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Oil Exploration Is No Way To Protect Indigenous Culture and Territories

Oil Exploration Is No Way To Protect Indigenous Culture and Territories

The Sápara culture was declared a Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO in 2001. In 2017, it is still in grave danger of being destroyed by fossil fuel exploration.

July 31, 2017

Even being recognized by the UN as a Patrimony of Humanity has not been sufficient to protect the culture and territory of the Sápara people, who face continued threats from oil drilling in their rainforest homes in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

How We Win: Speak Truth to Power and Build Solidarity

How We Win: Speak Truth to Power and Build Solidarity

July 19, 2017

"Andes Petroleum will have the blood of my people on their hands if it doesn't stay out of our sacred rainforest.,"

Ecuadorian Government Refuses To Appear at Hearing on Threat of Extractive Industry to Indigenous Peoples

Ecuadorian Government Refuses To Appear at Hearing on Threat of Extractive Industry to Indigenous Peoples

July 14, 2017

The absence of government representatives at the hearing doesn’t bode well for such a visit, nor for an improvement in respect for human rights in the country. Hopefully, the new government will soon remember that, as a member of the Organization of American States, it’s not an option but an obligation to participate in the IACHR.

Indigenous Mobilization Results in Steps To End Criminalization in Ecuador

Indigenous Mobilization Results in Steps To End Criminalization in Ecuador

May 31, 2017

Although this isn't a full victory, it marks a significant step in the right direction toward ending the criminalization of indigenous protest in Ecuador and is a clear demonstration of the power of mass mobilization and international support.

Mobilizing for Indigenous Rights and Climate Justice from the Arctic to the Amazon

Mobilizing for Indigenous Rights and Climate Justice from the Arctic to the Amazon

May 2, 2017

"Our participation in the Peoples Climate March was very important because we were able to bring the voice of our Amazon all the way here, showing the world that we are resisting her plunder."

Ecuadorian Indigenous Leaders Deliver Letter Calling on China to Abandon Oil Drilling in Their Territory as Ecuador Faces U.N. Review

Ecuadorian Indigenous Leaders Deliver Letter Calling on China to Abandon Oil Drilling in Their Territory as Ecuador Faces U.N. Review

On Saturday, the leaders participated in the Peoples Climate March alongside other indigenous leaders and actor Leonardo DiCaprio

May 1, 2017

New York, NY – Indigenous leaders Manari and Gloria Ushigua from the Sápara nation of the Ecuadorian Amazon delivered a letter this morning addressed to the Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China before the United Nations in New York, in which they call on its state-run oil companies to abandon drilling plans on their rainforest territory. Their action occurs on the same day that Ecuador faces scrutiny from the U.N. Human Rights Council during the body's Universal Periodic Review of the country.

Solar Power Lights Up Amazon Communities Fighting Dirty Energy

Solar Power Lights Up Amazon Communities Fighting Dirty Energy

April 18, 2017

"The government can't call us hypocrites for opposing oil extraction yet using dirty diesel generators. We've made the first big step towards being fossil fuel-free – the government should learn from us."

Ecuador Election: No Good Option for the Amazon

Ecuador Election: No Good Option for the Amazon

March 31, 2017

Regardless of who wins, the response to the escalated social conflicts over extractive industry projects, rollback of indigenous rights, and criminalization of civil society protest will be an early and pressing challenge for the incoming administration.

The Controversy That Could Swing Ecuador's Election

Outgoing President Rafael Correa's mining deals have alienated groups that once supported him. That could cost his heir apparent on Sunday.

March 29, 2017Americas Quarterly

Indigenous people make up as much as 30 percent of Ecuador's 16.5 million citizens, and their swing to Lasso could be the deciding factor in the run-off elections.

Community-Based Projects Are a Climate Change Solution and Need Our Support

Community-Based Projects Are a Climate Change Solution and Need Our Support

March 29, 2017

Throughout these years of peaceful resistance and advocating for the Amazon, I have grown to understand that a great way to fight against exploitative oil, gas, and mining development is to support community-based economic initiatives.

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Amplify! A Celebration of Voices from the Amazon

On September 27th, 2017 Amazon Watch will hold its annual gala in San Francisco at the Bently Reserve.

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