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They’ve come a long way to protect their Amazon home [Canada]

Author: Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen, Published on: 26 April 2012

...Achuar have in their sightlines Canadian energy giant Talisman Energy, which is doing exploratory drilling in their territory without full community support, they say...Talisman continues to state that it only operates where it has local community support and consent and says it has agreements with federations representing 66 communities in Peru. And they say the indigenous leaders visiting Canada don’t represent all Achuar people, but a federation “that groups a number of communities who do not want to see oil exploration in their lands — and we respect that.” The indigenous leaders visiting Canada, meanwhile, say Talisman has the approval of only a handful of communities, not the majority, and that it is using corporate social responsibility measures to pit communities against each other and spark conflict.

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Related companies: Occidental Petroleum Talisman (part of Repsol)