Amazon Watch is a nonprofit organization Founded in 1996, and based in Oakland, California, it works to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. It partners with indigenous and environmental organizations in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Brazil in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon's ecological systems.

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  • Amazon Watch E.D. Leila Salazar Lopez speaks at the Amazon Watch annual Gala in San Francisco on Sep 27, 2017. Amazon Watch partners with the Amazon’s indigenous peoples because they are the rights holders and best stewards of the life-giving rainforest, harnessing ancient knowledge and practical solutions to the most challenging issues of our time, especially climate change. Considering today’s...

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  • Aura Tegría Cristancho is a 26-year old indigenous lawyer from Colombia’s U’wa Nation. Since late 2013, she has served as the legal advisor to the U’wa Association of Traditional Authorities and Councils (ASOU’WA). In September, 2017 our friend and ally Aura Tegria traveled from her home in U’wa territory of the cloud forests of Colombia on a multi-city tour in the U.S. Aura brought with her the ...

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  • There are many ways to #resist the Trump Administration and the fossil fuel industry’s efforts to stop the clean energy revolution. Our indigenous allies in the Amazon are not only directly challenging oil drilling and large dams, but they are using solar power to do it. These #EarthDefenders are leading by example and in partnership with Empowered by Light Amazon Watch is working to support their...

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  • Since its beginning 20 years ago, Amazon Watch has been deeply committed to defending indigenous peoples' rights and territories, for they are the best guardians of their rainforest homes. Considering that indigenous lands hold 80% of global biodiversity, it is no surprise that extractive industries want their resources. If left to them, the Amazon's Sacred Headwaters would become one big oil fi...

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  • Destroying the Rainforest, devastating the climate, deadly for indigenous peoples. Join the movement at http://amazonwatch.org/endamazoncrude. When most people think of where we get our oil, they primarily think of the Middle East. The tar sands of northern Canada or domestic fracking also come to mind. But drilling for oil in the Amazon? Not likely. Surprisingly oil extraction in the Amazon is r...

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  • Join us in celebrating 20 years of protecting the Amazon and advancing the rights of indigenous peoples! We invite you to join us on October 5th in San Francisco for a special evening filled with delicious food and drinks, inspiring stories from the Amazon from both indigenous leaders and our staff, a rousing auction, and live entertainment, including Nahko, DJ Riddm and local Brazilian musicians...

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  • Colombia's U'wa indigenous people continue their multi-decade fight for control of their ancestral territory. U'wa lawyer Aura Tegría will travel to the World Conservation Congress in September to press their case amongst governments, international environmental organizations, and media. She has been invited to join UN indigenous rights expert Vicky Tauli-Corpuz on a panel highlighting challenges ...

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  • **For English Subtitles: Click subtitles / closed captions icon on lower right-hand screen** Mobilization of the U'wa Indigenous People to Protect Their Sacred Snow-capped Mountain: Once again the U'wa people are nonviolently mobilizing in defense of their fragile environment. Since mid-March they have instituted 'territorial control', prohibiting tourists from climbing on their sacred Mount Zizu...

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  • Amazon Watch works to protect the rainforest by advancing the rights of indigenous peoples. At COP21 in Paris, we worked closely with indigenous leaders to help amplify the calls to keep the oil in the ground and stop mega-dams in the Amazon to avoid climate chaos. Defending indigenous rights, territories, living forests and flowing rivers are demonstrably effective solutions to climate change. To...

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  • Amazon Watch works to protect the rainforest by advancing the rights of indigenous peoples. We work closely with indigenous leaders to help amplify the calls to keep the oil in the ground and stop mega-dams in the Amazon to avoid climate chaos. Defending indigenous rights, territories, living forests and flowing rivers are demonstrably effective solutions to climate change. Together, we are growin...

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  • Film by Todd Southgate. The Wrong Climate for Damming Rivers: Large hydropower projects are often propagated as a "clean and green" source of electricity by international financial institutions, national governments and other actors. They greatly benefit from instruments meant to address climate change, including carbon credits under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), credits from the World B...

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  • Chevron received the Lifetime Achievement award for corporate abuses At the 16th and final Public Eye Award ceremony in Davos, Switzerland in January, 2015. The international web community awarded Chevron the Lifetime Award for its disaster in Ecuador and subsequent efforts to evade responsibility. Nominees for this prestigious title were chosen from previous Public Eye recipients. Chevron was th...

Amazon Watch
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  • Since its beginning 20 years ago, Amazon Watch has been deeply committed to defending indigenous peoples' rights and territories, for they are the best guardians of their rainforest homes. Considering that indigenous lands hold 80% of global biodiversity, it is no surprise that extractive industries want their resources. If left to them, the Amazon's Sacred Headwaters would become one big oil fi...

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