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In 2024, Anti-Chevron Day Has Become Anti-Chevron Month

With too many human rights violations to recognize in just one day, Chevron faces ever-growing opposition on the eve of its annual meeting

On any list of worst corporate actors concerning human rights, the environment, accountability, transparency, and governance, Chevron consistently ranks at or near the top.

Oil Debt: Financing Amazon Destruction

A new documentary highlights the efforts of the Achuar, Wampís, and Chapra nations from the Peruvian Amazon against state-run oil company Petroperú and its financiers

The 2024 Banking on Climate Chaos report is the most comprehensive analysis of the financial institutions backing the fossil fuel industry and the policies of the world’s 60 largest banks enabling this financing.

Recent Reports

Amazon in Focus 2023

Over the last year, hope and progress for the future of the Amazon and climate has been restored. With immense joy and pride, we celebrate recent victories to protect Indigenous land rights with the civil society consultation to keep oil in the ground in the Yasuní National Park in Ecuador and the Brazilian Supreme Court ruling declaring “Marco...

Amazon Underworld

Criminal Economies in the World's Largest Rainforest

This report shows how criminal organizations and armed groups have expanded their presence, increased their political control, and diversified their economies in the Amazon with disastrous impacts on Indigenous peoples.

News on Indigenous Rights, the Amazon, and Our Global Climate Crisis

Wall Street Banks Fund the Destruction of Our Indigenous Land

Newsweek | As representatives of communities who pay the highest costs of this toxic business, Indigenous Peoples demand banks prohibit new financing of Petroperú, and prevent its clients from pursuing new oil expansion.

Amazon Watch at UNPFII: Safeguarding the Right to Self-determination

At the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Amazon Watch amplified Indigenous voices of strong female leaders underscoring the urgency of safeguarding the right to self-determination on the path to COP30

Achieving Indigenous autonomies and territorial governance, where self-determination is exercised, requires dismantling the mandates imposed by colonial and extractivist states and transforming them based on indigenous worldviews of harmony and collectivity.

Unmasking the Environmental and Human Rights Threats of Canadian Corporations

Despite its promises, Canada rejects key recommendations on the framework of the Universal Periodic Review and remains a threat to human rights and the environment

Contrary to upholding Indigenous rights, Canada rejected crucial recommendations regarding the regulation of its companies operating in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ecuadorians Vote to Strengthen Security Measures and Reject Neoliberal Economic Reforms in Latest Referendum

Ballot measures proposing a return to international arbitration mechanisms and that weaken labor laws lose by wide margin

Ecuadorian voters sent a clear message to President Daniel Noboa on Sunday, in the country’s second referendum vote in under a year: they want security, but they saw through his attempt to sneak through right-wing economic reforms.

Mounting Resistance to the Ferrogrão Railway in the Brazilian Amazon

An unprecedented popular alliance is fighting to prevent the progress of a disastrous Amazonian mega-project

As the world turns its eyes to Brazil for next year’s critical COP30 climate summit, the future of the Amazon and its peoples stand at a dangerous crossroads as Brazilian agribusiness and global commodity traders attempt to drive a mega-railway through it.

28 Months Later: Aftermath of a Massacre in the Colombian Amazon

Following the government killing of a Kichwa Indigenous leader, his successor organizes for justice and reparations for their community

Deep in the Colombian Amazon, the Indigenous community of Lower Remanso is fighting for truth, justice, and reparations. Two years ago, their leader was one of several civilians killed by the Colombian army.

Shuar Arutam People Notch Major Wins Against Amazon Mining in March

In a span of only three weeks, the PSHA launch a series of successful actions at a local, national, and international level to reaffirm their opposition against Solaris Resources’ Warintza project

The past month saw significant victories for the Shuar, turning the tide against Canadian mining company Solaris Resources.