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Colombia's Road to Extinction

Colombia's Road to Extinction

Current Threats Facing Colombian Indigenous Peoples

May 9, 2012

Indigenous groups in Colombia continue to face unjust violence, colonization, dispossession of lands, displacement due to armed conflict and climate change, stunted recovery and development due to ethnic discrimination, forced assimilation, and cultural degradation.

Amazon Watch's 2012 Priorities

Amazon Watch's 2012 Priorities

Spring 2012

Learn more about the biggest issues facing the Amazon rainforest and its indigenous peoples in 2012 and how Amazon Watch is focusing on them.

Notes from Bogotá: The U'wa Solidarity Campaign

Notes from Bogotá: The U'wa Solidarity Campaign

February 24, 2012

Claudia Cobaría of the U'wa relates the threats of oil and gas extraction to Mount Cocuy, "the lungs of water." "The snowcapped mountain is a source of life, the connection we U'wa have with the ocean and the rest of the planet."

Amazon in Focus 2011

Amazon in Focus 2011

A Year in the Struggle to Defend the Amazon

Fall 2011

Defending the Amazon is a defining battle of our time and has the potential to shift the balance towards justice, ecological balance and the recognition of our interdependence on nature and living systems. In this year's Amazon in Focus, we share stories from this struggle.

Photos from Our 2011 Annual Luncheon

Photos from Our 2011 Annual Luncheon

September 27, 2011

This year's luncheon was a celebration of fifteen years of achievements for the people and rainforests of the Amazon.

Colombia's U'wa Face New Threats

U'wa Indigenous Group Confront New Threats to their Lives and Territory

January 2011

Known as "the people who speak", the U'wa are a peaceful Indigenous community of roughly 6,200 people who live in the cloud forest of northeastern Colombia, straddling the border with Venezuela. They have fought against oil development on their land for over 15 years.

U'wa Return to California

U'wa Return to California

September 30, 2010

Colombian indigenous leaders from the U'wa people visited friends old and new in San Francisco and Los Angeles in late September of 2010.

Profile in Courage: Berito Cobaría

Profile in Courage: Berito Cobaría

September 23, 2010

Berito burst onto the international scene in 1997, when he first traveled to California to face down Occidental Petroleum. The Los Angeles-based oil company had been scheming to drill for oil on U'wa territory, against the vociferous opposition of the U'wa. Berito's charismatic message inspired Amazon Watch – along with dozens of sister organizations and thousands of grassroots activists.

Photos from Our 2010 Annual Luncheon

Photos from Our 2010 Annual Luncheon

September 23, 2010

Roberto "Berito" Cobaria and Gilberto Cobaria from the U'wa people of Colombia were our guest speakers. James Cameron joined the luncheon by video to present A Message from Pandora, a special feature about the battle to stop the Belo Monte Dam.

Amazon in Focus 2010

Amazon in Focus 2010

Fall 2010

In this year’s Amazon in Focus, we are pleased to present to you powerful and insightful articles from our campaigners in the field. The journeys and events that inspired these articles demonstrate the breadth of our work and, at the same time, the depth of our connection to our indigenous partners and the rainforest.

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