Stopping a gold rush in the Amazon: 7 reasons why the Kofan landmark victory is so huge

Facing the mounting pressures of the global race for gold and other metals...


Deforestation in the Ecuadorian Amazon: 50 years of oil-driven ancestral land invasion

When I started doing research on deforestation in the Ecuadorian Amazon back in...


The Kofan people ramp up the fight to protect one of the most biodiverse forests in the Amazon

In January 2018 the Ecuadorian Government concessioned off over 30,000 hectares...


Historic indigenous legal victory against gold mining in the Amazon

In a lawsuit that will inspire and galvanize many other indigenous communities...


Hit & Run from Illegal Miners

Nicolas Mainville The “fluorescent” orange water coming out of the ground...


On the frontlines of a new gold rush in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Nicolas Mainville It came out of nowhere. No letters, no meetings, no...


Confronting illegal mining in ancestral Kofan land, Ecuadorian Amazon

Nicolas Mainville The waves of the Upper Aguarico River are crashing on both...


Monitoring Land Invasions, Pollution and Rights violations in the Amazon

Every day, the frontlines of industrialization and colonization in the Amazon...


Evaluating health risk for Amazonian communities

Fish eat historyYears ago, a Secoya elder told us “If you want to know what is...