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Advocacy Groups Blast Chevron for Retaliation Tactics Against Ecuador Villagers and Their Supporters

U.S. legal advocate for Ecuadorians announces crack appellate team as final briefs are filed in Chevron's Retaliatory RICO Case

January 23, 2014

Washington, DC – More than 40 U.S. civil society groups are coming to the defense of the Ecuadorian indigenous and farmer communities who won a historic environmental lawsuit against Chevron but have been subject to vicious retaliatory attacks by the oil company, according to a letter released today.

First International Tribunal on Rights of Nature

Inaugural session in Ecuador admits nine cases

January 21, 2014

Quito, Ecuador – Before an audience of 400 people, the world's first Ethics Tribunal on the Rights of Nature and Mother Earth held its inaugural session in Quito, Ecuador, the first country to recognize the Rights of Nature in its constitution. The Tribunal will be a permanent platform for hearing and judging cases from around the world.

Edgy Satire Blasts Chevron over Ecuador Case

January 21, 2014

Oakland, CA – Today Amazon Watch released an edgy satire created by Pulitzer-winning animator Mark Fiore blasting Chevron's unprecedented tactics to avoid responsibility for its admitted acts of environmental destruction in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Prominent Organizations Publicly Condemn Chevron's Actions in Ecuador Case

December 18, 2013

Oakland, CA – Today, a dozen prominent environmental and human rights organizations including Amazon Watch, the Sierra Club, and Food and Water Watch issued a public letter condemning Chevron's actions in its decades-long legal battle to evade responsibility for deliberately dumping billions of gallons of toxic wastewater into the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.

Canada Orders Enforcement Action to Proceed Against Chevron in Ecuador Pollution Case

Canada Orders Enforcement Action to Proceed Against Chevron in Ecuador Pollution Case

December 17, 2013

Toronto, Canada – Indigenous and farmer communities in Ecuador scored a major victory over Chevron today when an Ontario appeals court ruled they have the right to pursue enforcement of a $9.5 billion Ecuadorian court judgment against Chevron's assets in Canada. "After all these years, the Ecuadorian plaintiffs deserve to have the recognition and enforcement of the Ecuadorian judgment heard in an appropriate jurisdiction," said the decision.

Over 100 International Organizations Standing in Solidarity with Fundación Pachamama

On International Human Rights Day, the call for immediate reversal is echoed globally

December 10, 2013Fundación Pachamama

Last week's dissolution by the Ecuadorian government of the NGO, Fundación Pachamama, has resulted in an outcry of international support from organizations around the world, calling for the immediate reversal of what they agree was an illegal act to repress civil liberties.

Amazon Watch Statement of Support for Fundación Pachamama Ecuador

December 6, 2013

Amazon Watch deplores the arbitrary shut down of our ally organization Fundación Pachamama, a non-governmental organization dedicated to human rights and the rights of nature. We respectfully call on President Correa and the Ecuadorian authorities to respect human rights, reinstate Fundación Pachamama, and end the crackdown on democracy and open society.

Protests Grow as Ecuador's Amazon Oil Auction Closes

Indigenous leaders and allies mobilize in Quito to contest final 11th Round bids

November 27, 2013

Quito, Ecuador – Protesters gathered outside the Oil and Energy Conference at the Marriott Hotel in Quito yesterday where meetings took place in a final push by the Ecuadorian government to auction off 13 oil blocks that are part of the 11th Round of oil-licensing covering over six million acres of rainforest in the Amazon.

Belo Sun Mining Project Suspended in Brazilian Amazon

Suspension of environmental licensing for controversial project reflects omission of impacts on indigenous peoples from faulty Environmental Impact Assessment

November 21, 2013

Altamira, Brazil – In response to a civil lawsuit filed by the Federal Public Prosecutor's office in the state of Pará, a federal judge has ordered the immediate suspension of environmental licensing for a massive gold mining project proposed by Canadian-based Belo Sun Mining along the Big Bend of the Xingu River.

Brazil's Belo Monte Dam Faces Renewed Protest in Europe

Street protests in Paris follow lively debate in European Parliament in Brussels

November 15, 2013

Paris, France – Brazil's polemic Belo Monte dam faced fresh protests in Europe this week marked by a Brussels conference where EU Green Party Parliamentarians and diverse dam opponents sparred with leading Brazilian government officials. Protest activities then shifted to Paris where today's street demonstrations and public events led by Amazonian activist Antonia Melo denounce French and other European corporate interests backing Brazil's Amazon dam-building boom.

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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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