Ecuador’s plans to extract Yasuní oil are still in place, but could there be trouble ahead for President Rafael Correa – and hope for Yasuní’s defenders – thanks to low oil prices?
Amazon Watch releases video evidence depicting attempts by Chevron employees to cover up evidence of pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon, in the latest twist in the long-running case against Chevron-Texaco.
Governments and multilateral organisations are discussing how to make the most of Latin America’s rich natural resources, in a way that avoids the risk of socio-environmental conflicts and encourages social and economic development.
Colombia proposes an ambitious plan that would establish the world’s largest ‘ecological corridor’, protecting vast swathes of Amazon rainforest stretching from the Andes to the Atlantic coast, with the help of Brazil and Venezuela.
Brazil’s water crisis has reached historic proportions, but arguably the worst could have been averted if only authorities had heeded the early warning signs; the parallels with our collective approach to climate change are striking.
Hundreds of protesters from indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon have occupied a local airport, calling for greater responsibility and… Read more Peru: Indigenous protesters occupy Amazonian airport over oil dispute
New study shows that the majority of Amazonian deforestation in recent years has taken place in land owned by multinationals… Read more Large landowners and multinationals most to blame for Amazon destruction
Ecuador’s government praised for undertaking court order to apologise to indigenous community for oil extraction on their lands, but doubts… Read more Ecuador apologises to indigenous community over ‘illegal’ oil activities on their land
Brazil fails to commit to a landmark new pledge to protect the world’s rainforests in order to curb carbon emissions… Read more Disappointment as Brazil declines to sign up to UN deforestation agreement
Environmental and indigenous rights NGO Amazon Watch launch new campaign calling for oil reserves in the Amazon rainforest to be… Read more Amazon Watch launch ‘Keep the oil in the ground’ campaign as world gears up for major climate change march