Investor's Eye on the Amazon - February 2011

February 2011

This is the first issue of our Investor's Eye on the Amazon quarterly newsletter, an initiative that seeks to provide institutional investors, industry analysts and researchers with an informative and sophisticated analysis of the most pressing issues facing the Amazon rainforest.More »

FPIC: The Right to Decide

FPIC: The Right to Decide

February 2011

This briefing paper focuses on the roles and responsibilities of companies, investors and finance institutions to identify, prevent and address the adverse human rights impacts of company operations.More »

Understanding Recent Developments in the Landmark Chevron-Ecuador Case

Winter 2011

After more than 17 years of litigation, the monumental class action against oil giant Chevron (formerly Texaco) for widespread environmental devastation in the Ecuadorian Amazon is nearing an end. This briefing paper provides a brief background on this historic legal battle, followed by an outline of some of Chevron's strategies to evade accountability for one of the world's worst ecological disasters.More »

Colombia's U'wa Face New Threats

U'wa Indigenous Group Confront New Threats to their Lives and Territory

January 2011

Known as "the people who speak", the U'wa are a peaceful Indigenous community of roughly 6,200 people who live in the cloud forest of northeastern Colombia, straddling the border with Venezuela. They have fought against oil development on their land for over 15 years. More »

Brazil's Belo Monte Dam: A Major Threat to the Amazon and Its People

January 2011

This briefing paper focuses on the Brazilian government's plans to build the third-largest dam in the world and one of the Amazon's most controversial development projects.More »

Amazon in Focus 2010

Amazon in Focus 2010

Fall 2010

In this year’s Amazon in Focus, we are pleased to present to you powerful and insightful articles from our campaigners in the field. The journeys and events that inspired these articles demonstrate the breadth of our work and, at the same time, the depth of our connection to our indigenous partners and the rainforest.More »

The Achuar and Talisman Energy

May 3, 2010

The Achuar indigenous people live in the Corrientes, Pastaza, and Morona river basins in the northern Peruvian Amazon. Achuar lands sit atop oil fields, although relatively marginal in terms of the quality and accessibility of the reserves. [...]More »

BID en la Mira (IDB Watch)

March 11, 2010 | IDB Watch

A publication that exposes the failures of the Inter-American Bank.More »

Amazon in Focus 2009

October 6, 2009

In celebration of our 13th year protecting the Amazon rainforest and its indigenous peoples, Amazon Watch released the second edition of Amazon in Focus. [...]More »

Declaration to Reform Brazil's National Development Bank

September 11, 2009

The following declaration, entitled "Towards a Democratic BNDES," is authored by a group of Brazilian civil society organizations and social movements, called the "Plataforma BNDES". [...]More »


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