For 25 years, Amazon Watch has protected the rainforest and advanced the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. Amazon Watch works in solidarity with Indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability, and the preservation of the Amazon's ecological systems. Amazon Watch resists the destruction of the Amazon by challenging natural resource extraction, promoting Indigenous-led solutions, and demanding climate justice.
Between 15 and 17 percent of the Amazon rainforest is estimated to have already been lost to deforestation. Astonishingly, despite growing awareness of global warming, the annual rate of rainforest loss has increased in recent years. Amazon Watch is on the front lines every day, helping indigenous communities resist further destruction of this critical natural ecosystem. This work is mission critical. The importance of Amazon Watch can not be overstated. - Pete