Friday, March 25, 2011

Amazon Watch- Keeping an Eye on the Amazon

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

Sigourney Weaver Narrates New Google Earth Animation on Brazil's Controversial Belo Monte Dam in the Amazon Rainforest.

Amazon Watch and International Rivers have teamed up to create a state-of-the-art 10-minute Google Earth 3-D tour and video narrated by actress Sigourney Weaver, with technical assistance from Google Earth Outreach.

The video is in support of Brazil's Movimento Xingu Vivo Para Sempre (Xingu River Forever Alive Movement).

The tour allows viewers to learn about the harmful impacts of, and alternatives to the massive Belo Monte Dam Complex on the Amazon's Xingu River.

A Portuguese version of the video and tour, narrated by well-known Brazilian actor Dira Paes to be released soon.

A Message From Pandora

Amazon Watch

Talisman Energy in Achuar Territory

Achuar Photo Essay

 For centuries the Achuar people have lived in harmony with the Amazon rainforest. 

But now, the unrelenting drive for oil has reached the deepest regions of their territory.

Canadian oil company Talisman Energy has already cleared hundred of kilometers of seismic lines in the northern Peruvian Amazon – and is now beginning to drill exploratory wells.

This is a photo essay from a recent trip into the territory of a fierce, beautiful people defending their lands against the threat of oil development. See photo essay here
Eye On The Amazon

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