Amazon Watch

Amazon Watch is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. We partner with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon's ecological systems.

Releases by this organization

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Monday, May 23, 2016
Affected Peoples from Ecuador and Richmond To Confront Chevron Management at Annual Shareholder Meeting
On May 24th , at the headquarters of the Amazon Watch, representatives of communities affected by Chevron environmental destruction and disregard for human rights will announce plans to return to Chevron’s Annual Shareholders Meeting the following morning in San Ramon, CA. Speakers are from a...
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Friday, May 20, 2016
Chevron CEO Faces Pressure Cooker Over Ecuador, Climate Change at Shareholder Meeting
Chevron's unprecedented $11 billion pollution liability in Ecuador and its refusal to address climate change are set to dominate the company's annual meeting as CEO John Watson faces increasing pressure from his own shareholders, court rulings, and environmental groups who are accusing the company...
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Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Over Five Hundred Indigenous Women of the Amazon and Allies March for Climate Justice, Indigenous Rights on International Women's Day
In recognition of International Women's Day, Indigenous Amazonian women leaders of seven nationalities including: Andoa, Achuar, Kichwa, Shuar, Shiwiar, Sapara and Waorani nationalities and their international allies took action in Puyo, Ecuador, in a forum and march in defense of the Amazon,...
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Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Amazonian "Canoe of Life" Brings Indigenous Rights Message to COP21
At a sunrise ceremony on the Canal de la Villette in central Paris, representatives of the Kichwa community of Sarayaku from the rainforests of Ecuador announced the arrival of a hand-carved 30-foot long traditional Amazonian canoe. The 10,000 km journey, three months in the making, marks the first...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Human Rights Groups Denounce Chevron CEO John Watson Over Citizenship Honor
More than 35 environmental and human rights groups are denouncing the San Francisco Commonwealth Club's decision to bestow Chevron CEO John Watson with a citizenship award slated to be presented April 2nd at its annual gala. Many of the nation's leading environmental and human rights advocates are...
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Thursday, March 05, 2015
Massive Corruption Scandal Implicates Brazil’s Amazon Dam Builders
This week, imprisoned executives from one of Brazil’s largest construction firms – who are implicated in an unprecedented corruption scandal involving the parastatal oil company Petrobras – promised to expose a parallel scheme of massive fraud surrounding hydroelectric dams in the Amazon. In a plea...
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Major Victory in Effort to Limit Oil Drilling in Ecuadorian Amazon
Despite tremendous odds, supporters of a pioneering effort to keep Ecuador's largest oil reserve permanently in the ground have gathered more than enough signatures to qualify for a national vote on the issue in a special election.
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Monday, October 14, 2013
Chevron Retaliation Trial Opens Against Victims of Pollution in Ecuador
Tomorrow ( Tuesday ) Ecuadorian villagers from the Amazon rainforest region ravaged by Chevron's oil contamination will join supporters for a large rally in Foley Square across from the courthouse where a trial will open in the California-based oil giant's retaliatory RICO lawsuit against the Ecuadorians and their U.S. based legal advocates.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Indigenous Peoples Renew Occupation of Belo Monte Dam
Some 150 indigenous people affected by the construction of the Belo Monte dam complex in the Brazilian Amazon occupied one of the project's principle work camps yesterday, halting construction activities on a section of the world's third largest dam.
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
International Rivers Conference Exposes Global Impact of Dam Industry
Dam-affected communities and international conservation organizations from South America, the Middle East, Europe, the US and Africa come together today at the International Rivers Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, to debunk the myth of mega-dams as "clean" energy.
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