Amazon Watch is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. We partner with Indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon's ecological systems.
Oil drilling in the heart of the Amazon drives deforestation, violates the rights of Indigenous peoples, and exacerbates the global climate crisis. And it continues to expand. As big purchasers and financiers of Amazon crude, policymakers and companies in the United States have a responsibility to take action here at home to End Amazon Crude.
Amazon Watch research revealed that financial institutions like JPMorgan Chase – the biggest U.S. bank – and BlackRock – the world’s largest asset manager – are funding the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and the violation of Indigenous rights and we conduct campaigns to stop the financing of Amazon destruction.