The Yasuní-ITT Initiative

Covering nearly 2.5 million acres of primary tropical rainforest at the intersection of the Andes and the Amazon, Yasuní is the ancestral territory of the Huaorani people, as well as two other indigenous tribes living in voluntary isolation, the Tagaeri and the Taromenane. However, underneath the park lies some 900 million barrels of heavy crude – Ecuador's largest reserve. More

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Uyantza Raymi and the People of the Zenith

Uyantza Raymi and the People of the Zenith

March 22, 2015

Observing the mountains on a sunny afternoon in the Amazon, my home, I began to reflect on the past few months I have spent on the road as an active voice advocating for the defence of indigenous territories, our rights and the rights of the future generations who have an inherent right to live in a healthy world. We all do.

2015 Achievements and Priorities

2015 Achievements and Priorities

February 2015

It costs only $.03 per acre per year to support Amazon Watch's work with indigenous peoples to protect more than 60 million acres of rainforest from oil development and mega-dams. Please join us!

Deep in the Amazon, a Tiny Tribe Is Beating Big Oil

Deep in the Amazon, a Tiny Tribe Is Beating Big Oil

The people of Sarayaku are a leading force in 21st century indigenous resistance, engaging the western world politically, legally, and philosophically.

February 12, 2015Yes! Magazine

Sarayaku lies in southern Ecuador, where the government is selling drilling rights to a vast swath of indigenous lands – except for Sarayaku. The community has become a beacon of hope to other indigenous groups and to global climate change activists as it mobilizes to stop a new round of oil exploration.

Eye on Ecuador: Racking Up the China Debt and Paying It Forward with Oil

Eye on Ecuador: Racking Up the China Debt and Paying It Forward with Oil

January 13, 2015

Ecuador's President Correa was well-rewarded for his trip last week to China, but this could have grave impacts for the Amazon and the people who live there.

CONAIE Headquarters To Be Shut Down

CONAIE Headquarters To Be Shut Down

Indigenous Peoples of Ecuador Request International Support

January 7, 2015The Society Pages

Yesterday, in Quito, Ecuador, hundreds of Indigenous people from around the country, including those from the Amazon, the Sierra and the Coast, gathered outside the offices of CONAIE, in the north of the city, to continue the fight against a government plan to close the organisation's headquarters.

People Power for Climate Justice!

People Power for Climate Justice!

COP20 Lima and a call to action in 2015

December 24, 2014

Earlier this month, the world's eyes were on Lima as 196 nations debated what to do about climate change at the UN COP20 climate summit. While world leaders debated, negotiated, signed and didn't sign agreements, Amazon Watch and our allies sounded the alarm on the critical importance of the Amazon rainforest and indigenous ancestral territories in maintaining climate stability.

Indigenous Voices: A Call to Keep the Oil in the Ground

Indigenous Voices: A Call to Keep the Oil in the Ground

December 12, 2014Huffington Post

I walk a small path, surrounded by an infinite number of trees, plants and the scent of flowers. My lungs fill with pure, fresh air when I take a deep breath. My bare feet touch the ground, damp from yesterday's rain. This is my home. This is where I grew up. This is what I want to share with my children one day.

Ecuador's Crackdown on Critics on Full Display as COP20 Climate Conference Begins

Ecuador's Crackdown on Critics on Full Display as COP20 Climate Conference Begins

UPDATE: Yasunidos and Climate Caravan arrive in Lima!

December 5, 2014

A delegation from the environmental collective Yasunidos finally arrived to Lima, Peru today after a week of harassment and intimidation by Ecuadorian police and military that sought to prevent them from crossing the border to attend the COP20 climate conference, and thrust the Ecuadorian government's continued domestic crackdown on civil society critics into the international spotlight.

Latin America Moves Towards Decarbonising the Economy

November 17, 2014IPS

When the advances made towards curbing global warming are analysed in the first 12 days of December in Lima, during the 20th climate conference, Latin America will present some achievements, as well as the many challenges it faces in "decarbonising development".

Guardians of Life: The Indigenous Women Fighting Oil Exploitation in the Amazon

Guardians of Life: The Indigenous Women Fighting Oil Exploitation in the Amazon

November 3, 2014Washington Post

Felipe Jacome's set of photos Amazon: Guardians of Life documents the struggles of indigenous women defending the Ecuadoran Amazon through portraits combined with the powerful written testimonies.

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