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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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.

A Rising North for the Amazon

A Rising North for the Amazon

October 31, 2014

Growing up in the Amazon, it didn't cross my mind that one day I would be sitting in a Chelsea apartment in New York City writing about the importance of organized civil society movements and demanding that governments take action towards the protection of the only planet that we have.

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.

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.

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