Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund

The Huaorani organizing campaign, had the support of the international indigenous Meso (Oakland, California) and the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund (USA), was successful and the oil company canceled operations in Indian territory. The Peruvian Amazonian indigenous organizations achieved similar success with the announcement of the cancellation in September 1991 the contract of Texas Crude Oil Company, Houston, Texas, with the Peruvian government for the exploitation of the region in Pacaya Samiria Amazon Indians (Varese, 1991) to all that complex network of conflicting interests was captured by Indians organized around the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA).

In its resolutions declare: a Frente to the incursion of extractive industries on indigenous ancestral territories, COICA declares peace and development space for the survival of peoples indigenasa . Requires governments to reinforce the demarcation and legalization of these territories, which states some of the untouched areas, to review the contracts with these companies develop policies and strategies that respect the collective rights of peoples indigenasa (COICA, 2003) . a Another dispute is already beginning to see is the ownership and control of water, which has been accentuated in recent years, precisely, in the second half of the 90s.