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Amazon defenders face death or exile
Ordinary Brazilians who report illegal logging face threats to their lives.
The Amazon tribe protecting the forest with bows, arrows, GPS and camera traps
With authorities ineffective, the 2,200-strong Ka'apor, in the Brazilian state of Maranhão, are taking on the illegal loggers with technology and direct action. Now the Ka'apor are seeking support thr...
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on South America.
Dirty Water, Dirtier Practices
Ecuador's Battle with Texaco's Legacy Pollution
Ospina, Hernando Calvo
Le Monde Diplomatique
Texaco (now owned by Chevron) left polluted soil and ground water after 20 years of oil extraction in the Amazon in Ecuador. The legal claims and counter-claims over responsibility and reparation cont...
Illegal loggers remain hidden in Peru's forest but timber finds global buyers
State exercises little control over remote Amazon region blighted by poverty and illiteracy, and organised crime fills the vacuum.
Legal Ruling Will Allow Rain Forest Indigenous Peoples to Pursue Chevron in Canada
Ontario Court of Appeal says communities of Ecuador affected by Chevron can enforce Ecuadorian rulings in Canada.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2016
Forests and trees
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
For countless centuries, forests, and the trees in them, have been seen as sources of life, livelihood, and spiritual meaning. For capitalism, however, forests are sites of extraction and profit-makin...
Rumble in the jungle
Could Peru's uncontacted Amazonian tribes be wiped out by oil giants? Not if they don't exist.
Selling Modernity: How Global Greenwashing is Destroying Tribal People
The Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (APECO) in Casiguran, the Philippines, is a 12,923 hectare area currently being developed into a self-sufficient commercial hub and special economic zone....
When oil is more important than life
Oil exploitation leaves trail of pollution and death in the Peruvian Amazon
The dumping of oil waste into the waters of the Marañón, Corrientes, Pastaza and Tigre rivers and the Amazon forest is producing fatal consequences for the local population, mostly to the Kukama ethni...
World's conservation hopes rest on Ecuador's revolutionary Yasuni model
A plan to preserve the most biodiverse region on Earth from oil exploitation has put Yasuni national park at the frontline of a global battle between living systems and fossil fuels. But enthusiasm is...
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