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You now know Chief Raoni and the courageous Kayapo, who are waging an epic battle against the Belo Monte dam slated to rip through the heart of the Amazon.
But have you met Emergildo? Or Peas Peas? Or the tens of thousands of indigenous peoples in the Amazon fighting every day to protect their lands and lives?
A stuffy corporate boardroom filled with big oil executives, and then a knock at the door.
In marches Emergildo Criollo, leader of the Cofan peoples in Ecuador in full traditional dress demanding that the business "leaders" at Chevron clean up the devastation they left in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
In Canada, a similar scene plays out as Peas Peas, an Achuar indigenous leader fighting to defend his ancestral territory in the Peruvian forest confronts Talisman Energy demanding they abandon plans to drill in his homeland.
This isn't a fantasy – this is the real work of Amazon Watch – bringing indigenous leaders and worldwide movements to the boardrooms of the planet's biggest corporations hell-bent on destroying the rainforests.
It takes tremendous resources to make this all happen, from sounding the alarm to getting indigenous peoples face-to-face with corporate executives. Amazon Watch is a lean organization dedicated to making a big impact – but we can't do it without people like you. That's why we invite you to be a part of this incredible work by making a donation of any amount to Amazon Watch today.
Amazon Watch is leading cutting-edge campaigns with our partners across the Amazon to confront corporations and governments destroying communities and pristine rainforest. We're gearing up to support leaders from throughout the region on delegations that will bring their voices to halls of power, shareholder meetings and in front of corporate executives whose decisions determine their future and that of our planet.
Won't you join our movement with a gift of $10, $25, or even $100? Add your voice to the growing chorus on the frontlines of Amazon destruction. Together we can ensure a cleaner future and life in the Amazon rainforest.
For the Amazon,
Atossa Soltani, Executive Director
and the entire Amazon Watch Staff and Board