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Oil and Gas Projects in the Western Amazon

A study published in the August 12 edition of the journal "PLoS One" shows that areas in the bidding process for oil and natural gas exploration are concentrated in the western Amazon and sum an area larger than France.
Unlike the eastern Brazilian Amazon, the western Amazon is still a largely intact ecosystem.

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Pérou : les indigènes mobilisés contre les pétroliers

http://www.lemonde.fr/web/video/0,47-0@2-3222,54-1085599,0.html

Des indigènes Amazoniens du Pérou occupent depuis le 11 août des installations pétrolières, gazières et hydro-électriques, au nom de la protection de l'environnement. Une mobilisation qui provoque la colère du gouvernement, qui menace d'envoyer l'armée pour les déloger. A l'origine de ces actions, une loi issue d'un accord de libre-échange avec les Etats-Unis, qui facilite l'achat de terres indigènes pour les grandes entreprises.

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Oil and Gas Projects in the Western Amazon: Threats to Wilderness, Biodiversity, and Indigenous Peoples

Abstract
Background: The western Amazon is the most biologically rich part of the Amazon basin and is home to a great diversity of indigenous ethnic groups, including some of the world’s last uncontacted peoples living in voluntary isolation. Unlike the eastern Brazilian Amazon, it is still a largely intact ecosystem. Underlying this landscape are large reserves of oil and gas, many yet untapped. The growing global demand is leading to unprecedented exploration and development in the region.

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Apoyo a RAISG

Rainsforest Foundation Noruega Ford Foundation Fundação Moore
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