Official report identifies dredges and boats supporting the crimes at the Juami-Japurá Ecological Station, in the state of Amazonas. Impacts on the integral protection area have been growing since 2019.
Defenders of the sacred hills
In Vaupés, a department in the Colombian Amazon, indigenous peoples cling to their beliefs to protect themselves from mining. A concession for the exploitation of coltan angers three communities: the leaders are threatened and their right to prior consultation has been violated.
Research shows that Colombian Amazon is contaminated by mercury
Research has determined that the mercury level exceeds up to 87 times the level permitted by the Colombian State.[:]
The first check of $ 6 million to protect the Colombian Amazon
The governments of Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom made its first payment to Colombia for having complied with the reduction of deforestation between 2013 and 2014.
Indigenous and forest community tour the EU to call for conflict-free palm oil
Leaders from indigenous and forest communities in Colombia, Indonesia, Liberia, and Peru are in London to call for action on human rights violations and land grabbing linked to the global trade in palm oil.
Colombia: “Oil and mining have no place in La Macarena”
The director of Amazon Institute of Scientific Studies Sinchi speaks of the management plan for La Macarena, which sought to prevent the deterioration of the area and show the effects of mining.
Illegal gold mining drives human rights abuses in Latin America, claims study
Illicit gold trade overtakes cocaine, fuelling abuses including sexual exploitation and child labour, says Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime.
4.5 million trees will be planted in the Colombian Amazon
The intention is to plant 72,000 trees every month in the Amazon, chosen by indigenous communities, but providing food security.
Wall Street International: Who cares about those that defend us?
The difficult situation of environmental and social activists in Latin America and Colombia
Colombia: The last indigenous attempt to save the Amazon
After ten years of work, the communities of Pirá Paraná (Vaupes region), published a book containing his knowledge. They say it’s time for dialogue with the West, before his ambition to destroy the planet.