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European Banks Commit to Stop Financing Amazon Oil Trade
European banks BNP Paribas Group, Credit Suisse, Rabobank, and ING Group collectively responsible for financing the trade of over $5.5 billion USD in Amazon oil to the U.S. from 2009 to 2020 �” have committed to immediate restriction measures on the trade finance of oil from the Amazon Sacred Headwaters of Ecuador.
How Does FPIC Affect Indigenous Communities in Ecuador?
FPIC is a standard in international human rights law that stands for Free, Prior, and Informed Consent. It's meant to protect Indigenous rights to their territorial resources by ensuring that they are appropriately consulted and then consent in any matter that affects their territory.
Life as an Indigenous Earth Defender
Every day, commodities from deforested lands in the Brazilian Amazon are shipped to the United States and global markets. This year, deforestation there reached a 12-year high, driven by criminal arson and encouraged by government policy
Happy 25th Birthday Amazon Watch!
Amazon Watch is celebrating 25 years of radical and effective solidarity with Indigenous peoples across the Amazon Basin!
Solar Power in Brazil
Solar installations are bringing clean power for the Munduruku in the Brazilian Amazon.
Amazon Watch envisions a world that honors and values cultural and biological diversity and the critical contribution of tropical rainforests to our planet's life support system. Indigenous self-determination is a critical component of any successful conservation strategy for the Amazon, and indigenous knowledge, cultures and traditional practices contribute greatly to sustainable and equitable stewardship of Mother Earth.
Amazon Watch strives for a world in which governments, corporations and civil society respect the collective rights of indigenous peoples to free, prior and informed consent over any activity affecting their territories and resources. They commit, in the spirit of partnership and mutual respect, to support our indigenous allies in their efforts to protect life, land, and culture in accordance with their aspirations and needs, as well as the needs of future generations.