Investigadores locales de YAIA reciben el Premio Iniciativa Ecuatorial del PNUD en el Amazonas

Local researchers from YAIA receive the Equator Initiative Prize from UNDP in the Amazon

Local researchers from YAIA receive the Equator Initiative Prize from UNDP in the Amazon

Local researchers from YAIA receive the Equator Initiative Prize from UNDP in the Amazon

Every two years, UNDP´s Equator Initiative Prize recognizes 26 initiatives led by local and indigenous authorities, which are examples of sustainability for people, nature and communities that promote environmental conservation and poverty reduction. Last year, the award was given to the group of local researchers YAIA (Yaigojé-Apaporis Investigadores Ambientales), who belong...

Yaigoje Apaporis, threatened by gold mining in Colombia

Yaigoje Apaporis, threatened by gold mining in Colombia

Indigenous communities living along the lower Apaporis River, in the heart of the Colombian Amazon, have been carrying a legal battle for more than 3 years to protect their ancestral lands – more than 1,000,000 hectares of pristine rainforest – from gold-mining. Yaigoje Apaporis, threatened by gold mining The lower...