World Rainforest Movement

Ecuador: Floresmilo Villalta has been freed!

We have just received the good news that on Friday, 21 May, Floresmilo Villalta regained his freedom and immediately travelled to the community of Las Golondrinas to be reunited with his family and friends.

Representatives of the Ecuadorian NGO Acción Ecológica made know their gratefulness, on behalf of Floresmilo, for the “incredible response” to the international campaign organized in favour of the 63-year old peasant, whose only “crime” was to try to defend the forests of his region against timber exploitation by the powerful BOTROSA company.

Our best wishes go to Floresmilo and we effusively thank all those, who with their support, collaborated towards his liberation. Many thanks!

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