Organizations

Amazon Watch

About Amazon Watch

Amazon Watch is a nonprofit organization founded to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. It works with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon’s ecological systems. Amazon Watch envisions a world that honors and values cultural and biological diversity and the critical contribution of tropical rainforests to our planet’s life support system while believing that indigenous self-determination is a critical component of any successful conservation strategy for the Amazon. The organization strives for a world in which governments, corporations and civil society respect the collective rights of indigenous peoples to free, prior and informed consent over any activity affecting their territories and resources.

Work area

Research, Advocacy, Education, Campaigns, Activism, Lobbying

Motto

Protecting the rainforest and our climate by supporting indigenous peoples.

Country Offices

United States

Quickfacts

Founded: 1996
Location (HQ): United States
Scope: Global
Focus area: Environment, Minorities

Does this organisation offer paid Internships?

No

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Ada Hasanagic

Ada Hasanagić is a human rights professional currently working as a researcher at the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Previously, Ada graduated with honors from the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and the University of Buckingham in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. Also, she earned a master’s degree in Democracy and Human Rights from the University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna.