Llamado urgente para salvar el Río Nangaritza y la Cordillera del Cóndor. Ecuador en destrucción.

Urgent call to save the Nangaritza River and the Condor Mountain Range: Ecuador under threat

Urgent call to save the Nangaritza River and the Condor Mountain Range:  Ecuador under threat

Urgent call to save the Nangaritza River and the Condor Mountain Range: Ecuador under threat

Three years after the murder of the indigenous Shuar leader José Tendetza (December 2, 2014) By: Fabián Pacheco. Environmental Agrobiologist of the Costa Rican Federation for the Conservation of the Environment The province of Zamora Chinchipe is one of the most exuberant places in the world, where the highland Amazon, the...

No to industrial mega-mining for gold in French Guiana! Non à la méga-mine d’or industrielle en Guyane!  ¡No a la mega mina de oro en la Guayana Francesa!

No to industrial mega-mining for gold in French Guiana! Non à la méga-mine d’or industrielle en Guyane! ¡No a la mega mina de oro en la Guayana Francesa!

A coalition of French associations and their global allies is calling for an immediate halt to plans for a vast new gold mine in French Guiana, as well as for a moratorium on all industrial mega-mining projects in this critical Amazon region. Originally posted March 21st 2017. Francais ci-dessous. Espanol abajo. ENGLISH On...

The Struggle Between Ecuador’s Indigenous Shuar and the Mega-Mining Project That’s Displacing Them

The Struggle Between Ecuador’s Indigenous Shuar and the Mega-Mining Project That’s Displacing Them

The indigenous Shuar People of the Ecuadorean Amazon are taking action to reclaim homelands. The Shuar say their lands were taken from them without consultation or consent and given to Ecsa Ecuacorriente, a Chinese mining company.   Originally published by Remezcla. By Brian Miranda. 23 November 2016. In 2008, Ecuador...

Report: Ecuacorriente S.A’s Mirador Project forcibly evicting communities

Report: Ecuacorriente S.A’s Mirador Project forcibly evicting communities

Chinese company Ecuacorriente S.A. (ECSA) is planning an open cast mining project in the heart of the Cordillera del Condor, in the south of the Ecuadorian Amazon. To force through its Mirador mining project, the company is carrying out forced evictions and violating the human rights of families and communities. At...

The Path of the Anacondas: Protecting the Amazon-Andes-Atlantic Corridor

The Path of the Anacondas: Protecting the Amazon-Andes-Atlantic Corridor

  • Written on: 04 January 2016
  • Posted under: Videos

This new illustrated animation from The Path of the Anacondas Initiative explores how the Amazon Rainforest regulates our climate and supports life on Earth. The film emphasises that our planet is a living, self regulating organism of which we are all part. It argues that to thrive, we must protect the...

Yes to Life, No to Mining participates in the workshop “Mining and Energy Multinational Companies Strategies and Participation Mechanisms for Communities Defending their Territory” – Caquetá, Colombia

Yes to Life, No to Mining participates in the workshop “Mining and Energy Multinational Companies Strategies and Participation Mechanisms for Communities Defending their Territory” – Caquetá, Colombia

On the 26th of October 2015 the workshop “Mining and Energy Multinational Companies Strategies and Participation Mechanisms for Communities Defending their Territory” took place, organized by the centre of thought AlaOrilladelRío with the support of the educational centre Jean Paiget, Conde Lawyers Office, Dejusticia, South Church Organization and Yes to...

Peru Signs Bill to Protect 5,000sq Miles of Amazon from Mining

Peru Signs Bill to Protect 5,000sq Miles of Amazon from Mining

Originally posted by telesurtv. 09/11/2015. Turning a large portion of the Amazon into a national park will protect more than 5,000 square miles of the biodiverse woodland. Peru has turned a large portion of the Amazon basin into a national park in what will protect the biodiverse region from the...

Gold mining boom threatening communities in Suriname

Gold mining boom threatening communities in Suriname

Originally published by Mongabay on 4/11/15.   High gold prices combined with lax land use regulations have led to an explosion in mining in Suriname. A recent report by the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) finds that gold mining in the small South American country grew by 893 percent between 2000 and...

Mapping Initiative:  Gold Mining in Suriname

Mapping Initiative: Gold Mining in Suriname

The Amazon Conservation Team, an organisation dedicated to ecological conservation – alongside and supported by working with indigenous peoples have produced a mapping initiative which details the expansion of gold mining in Suriname. This brilliant resource explains the history and trends of the expansion, as well as its impacts upon...

Deforestation in Peru: Building a dramatic future in the Amazon and the Andean Region

Deforestation in Peru: Building a dramatic future in the Amazon and the Andean Region

Originally published by Council on Hemispheric Affairs on 28/09/2015. [For references, go to source]     Since the election of President Ollanta Humala in Peru in 2011 priority has been given to neoliberal policies, free trade agreements, integration into the Pacific market through the Pacific Alliance (with Mexico, Colombia and Chile),...