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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Sarayaku People's Struggle for Justice in Ecuador Presented in Interactive Digital Map

Sarayaku People's Struggle for Justice in Ecuador Presented in Interactive Digital Map

Public Compliance Hearing at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Is Occasion for Publication of Online Tool

December 2, 2016

On the occasion of a public compliance hearing at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights today, members of the indigenous Kichwa community in Sarayaku exposed the Ecuadorian State's failure to comply with the 2012 judgement issued by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, using a new interactive digital story-map to demonstrate how the Ecuadorian State parceled off even more of their territory to oil companies.

We're Not Giving Up On Our Climate! Our Future Is Depending On Us!

We're Not Giving Up On Our Climate! Our Future Is Depending On Us!

November 22, 2016

We will not let Trump or anyone else stand in our way of defending our climate, our rights, or the Amazon. Join us in calling for an end to Amazon crude and to keep all fossil fuels in the ground to avert climate chaos!

Reimagining Progress: Voices from the Ecuadorian Amazon

Reimagining Progress: Voices from the Ecuadorian Amazon

October 24, 2016

Developed jointly by the pair after experiencing first-hand the pressures faced by indigenous people in the Ecuadorian Amazon during 2015, the project was launched with the primary aim of raising international awareness of some of the key threats currently faced by the Sápara and Kichwa communities of Ecuador, specifically their long-running struggle to resist the imminent entry of oil companies onto their territory and efforts to preserve their culture in the face of globalization.

Yasuní Man Film Is an Intimate Portrait of a Beautiful Land Under Siege for Its Oil

Yasuní Man Film Is an Intimate Portrait of a Beautiful Land Under Siege for Its Oil

US biologist Ryan Killackey spent seven years filming a polemical account of a remote forest community under pressure from US and Chinese oil companies

October 12, 2016The Guardian

In recent weeks, the first wells inside the Yasuni fields have come into full commercial operation. According to Amazon Watch, the oil from the Yasuni fields is being pumped to California, where it is processed at US refineries.

Amazonian Communities at the Front Line Against Climate Change

October 10, 2016openDemocracy

In spite of their frequent exclusion from the debate, indigenous communities are proposing innovative solutions to the international community regarding environmental protection and climate change.

Amazon Watch 20th Anniversary Gala

Amazon Watch 20th Anniversary Gala

October 7, 2016

Thank you to all our friends and supporters who joined us at our 20th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday in San Francisco, where we shared food, music, dancing, and inspiring words about our last 20 years and our vision for the years to come supporting indigenous peoples and protecting the Amazon.

U.S. Imports of Amazon Crude Oil Driving Expansion of Oil Operations

Crude oil imported to the U.S. from the Amazon, most of which gets refined in California, is driving expansion of oil operations into the rainforest

September 30, 2016Mongabay

Crude oil imported to the U.S. from the Amazon, most of which gets refined in California, is driving expansion of oil operations into the rainforest, according to a new report.

U.S. Drives Rainforest Destruction By Importing Amazon Oil, Study Finds

The report found that California, despite its green reputation, is refining the majority of crude oil – with one facility accounting for 24% of the US total

September 28, 2016The Guardian

U.S. imports of crude oil from the Amazon are driving the destruction of some of the rainforest ecosystem's most pristine areas and releasing copious amounts of greenhouse gases, according to a new report conducted by environmental group Amazon Watch.

Now Is the Time To #EndAmazonCrude!

Now Is the Time To #EndAmazonCrude!

September 28, 2016

Today Amazon Watch issued a new call to the consumers and companies in the U.S. and around the world: End Amazon Crude! With the release of a new investigative report, an animated video by long-time ally and Pulitzer Prize winning animator Mark Fiore, an infographic, and a petition to demand that refineries in the U.S. stop sourcing crude from the rainforest, our new campaign to End Amazon Crude kicks off with a bang, and we want you to join us in this important call to action.

From Well to Wheel

From Well to Wheel

The Social, Environmental, and Climate Costs of Amazon Crude

September 2016

Unbeknownst to most, oil extraction in the Amazon is not only rampant; it is also expanding rapidly as global supplies dwindle and economic pressures multiply. Even lesser known is the fact that the majority of this rainforest-destroying fossil fuel ends up in gas tanks throughout the United States.

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