To Virunga and All of Us: A Message of Indigenous Resistance and Inspiration From the Amazon

This is what it is all about… Our fight is not just a fight about oil — it’s a fight about a different way of living by Nemonte Nenquimo The following piece is quoted directly from the keynote address of Ceibo Alliance co-founder Nemonte Nenquimo, who traveled from her home in the remote Ecuadorian Amazon to… Read More

Transboundary Oil Spill in the Amazon: what could be the impact in the Great Lakes Region – Virunga

1 / The damage caused by such an oil spill in the Semliki River, which issues from Lake Edward in Virunga National Park and happens to be the source of the Nile, could reach other nations as Uganda, Rwanda, polluting zones and coasts up to the Mediterranean sea, with serious impact on environment, livelihoods, water… Read More

Oil in Ecuador: A human Energy story

“Clean up, pay up, get out” From 1970 to 1990 Texaco (now Chevron) drilled for oil in the region known as the “ Oriente” in the Ecuadorian Amazon. By the company’s own estimates Texaco dumped 18 billion gallons of toxic watewater from their oil exploration into the Amazon environment. The region’s 30.000 inhabitants have been… Read More