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Supporting indigenous peoples. Protecting the Amazon. Join us for a visual journey through the most biodiverse place on the planet!

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We have great news! Amazon Watch is the newest organization to be selected for CREDO Mobile support. We have a chance to raise over $100,000 for our work to defend the Amazon, our global climate, and the rights of indigenous peoples!

To do so, we need ALL our friends and allies to VOTE online and SHARE the ballot in July. How much money CREDO allocates to our work depends upon how many votes we get this month. Link in image and bio.


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🐕 ❤️ 🌳! Taken in U’wa territory in Colombia by @sebastiancoronadoespitia


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Happy #worldrainforestday! The Amazon is one of the biggest rainforests in the world, and its home to over 400 indigenous nations ethnicities.


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There’s been a lot of ugliness in the world recently, so we wanted to share this reminder of the beauty that’s also out there. It’s because of this beauty, and for it, that we do our work every day.


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Manari and Gloria Ushigua are leaders of the Sapara people, whose ancestral territory lies in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Last week they were in the U.S. to make the link between the threat of oil drilling in their territory - which they believe will wipe out their nation of just 500 people - and U.S.-based financial institutions like JPMorgan Chase and oil refiners and sellers like Chevron. Though we may live far from the Amazon, our liberation from climate chaos and environmental injustice is linked to theirs! Learn more on amazonwatch.org.


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As this young Sapara boy well knows, trees are for enjoying and celebrating!


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At last week’s #terralivre mobilization in Brazil’s capital, indigenous peoples from around the country rallied in defense of their rights and territories, vowing to stand firm in the face of physical and political attacks against them. Read more about it on or blog!

Photo by our friend @mayirigaray.


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Tomorrow, Chevron will be on trial in Canada as the victims of its toxic legacy in the Ecuadorian Amazon try once more to hold it accountable.
In a 2011 visit we took to the region, villagers from Taracoa took us to their cemetery, where some of the adults and children who suffered stomach ailments, lung problems, skin rashes, and even cancer after the spills, are buried.


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Lately we’ve been sharing lots of photos of the courageous women who are speaking truth to power as they fight to protect their rights and their rainforest homes. Today we want to give you a sense of the beauty of the places they’re protecting. This photo, by intrepid photographer Bejat McCracken, was taken in Yasuní National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The park is at risk from oil drilling.
#amazon #amazon #amazingearth #forestguardians #waterprotectors #womenleaders #ecuador #rainforest #trees #beauty


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These and other Amazonian indigenous women are meeting right now with Ecuador’s President. They won this meeting after occupying Quito’s central plaza for 5 days. They are demanding protection for their lives and their rainforest territories. ¡Fuerza mujeres!
Photos by @scornejor.


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Yes! After days of occupying Quito’s central plaza, the #MujeresAmazonicas celebrate on the balcony of Ecuador’s presidential palace after securing a meeting with President @lenin next Thursday. Their demands will be heard!


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Amazonian women are taking to the streets to demand respect for their rights and their territories! ✊
Check out our latest story for info & a call to action!


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