Top Ecuadorian Environmental Group Wins Legal Battle Threatening Closure

The following comes from Leila Salazar-López, Executive Director for Amazon Watch. Ecuador’s Environment Ministry just announced that it has rejected the Interior Ministry’s request to shut down Acción Ecológica. Thank you for taking action and contributing to this important victory… Read More

Ecuador Threatens to Shut Down Environmental Watchdog Group

Acción Ecológica has been a critical part of the environmental protection movement in Ecuador for many years. They were active participants with GJEP in the global climate justice movement as well. Acción Ecológica pioneered the idea of keeping… Read More

Victory: UN Human Rights Council Adopting Peasant Rights Declaration in Geneva

(Geneva, September 28, 2018) Seventeen years of long and arduous negotiations later, peasants and other people working in rural areas are only a step away from having a UN Declaration that could defend and protect their rights to… Read More

Ponca Nation of Oklahoma to Recognize the Rights of Nature to Stop Fracking

San Francisco, CA – After suffering for years with poisoned water and serious health issues due to fracking and injection wells on and near their reservation the governing body of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma voted to pass a statute recognizing… Read More

New Movie Puts Face on Human, Environmental Costs of Fossil Fuel Addiction

The production of AMAZONIA LOT 1-AB needs your help. Please donate at their Kickstarter campaign.   Dark secrets of poisoned waters in the remote Peruvian Amazon are revealed in AMAZONIA LOT 1-AB (in production) a documentary political thriller where indigenous… Read More

Amazonian Leaders: Chinese Oil Company ‘Will Have Blood On Their Hands’

After marching with Leonardo DiCaprio in the Peoples’ Climate March on Saturday in Washington DC, Amazonian leaders headed to the United Nations on Monday to denounce that the Chinese oil company Andes Petroleum will cause genocide against the… Read More

The Social, Environmental, and Climate Costs of Amazon Crude

Amazon Watch is issuing a new call to the consumers and companies in the U.S. and around the world: End Amazon Crude! With the release of a new investigative report, an animated video by long-time ally and Pulitzer Prize… Read More

Peoples’ Movement Initiatives Key To Climate Solutions

EcoWatch recently published an article by Osprey Orielle Lake, highlighting the alternative events that took place during the COP21 climate meetings in Paris. As Lake points out, these alternative events may be the most important proceedings to take place in December,… Read More

Sept 21: International Day Against Tree Plantations

From World Rainforest Movement September 21st 2015 International Day of Struggle against Tree Monocultures Focus on social and ecological devastation of oil palm plantations Among all of the main monoculture tree plantations for industrial use such as eucalyptus,… Read More

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Argentina: -Amigos de la Tierra Argentina, www.amigos.org.ar -Ecoportal.Net, Dra. Noemi Abad, www.ecoportal.net -Grupo de Reflexion Rural Argentina, Stella Semino, www.grr.org.ar Australia: – Gene Ethics, www.geneethics.org Austria: -Friends of the Earth Austria and Global 2000, Jens Karg, www.sos-klima.at and www.global2000.at Belgium: -Africa-Faith and Justice Network (AEFJN), www.aefjn.org… Read More