The Pachamama Alliance is recognized as one of the most effective organizations in protecting the rights of the indigenous people of the Amazonian Rainforest, the Achuar. This organization began with a dream. In the 1980’s, the indigenous Achuar people had a vision of destruction coming to their land. This vision came true with the invasion of the oil industries in Achuar land. The Achuar reached out for help from those in the modern world, and this request was answered. People from the modern world have teamed up with the Achuar to help protect their native land. Go to the link above to learn more about this organization.
“NBC News’ Ann Curry journeyed deep into the Amazon Rainforest to a village called Bomeno in Ecuador. Bomeno is home to the rarely seen people of the Waorani Tribe. The tribe and the rainforest they call home is increasingly being threatened by environmental damage caused by oil drilling. Ann Curry’s full report Friday, May 3 at 10pm/9c on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams. (NBC Synopsis)”