Indigenous Amazonian Tribes Vow to Defend Territory from Petroleum Exploitation

In the steps of their brethren in Brazil, the Huaorani (Waorani) people are vowing to defend their ecosystems from the land grabbing and petroleum speculation being proposed by the Ecuadorian government led by Rafael Correa. A fight to the death in defense, and respect, of Pachamama Recently, we wrote about the omnipresent threats to indigenous […] Continue reading »

How to Make a Difference Today!

Acaté needs your help to continue its important and unique collaboration with the Matsés tribe in the Peruvian Amazon. The Matsés or Jaguar People were contacted in the past half-century and live in some of most pristine rainforests in the world. What makes our projects so high impact—and your support so urgent—is that their forests […] Continue reading »

May 2013 Field Update

Thank you, again, for helping support our efforts in the Amazon! Since launching our website in March, the Acaté team has been hard at work on all fronts. Stateside, we have been intensively networking with like-minded individuals, companies, and foundations with shared interest in protecting the rainforest and the peoples that depend on it for […] Continue reading »

Perú’s Recent Petroleum Concessions Don’t Include Amazon – For Now

Unfortunately, petroleum exploration in Perú has a long and tortured history. Fortunately, this very moment, all that damage is consciously changing into greater awareness and respect. Many environmental and social travesties have befallen indigenous people and rich biomes throughout the world, but with the Andean/Amazonian region of Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, Perú, and Bolivia sharing the […] Continue reading »

President Correa, Don’t Auction the Amazon for Oil

Online petition site, Care2, is gathering signatures to show solidarity behind the movement to halt auctioning off giant swaths of pristine Amazon rainforest for oil exploitation. The petition will be delivered to Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa once the signature goal of 42,000 is met. Let’s join together to let our global voice be heard that […] Continue reading »