Indigenous leaders traveled to Paris and London to protest the construction of mega-dams in the Amazon.
Protesters in front of the court house where Shuar Indigenous leader Pepe Acacho and others are being processed demand that the charges against them be dropped.
Outside the Brazilian Congress and Presidential Palace, hundreds of people gathered in protest, including indigenous chiefs and community leaders from the Xingu River basin.
This is the first in a series of photo essays documenting the cultural and environmental destruction in this region of Ecuador by Texaco (now Chevron).
Amazon Watch attended the Cancun climate talks where we worked to elevate the voices of our Amazonian Indigenous allies.
In late October of 2010, Amazon Watch had the pleasure of helping to facilitate the visit of our long-time colleague Henderson Rengifo, currently a leader with AIDESEP and previous treasurer of FECONACO in northern Peru.
Colombian indigenous leaders from the U'wa people visited friends old and new in San Francisco and Los Angeles in late September of 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.
For centuries the Achuar people have lived in harmony with the Amazon rainforest. But now, the unrelenting drive for oil has reached the deepest regions of their territory.
A spirited protest at the White House during the visit of Peruvian president Alan Garcia with U.S. president Barack Obama.