amazon

Community Consent: Business Lessons from the Amazon

March 2017Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

From the snow-covered plains of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe of North Dakota to Shuar rainforest territories in the Ecuadorian Amazon, there is a resurgence of resistance to extractive industry projects around the world. These conflicts have major implications for China, Latin America's largest trading partner, whose state run companies are involved in many of the controversial projects, and whose bilateral loans and lines of credit are closely tied to extractive industries.

Jiyukam Presente! Homage to a Peaceful Warrior

Jiyukam Presente! Homage to a Peaceful Warrior

January 14, 2016

A wave of sadness has surged forth from the Amazon rainforest, washing over many who have supported indigenous rights in Peru. Yesterday we learned that the long-time Achuar leader Jiyukam Lucas Irar Miik had drown in the Pastaza River, as he returned to his home community of Puerto Rubina. As reported by his son, his boat hit a log and capsized as it traveled up-river deep in the night. Lucas was last seen sleeping on the journey.

Native Protesters Seize Oil Wells in Peru To Urge Government Action

September 2, 2015Reuters

Indigenous protesters in Peru seized oil wells in an Amazonian oil block on Tuesday and said they also planned to halt output in a neighboring concession to press the government to address pollution and compensation demands.

This Peruvian Tribe's Approach To Fighting Big Oil Just Makes So Much Sense

This Peruvian Tribe's Approach To Fighting Big Oil Just Makes So Much Sense

August 26, 2015Fusion

According to Andrew E. Miller, with Amazon Watch, community-based documentation of the ongoing pollution in the region led to four rivers being declared "environmental emergency zones" by Peru's Environment Minister, though he told Fusion that "few actions were taken to actually address the crisis."

Indigenous Amazonian People Threatened by Oil Drilling

Indigenous Amazonian People Threatened by Oil Drilling

May 1, 2014The Planet / Sierra Club

Achuar resistance to oil exploration has achieved some success. Now the Ecuadorian government is attempting to take down indigenous leaders for defending their territory from oil development plans.

Indigenous Amazonía

Indigenous Amazonía

On the front lines in the race to avoid ecosystem collapse

December 30, 2013

We know indigenous peoples are important stewards of the environment. But specifically how do they protect their territory? Watch a presentation by Amazon Watch's Andrew Miller on specific struggles in Peru, Brazil, and Ecuador.

Consultation or Conflict? The Fight for the Future of Natural Resource Investments in Peru

Consultation or Conflict? The Fight for the Future of Natural Resource Investments in Peru

July 3, 2013

From the Amazon to the Andes, communities are protesting the devastation left by mining and oil projects. Successive governments have readily resorted to repressive measures.

From Bagua to Belo Monte: Preventing "Massacres Foretold"

From Bagua to Belo Monte: Preventing "Massacres Foretold"

June 5, 2013

Today – June 5th – is the fourth anniversary of one such "massacre foretold" in Peru. This past week, we worried about a similar scenario at the site of the controversial Belo Monte dam in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon.

Letters from the (Amazon Watch) Campaign Trail, Part II

Letters from the (Amazon Watch) Campaign Trail, Part II

May 15, 2013

Dearest Daughter, from Dad in the Amazon – Yesterday I left the Amazon jungle after an amazing week there. Prior to leaving however, I shared with my Achuar indigenous friends a dream I had about you.

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