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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  • Twenty Years of Defending the Amazon.
    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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  • End Amazon Crude!
    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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  • Martin Sheen on Amazon Watch's 20th Anniversary
    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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  • Help Send the U'wa to the World Conservation Congress
    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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  • U'wa Mobilization 2016 / Movilización U’wa 2016
    **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: building indigenous alliances for the climate.
    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: Protecting the Amazon by Advancing Indigenous Rights
    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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  • Dams Contribute to Global Warming
    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 star witness in Ecuador case exposed as paid liar - RT News.
    October 30, 2015 RT News story: A star witness that helped prevent a multibillion-dollar judgement against US oil giant Chevron over pollution in Ecuador, is exposed as a paid liar. (Pollution footage courtesy of Amazon Watch) Original Source: https://www.rt.com/shows/news/320142-rtnews-october-30-12msk/
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  • Chevron Wins Public Eye Lifetime Achievement Award
    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...
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  • Belo Sun No!
    #BeloSunNo Edited by Todd Southgate with support from Amazon Watch, International Rivers, Uma gota no oceano, and Movimento Xingu para sempre
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  • Sarayaku in Standing Rock
    From the Ecuadorian Amazon, Sarayaku stands in solidarity with the Sioux Nation in North Dakota in their peaceful struggle against the oil pipeline crossing their sacred land in Standing Rock. #NoDAPL
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  • Amazon Watch, your best bet to protect the rainforest.
    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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  • Solar power is working for the Munduruku in Brazil.
    We are proud to collaborate with Greenpeace, Empowered by Light, and Solargrid to support solar installations for our Munduruku allies in the Brazilian Amazon. The Munduruku are protecting on of the last free flowing major Amazon tributaries in Brazil - the Tapajos River - from destruction for large dams. These solar installations are not only a source of truly clean power for the Munduruku people...

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