Intag: Why BHP Billiton should leave a region famous for stopping destructive mines

Intag: Why BHP Billiton should leave a region famous for stopping destructive mines

Cloud forests, endangered species and the clear opposition of communities that have already successfully stopped two international mining companies. There are many reasons why BHP Billiton should abandon its plans to explore for copper in Intag, Ecuador. Originally published by bhpecuador.com. 7/6/18. BHP Billiton- the world’s largest mining company- has acquired...

Mega-Mines or Biodiversity? NGOs challenge Ecuador’s conflicted goals

Mega-Mines or Biodiversity? NGOs challenge Ecuador’s conflicted goals

In a letter responding to a recent DW article about the economic potential of Ecuador’s rich biodiversity, Ecuadorean NGOs challenge the country’s continued commitment to large-scale mining that could “wipe out a good part of the existing biodiversity, and transform biodiverse jewels into open-pit nightmares”, against the will of indigenous...

Ecuador ¡ALERTA URGENTE!

Ecuador ¡ALERTA URGENTE!

Acción Ecológica, miembro de Sí a la Vida No a la Minería/ Yes to Life No to Mining YLNM informa a la red, la cual se une en solidaridad en repudio de los siguientes hechos. INTENTO DE ASESINATO A PRESIDENTE DE ECUARUNARI A las 07h30 de este 9 de mayo de 2018, en la comunidad de...

Pregunta sobre minería en la Consulta y Referendum llevada a cabo en Ecuador el 4 de febrero 2018

La DECOIN es una de las organizaciones miembro de Yes to Life No to Mining, y esta es su opinión ante los resultados de la Consulta y Referendum que tuvo lugar en Ecuador el pasado 4 de febrero....

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...

Ecuador: Azuay en alerta ante el extractivismo minero

Ecuador: Azuay en alerta ante el extractivismo minero

Comunidades rurales, ecologistas, artistas, mujeres y defensores de los Derechos Humanos, reafirmaron el viernes 13 de octubre, su compromiso de seguir luchando contra el extractivismo minero, enfatizando respeto y justicia a las comunidades de Río Blanco, en la provincia de Azuay, Ecuador. Ya que el pasado 8 y 9 de octubre,...

Hands off Intag- Municipality of Cotacachi, Ecuador, calls on world’s largest mining company to leave its territory

Hands off Intag- Municipality of Cotacachi, Ecuador, calls on world’s largest mining company to leave its territory

18th October UK/Ecuador– Tomorrow YLNM members in the UK will deliver a letter from the Autonomous Government of the Municipality of Santa Ana de Cotacachi, Ecuador, to the Annual General Meeting of BHP. The letter will call on BHP, the world’s largest mining company, to abandon five concessions in the...

Ecuador’s ‘progressive’ extractivism – mining, ecocide and the silencing of dissent

Ecuador’s ‘progressive’ extractivism – mining, ecocide and the silencing of dissent

As Ecuador’s elections loom, YLNM ally and long-time campaigner Carlos Zorilla explores why ‘progressive extractivism’ is a contradiction and predicts an intensification of struggles to protect land, water and life. The Ecologist. 06/03/2017 Ecuador’s policy of silencing non-governmental organisations that question its policies and programmes has recently attracted the world’s...

Persecution Persists of Shuar Indigenous Leaders in Ecuador

Persecution Persists of Shuar Indigenous Leaders in Ecuador

Originally posted by Mining Watch Canada. 22/02/2017 With deep concern, we share the following statement from the Ecumenical Human Rights Commission of Ecuador (CEDHU its initials in Spanish) denouncing the arrest of a Shuar Indigenous leader in southeastern Ecuador. This is part of an ongoing campaign of militarization, criminalization and...

Origins of the mining conflict in Nankints, Ecuador

Origins of the mining conflict in Nankints, Ecuador

  • Written on: 23 February 2017
  • Posted under: Videos

Quito-based collective Minka Urbana has produced a short video,subtitled in English and French, illustrating the situation that the Shuar and affected campesino communities are facing. The Shuar people and affected campesino communities are facing an ongoing campaign of militarization, criminalization and forced displacement as a result of their resistance to a large scale, open-pit...