Showing updates 71 - 80 of 296 total  |  Page 8 of 30

Yasuní-ITT: Chronicle of a Death Foretold?

January 19, 2010

by Kevin Koenig, Northern Amazon Program Coordinator Ecuador's historic proposal to keep some 850 million barrels of crude that lay beneath the country's stunning Yasuní National Park hit a familiar roadblock last weekend, as President Rafael Correa undermined his own negotiating team, denounced foreign donors, and threatened to drill in the ITT oil block (named for the oil wells Ishpingo, Tambococha, Tip [...]

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

January 14, 2010

Indigenous peoples contribute extensibly to humanity's cultural diversity, enriching it with more than two thirds of its languages and an extraordinary amount of its traditional knowledge. There are over 370 million indigenous people in some 90 countries, living in all regions of the world. The situation of indigenous peoples in many parts of the world is critical today. [...]

Letter to GDF Suez Protesting the Company's Destructive Role in the Madeira River Complex

January 14, 2010

The following letter was sent by a coalition of civil society organizations from Brazil, France, the United States and Peru to Mr. Gérard Mestrallet, the President of French company GDF Suez, due to the company's unethical involvement in the construction of the immensely destructive Jirau hydroelectric dam on Brazil's Madeira River. Mr. [...]

US sabotages negotiations on draft REDD text

December 16, 2009

by Chris Lang / (bellacenter-COP15-Copenhagen, Denmark)– Discussions late into the night on Monday (14 December 2009) in Copenhagen made the REDD text worse. The main culprits were the US and Colombia. [...]


December 10, 2009

Media Contacts: Copenhagen: Andrew Miller +45-53997413 (mobile)Kevin Koenig +45-53996824 (mobile)San Francisco: Ruxandra Guidi +1-512-704-3150 (mobile)  Official delegations from 192 countries – including an estimated 100 heads of state amongst them U.S. [...]

Letter from Peoples Affected by Brazil's Development Bank

November 25, 2009

The following letter came out of a three-day meeting organized by the Plataforma BNDES, a group of Brazilian and South American civil society organizations and social movements pushing to reform Brazil's Development Bank (BNDES) from a highly questionable and destructive development model. [...]

U'wa Resistance Against Petroleum and Megaprojects

October 8, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009By: Actualidad Étnica The U'wa indigenous community, that has opposed the exploitation of natural resources in their sacred and ancestral territory since 1995, announced that they will carry out a resistance action in Cubará, Boyacá on October 12 and 13. [...]

COLOMBIA: Resistencia Uwa contra petroleras y megaproyectos

October 8, 2009

La comunidad indígena Uwa, que desde 1995 se ha opuesto a la explotación de recursos naturales en su territorio sagrado y ancestral, anunció que simultáneamente a la gran Minga Nacional, este 12 y 13 de octubre realizará una actividad de resistencia en Cubará, Boyacá, para manifestar su oposición contra las actividades que actualmente Ecopetrol realiza en la zona y otros megaproyectos que el Gobierno Nacional preten [...]

Open Letter from the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon to Ecuador and the World

October 1, 2009

Open Letter from theConfederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazonto Ecuador and the WorldPuyo, EcuadorUnión BaseSeptember 30, 2009 The Governing Council of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon CONFENIAE, denounces and holds responsible the government of Rafael Correa Delgado before the national and international human rights organizations in witness of t [...]

The Madeira Dams: Impacts and Actions in Bolivian Territory

September 4, 2009

Jirau and Santo Antonio promise to cost much more than the stated financial value of their construction: deforestation, disease, damage to fish populations, just to name a few. These and other costs, however, will not be paid only by Brazilians; Bolivians will also bear the costs of these mega-projects. By: Thais Iervolino, Translated by: Sérgio Veloso dos Santos Júnior Energy. [...]

Showing updates 71 - 80 of 296 total  |  Page 8 of 30


Yes, I will donate to protect the Amazon!

"The work you do is vital, and I am happy to support it."
– Charlotte R. A.