Amazon to Oil Sands (48 images)

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Achuar indigenous leaders visited First Nations in the Athabasca Tar Sands region, Alberta, Canada. All images ©Caroline Bennett.


The Achuar people live on both sides of the Peru-Ecuador border in the Amazon rainforest. Since 2004 Calgary-based Talisman Energy has been drilling exploratory wells in a remote watershed in the heart of Achuar territory in an important hunting a fishing grounds, despite strong opposition from the majority of Achuar people who live in Oil...
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