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Ecuadorian Government Provisionally Delays Suspension of Environmental Organization's Legal Status

March 20, 2009

Members of Acción Ecológica, a close partner organization of Amazon Watch, were notified yesterday by Ecuador's Ministry of Health that the suspension of their legal status to operate in the country was provisionally put on hold. The Ecuadorian government will reach a final decision on this matter within two months. [...]

Brazil's Madeira Riverbank Dwellers Call for Help

March 20, 2009

Members of the riverbank communities on Brazil’s Madeira River sent a letter to Brazil’s President Lula da Silva prior to his visit to see work on the two dam sites of Santo Antonio and Jirau, key projects of the Initiative for the Regional Integration of Infrastructure in South America (IIRSA). [...]

COIAB meets with Prince Charles in Manaus

March 13, 2009

The coordinator-general of the National Indigenous Organization of the Brazilian Amazon (COIAB), Jecinaldo Satere, delivered a document to the heir of the British throne detailing the position of indigenous peoples on environmental issues.  Jecinaldo Satere Mawe met with Prince Charles at 3pm local time on Friday March 13, at the headquarters of the Permaculture Institute of the Amazon (INPA) in Manaus, Brazil. [...]

Amazon Watch on Good Morning America

March 11, 2009

Amazon Watch was featured on Good Morning America in its recent series of reports about the Amazon. The report, which aired on March 11 and was entitled "At Home in the Amazon", focuses on the plight of indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolation, deep in the rainforest. [...]

Yasuní: The Last Chance or the First Step?

March 5, 2009

Yasuní: The Last Chance or the First Step? By Esperanza MartínezAcción Ecologica On Februray 5, 2009, presidential decree number 1572 indefinitely extended an initiative not to exploit crude oil located in Yasuní National Park in Ecuador. With this, the Yasuní-ITT initiative was saved from one of the biggest problems that conspired against the original proposal — [...]

U'wa Statements on the 10th Anniversary of the Murder of Terry, Ingrid, and Lahe

March 4, 2009

CONTEXT: March 4, 2009 marks a decade after the murder in Colombia of Terence Freitas, Ingrid Washinawatok and Lahe'ena'e Gay, who were all passionate advocates of indigenous rights around the world. The three activists were kidnapped by armed men during a visit to the territory of Colombia’s U’wa indigenous people. [...]

Oil Spill Seriously Affects the Health of Indigenous Communities along the River Coca

March 4, 2009

A communiqué from the Ecuadorian indigenous federation CONAIE Quito, March 3, 2009 The discharge of oil caused by the collapse of the OCP (the second largest pipeline in Ecuador) has threatened the health of more than 40 native communities whose ancestral territories are to be found along the River Coca and the River Napo. [...]

Ecuador Pipeline Suffers Major Oil Spill Thousands of Gallons of Heavy Crude Flood River and Surrounding Ecosystem

February 27, 2009

On Wednesday February 25, Ecuador’s privately built and operated OCP pipeline ruptured, spilling at least 14,000 gallons of crude into the Santa Rosa river. The river flows east through the Napo province and into the country’s Amazon region. [...]

President condemned for uncontacted tribes policy

January 30, 2009

From Survival International President Correa has been condemned by Ecuador's national indigenous peoples' organisation CONAIE over his policy towards uncontacted Indians. 'Correa's regime is promoting oil production on land inhabited by uncontacted tribes,' says a statement from CONAIE. The statement was made in an open letter to the World Social Forum being held in the Amazon town of Belem in Brazil [...]

Ecuadorian Indigenous Federation Protests Mining Law

January 21, 2009

(Quito, January 21. [...]

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