In partnership with the Peruvian Achuar, Amazon Watch is working to stop new oil projects & change industry policies and practices that will ultimately protect 20 million acres of conserved rainforest
Northern Peru is a region of extreme biodiversity & species endemism in species of both flora and fauna. This eco-region encompasses the Pastaza Alluvial Fan, an enormous wetlands area classified as a site of international significance. Roughly 1 million acres of the Achuar indigenous peoples territory along the Corrientes River basin have been devastated by a lagacy of oil contamination by Occidental Petroleum, Pluspetrol, Talisman energy & others, threatening the lives & futures of the people.
We are campaigning for Oxy to fund full environmental remediation, while working w/ existing concession holder Pluspetrol to improve their operations. Along the rivers, we are working to improve the extractive industries policies & prevent expansion.
Over 9 billion barrels of toxic wastewater & 100's of oil spills have polluted local streams & waterways causing cancer, birth defects, & other health problems for over 15,000 Achuar people for decades. This campaign will protect this pristine area.
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