Eye on the Amazon

A Photo Essay of Achuar Life and Resistance to Oil Drilling

Amazon Watch's Corporate Campaigns Director Mitch Anderson recently traveled deep into the heart of the territory of the Achuar people in Peru, and he has posted a moving photo essay about his recent visit.

It begins:

For centuries the Achuar people have lived in harmony with the Amazon rainforest. But now, the unrelenting drive for oil has reached the deepest regions of their territory. Canadian oil company Talisman Energy has already cleared hundred of kilometers of seismic lines in the northern Peruvian Amazon — and is now beginning to drill exploratory wells.

Click here to see the full photo essay.

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