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 »

Petroleum Extraction and Contamination Crisis in Peru and Ecuador

Indigenous communities under increasing threat in Peru and Ecuador Resource extraction, mainly from petroleum, is exerting a heavy toll on the indigenous inhabitants and environment in the headwaters of the Amazon basin. Peru Officially Declares State of Environmental Emergency In a northern and remote area of Peru’s Amazon region an official state of emergency has […] Continue reading »