Publication: Amazon Watch

First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Ecuadorian Government Apologizes to Sarayaku Indigenous People

Quito, Ecuador – History was made today in the Kichwa community of Sarayaku in the Ecuadorian Amazon, where representatives of four Ecuadorian government ministries along with the Attorney General's office publicly apologized to the indigenous nation ... [Published Amazon Watch - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Indigenous Block to Speak Out in Central Park Before Leading People's Climate March

New York, NY – As tens of thousands of people flood the city to participate in the People’s Climate March, a coalition of indigenous peoples from around the world will converge in a reserved area of south-west Central Park to speak out about the seriousness ... [Published Amazon Watch - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Message to World Leaders: Keep the Oil in the Ground

Interviews available upon requestWhat: Amazonian indigenous peoples and grassroots social movements are leading the call to develop real solutions to climate change, including the imperative to leave two-thirds of known fossil fuel reserves in the ground, ... [Published Amazon Watch - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Brazil’s Announcement to Auction New Amazon Mega-dam Provokes Outrage

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – In a precipitous move last Friday, Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy set December 15th as the date to auction the construction of the massive São Luiz do Tapajós hydroelectric dam, the first in a series of large dams slated ... [Published Amazon Watch - Sep 16 2014]

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...communities, and that if such abuses occur, violators will be held accountable," said Kevin Koenig, Ecuador Program Director for Amazon Watch. "Ecuador has an obligation to protect the rights of its indigenous peoples not only in Sarayaku, but country-wide."
Friday, September 19th: "From the Heart of the Amazon: Youth & Indigenous Leaders Speak Out on Climate Change" Impact HUB, NYC @ 6:00pm

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