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...

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: DECOIN win major United Nations conservation prize

Ecuador: DECOIN win major United Nations conservation prize

The Yes to Life, No to Mining Network congratulate DECOIN, deserved winners of this year’s prestigious UN Development Programme Equator Prize, on over twenty years defending land and building alternatives to mining. 11 July 2017. YLNM. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and partners have announced the winners of the Equator Prize 2017....

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...

BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR PROTECTING YOUR COMMUNITY FROM EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES

BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR PROTECTING YOUR COMMUNITY FROM EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES

This 5-page introduction to how to protect your community from mining is perfect for helping communities respond rapidly to emerging threats from mining in their regions. Download: Protecting your community from mining, a basic guide. Also available in Spanish and French This is an abbreviated version of a longer guide written by...

In the name of poverty eradication: The terrible costs of Ecuador’s extractivist policies

In the name of poverty eradication: The terrible costs of Ecuador’s extractivist policies

By Carlos Zorrilla Despite its very dark history in Latin America and Africa (1), extractivism- or the extraction of natural resources at unsustainable rates- is still being favored by self-proclaimed progressive governments, such as Ecuador and Bolivia, with the justification of ending poverty. This has become a mantra for these...

Community lay bare Codelco’s impacts in Intag, Ecuador

Community lay bare Codelco’s impacts in Intag, Ecuador

The people of Intag, Ecuador are calling for the distribution of the following information about the activities of Chilean state-owned mining company Codelco, and its Ecuadorian equivalent, Enami, in the Intag region known for its pristine cloud forest. Read in English Leido en espanol Last week eleven organisations from Intag wrote to Chile’s...

21 Reasons not to mine copper in Intag, Ecuador

21 Reasons not to mine copper in Intag, Ecuador

By Carlos Zorilla, resident of Intag and member of Decoin. Two decades after the resistance to mining in Intag began against a large-scale mining project, which led to the expulsion of two transnational mining companies and the creation of sustainable alternative, Chile’s mining company Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, in...

Intag, Ecuador: Community projects as alternatives to mining (Espanol)

Intag, Ecuador: Community projects as alternatives to mining (Espanol)

  • Written on: 28 August 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

In this interview Community Project Coordinator William Andagoya describes how the people of Intag, Ecuador, are collaborating on projects that offer them good stable livelihoods, providing an alternative to mining and deforestation in the region. Over the past twenty years, the people of Intag have been challenged the plans of...