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Braving Death Threats, Ecuadorian Villagers Ask U.N. to Block Chevron From Attacking Human Rights Defenders Who Obtained Historic Judgment

January 21, 2016

Geneva, Switzerland – Ecuadorian indigenous villagers who braved death threats in their battle with Chevron have teamed up with a leading international organization to demand that the United Nations block the oil giant from continuing an intimidation campaign targeting the human rights advocates who obtained a legally-binding $10 billion environmental pollution judgment against the company.

Ecuador to Sign Contracts for Two Controversial Amazonian Oil Blocks

Indigenous Peoples Reject Oil Plans, Vow to Resist Project

January 20, 2016

Quito, Ecuador – The Ecuadorian government has announced imminent plans to sign contracts for two controversial Amazonian oil blocks which are facing adamant opposition from local indigenous people residing within the roughly half-a-million acre concessions and beyond.

IACHR Opens Case Against Brazil for Human Rights Violations Related to Belo Monte Dam

IACHR Opens Case Against Brazil for Human Rights Violations Related to Belo Monte Dam

Four years after civil society organizations filed their original petition, the Commission opens the case, asking the Brazilian government to respond to allegations of human rights violations stemming from the hydroelectric project under construction in the Brazilian Amazon.

January 7, 2016

Washington, DC – As the first reservoirs of the Belo Monte Dam are being filled, the Brazilian government is coming under fire from international organizations. On December 21, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights opened a case against Brazil, which was challenged by affected communities represented by the Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), Justiça Global and the Sociedade Paraense de Defesa de Direitos Humanos (SDDH).

In 2016, Chevron Faces Potential "Litigation Catastrophe" Over Ecuador Pollution Liability

January 4, 2016

New York, NY – In 2016, Chevron faces a potential litigation catastrophe over its $10 billion "Amazon Chernobyl" pollution liability as rainforest villagers step up efforts to force company assets into receivership to pay for a court-ordered clean-up of what experts consider to be one of the worst oil-related environmental disasters in history.

Climate Agreement Reached, but Fails to Recognize Indigenous Rights and Climate Justice

Amazon Watch Statement on COP21 Agreement

December 12, 2015

Paris, France – Over the last two weeks, Amazon Watch stood in solidarity with indigenous peoples and front line communities as they forcefully advocated for their rights and promoted true climate solutions at the COP21 climate summit. As the details of the Paris Accord are being revealed, we continue to support their rights, solutions and their denunciations of the agreement as inadequate and a potential death sentence for vulnerable communities everywhere.

Amazonian "Canoe of Life" Brings Indigenous Rights Message to COP21

Indigenous Hand-Carved Canoe from Ecuadorian Amazon Arrives in Paris

December 8, 2015

Paris, France – At a sunrise ceremony on the Canal de la Villette, representatives of the Kichwa community of Sarayaku from the rainforests of Ecuador announced the arrival of a hand-carved 30-foot long traditional Amazonian canoe. The 10,000 km journey, three months in the making, marks the first time an Amazonian canoe of this kind has arrived to France.

Sunrise Ceremony for Arrival of Canoe of Life from the Ecuadorian Amazon

December 7, 2015

Paris, France – Join us for a ceremonial welcoming of the Canoe of Life, specially built for the COP21 by the Kichwa community of Sarayaku in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Brazilian Indigenous Movement Receives Prominent UN Environmental Prize at COP21 in Paris

December 7, 2015

Paris, France – Indigenous leaders Maria Leusa Kaba Munduruku and Rozeninho Saw Munduruku will receive today the prestigious UNDP Equator Prize at an awards ceremony at COP 21, in recognition of the Munduruku people's courageous efforts to protect their territories in the Brazilian Amazon from threats posed by planned hydroelectric dams, as well as illegal logging and mining.

Historic Kayak Action demands Indigenous Peoples Rights in Paris Climate Accord

December 6, 2015

Paris, France – An all-Indigenous flotilla of kayaks took to the waters of Paris today, followed by a press conference featuring Indigenous leaders from the Americas delivering strong messages: warnings of the worst consequences of climate change, and holistic solutions to protect Mother Earth. This event, proposed by the Kichwa community of the Sarayaku, served as a platform to reject false climate solutions, and to deliver three key documents designed as a means to address climate change.

Indigenous Flotilla of Kayaks and Press Conference Demanding True Climate Solutions at COP21

December 5, 2015

Paris, France – During the COP21 climate talks, Indigenous Peoples from the Arctic to the Amazon and their allies will gather to demand real climate solutions, including bottom-up initiatives originating in Indigenous knowledge, culture, and spirituality.

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