This groundbreaking documentary is about the Kichwa indigenous people of Sarayaku, Ecuador and their successful international legal battle to prevent oil exploration on their land without their consent.
Rio+20 was recently held in Rio de Janeiro, yet Brazil's current energy polices have created glaring setbacks for the rights of indigenous peoples, the environment and Brazilian democracy.
For over 15 years, Amazon Watch has stood with the indigenous peoples of the Amazon Basin.
A new short film about the struggle to defend the Xingu River and its people from the Belo Monte Dam and the Brazilian government's development plans for the Amazon.
To meet growing demand, Brazil is harnessing hydroelectric energy and building dams, some among the largest in the world. But not everyone is happy about it.
An international coalition protested outside the Chevron shareholders' meeting Wednesday in San Ramon, claiming the company is engaging in risky and dangerous operations overseas.
Over almost three decades of oil drilling in Ecuador's Amazon, Chevron dumped billions of gallons of toxic waste into waterways relied on by local inhabitants for their drinking water.
An Amazon Watch "Green-Bag Lunch" presentationJanuary 25, 2012
While Brazil prepares to host the Rio +20 Earth Summit and present itself as a leading model for sustainable development, it is undertaking measures that will put the Amazon in jeopardy.
With an estimated cost of at least $14 billion, Brazil's Belo Monte Dam is leaving a large footprint - one that looks like it will stamp out local residents.
A priest who has worked with the Achuar and the Shuar-Wampisa people for ten years says that Talisman Energy's operations are causing conflict and risking lives.