World Rainforest Movement

Industrial teak tree plantations in Ecuador: occupying and destroying fertile lands and water sources

Posted on Sep 21, 2017

Photo: Acción Ecológica Teak is a native tree from Southeast Asia, and it played an important role in colonialism in that region....

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Amazonian and Andean women in the VIII Pan-Amazonian Forum

Posted on Jul 7, 2017

How to make the sustainability of life the center of debate The VIII Pan-Amazonian Forum, held from April 28th to May 1st, 2017 in...

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The Daily Struggle of Kichwa Women in Sarayaku, Ecuador

Posted on May 15, 2017

Foto: Esteffany Bravo S. It is almost lunchtime and Rita does not have firewood left for cooking. Equipped with an axe and a large basket,...

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The Ecuadorean government has desisted in its intent to close Acción Ecoloógica

Posted on Jan 20, 2017

We share below the letter sent by Acción Ecológica thanking all the support received from the international level. We emphasize that,...

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Solidaridad con Acción ecológica – Comunicado de la RECOMA

Posted on Jan 18, 2017

América Latina, 26 de diciembre de 2016 La Red Latinoamericana contra los Monocultivos de Árboles (RECOMA) expresa su apoyo y solidaridad...

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Urgent Action Alert – To the Equadorian Government: Against the double extractivist hunting

Posted on Dec 21, 2016

Letter to be sent to: Dr Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador rafael.correa@presidencia.gob.ec Ministro de...

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Regarding the Ecuadorian Government’s Move to Close Acción Ecológica – URGENT PRESS RELEASE

Posted on Dec 21, 2016

Acción Ecológica denounces the request made by Diego Torres Saldaña, Deputy Minister of Internal Security, to the Minister of...

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Ecuador: Conflict generated between Tagaeri-Taromenane indigenous peoples in isolation and an indigenous Woarani community

Posted on Dec 8, 2016

The Ecuadorian Amazon is experiencing many incidents of economic, political and socio-cultural conflict. These are mainly related to the...

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Peoples’ traditional knowledge embedded in their territory versus “traditional knowledge” in the UN Convention on Biological Diversity

Posted on Dec 8, 2016

Interview with Blanca Chancoso, Kichwa member of the Otavalo peoples and vicepresident of ECUARUNARI – the Kichwa Confederation of...

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From “solastalgia” to “alegremia”

Posted on Aug 30, 2016

In 2003, Australian philosopher Glen Albrecht (1) coined the term “solastalgia” to define the combination of psychological disorders...

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The Quechua-lamas vision of medicinal plants: a lesson from the high-altitude forests of Peru (1)

Posted on Aug 30, 2016

Modern people usually refer to medicinal plants as resources at the service of humans. This way of referring to them does not seem to be...

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Leave fossil fuels in the ground! A call for an “Annex 0” group, supported up by the Shuar Nationality of Pastaza in Ecuador

Posted on Nov 10, 2015

The Oilwatch network has issued an international call for creating an “Annex 0” group at the UN climate negotiations. This would mean a...

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Josefina and the Water Springs against Pine Plantations in Ecuador’s Páramos

Posted on Mar 11, 2015

Twenty years ago, a Dutch company paid communities to establish pine tree plantations in the high mountains of Ecuador. The aim was for...

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Ecuador: Chevron-Texaco to pay for the devastation it caused in the Amazon

Posted on Feb 23, 2015

The Union for Those Affected by Texaco Operations (UDAPT) has been fighting for more than 20 years to force Chevron-Texaco to pay for the...

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Legal action in defence of the rights of nature of the Tangabana páramo

Posted on Dec 21, 2014

The Ecuadorian environmental defence organization YASunidos has joined with Acción Ecológica and the indigenous pastorate of Chimborazo...

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AlteRAtive Energies: When the only “alternative” is integral change

Posted on Dec 20, 2014

In communities on the border between Ecuador and Colombia that live under the influence of armed conflict, monoculture fruit tree...

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REDD: A Collection of Conflicts, Contradictions and Lies

Posted on Dec 3, 2014

REDD: A Collection of Conflicts, Contradictions and Lies presents summaries of reports from 24 REDD projects or programmes with a common...

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Ecuador: Statement of the women’s gathering against extractivism and climate change

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

The group “Critical views of the territory from the feminism” participated in the gathering with dynamics, body mapping and sharing...

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La Consulta Inconsulta del Ecuador (Unconsulted Consultation in Ecuador)

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

Acción Ecológica (in Spanish, with English subtitles) Neither free, nor prior, nor informed. An independently produced video exposes the...

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Amazon: Territorial disputes and conflicts

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

“They consider us the periphery of the periphery” Before entering into a discussion of the profound changes taking place in...

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Letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

Letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rightsurging it to call on the government of Ecuador to fully comply with the...

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Carta a la Comision Interamericana de DDHH por la explotación petrolera en el Yasuní y los indígenas en aislamiento

Posted on Jun 18, 2014

Only available in Spanish.  Survival International, WRM – Movimiento Mundial por los Bosques Tropicales, CIMI – Consejo Indigenista...

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Women and oil: The struggle for Sumak Kawsay

Posted on Apr 5, 2014

In October 2013, women from throughout the Amazon region marched to Quito, the capital of Ecuador, to protest outside the 11th oil...

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Ecuador: Demand for a popular consultation on Yasuní

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

In response to the government’s decision to abandon the initiative to leave the oil in the Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (ITT) block...

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Oiled forests – the case of Ecuador

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

Oil has been historically extracted disregarding the costs that the process entails to the local people and the environment. Thus oil...

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Post-petroleum societies: For the defence of forests and peoples’ rights, for harmony between human beings and nature

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

  The first steps International discussion around the impacts of oil industry activities gained particular relevance in the early...

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Ecuador: The Tagaeri Taromenane Intangible Zone in Yasuní Park

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

In 1999, a presidential decree created the Tagaeri Taromenane “Intangible” or Untouchable Zone (ZITT) within Yasuní National Park....

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Ecuador: A poem for the women of the mangroves

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

(Photo: C-Condem) The décima is a poetic form that has been used for many years as a tool of protest by Afro-Ecuadorians, who keep this...

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Activities in Ecuador on the International Day for the Defence of Mangrove Ecosystems

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

The Martín Pescador Centre, devoted to the marketing of products and the revaluation of the culture of the ancestral peoples of the...

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Indígenas Aislados: el reto de la convivencia pacífica entre 2 sociedades – VIDEO

Posted on Jul 12, 2013

Only available in Spanish –   Con este especial corto audiovisual, el CDES, a través de su Observatorio de Derechos...

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Ecuador: Vigil for Yasuní

Posted on Jun 30, 2013

After the Ecuadorian president announced plans to carry out an evaluation on securing financing for the Yasuní-ITT project, reflecting a...

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Stop Destroying Yasuni Rainforest

Posted on May 30, 2013

The Huaorani, the last known group of Indigenous peoples still living in voluntary isolation in Ecuador in the Amazonian area of Ecuador...

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Ecuador: Ancestral peoples of the mangrove forests attacked and evicted

Posted on Jan 7, 2013

At 9:00 a.m. on December 4, uniformed officers of the National Police set fire to the homes and crops of residents and families in Bilsa,...

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Call to Action from Sarayaku Indigenous Leaders – VIDEO

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

Against oil extraction in the Amazon forest in southern Ecuador:

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Ecuador

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Ecuador: Inter-American Court of Human Rights rules in favour Sarayaku people

Posted on Aug 30, 2012

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) has ruled in favour of the Sarayaku indigenous people of the Ecuadorian Amazon in the case...

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Ecuador: Pronouncement in Defence of Pachamama and Life

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Instituto de Estudios Ecologistas del Tercer Mundo (Third World Institute for Ecological...

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Agrocombustibles: Energía que extingue a la Pachamama

Posted on Sep 29, 2011

Only available in Spanish – Por Elizabeth Bravo y Nathalia Bonilla. Las nuevas políticas de agrocombustibles en el Ecuador...

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Ecuador: Defending the Yasuní initiative, to conserve biodiversity

Posted on Oct 31, 2010

The ITT oil exploration block, located within the borders of Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park, is an area of extraordinary biological...

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Ecuador: First steps towards leaving the oil under the ground in Yasuni

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

On 3 August the Ecuadorian Government and the United Nations Development Programme signed the Ishipingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (ITT) Trust...

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Ecuador: en defensa del manglar

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

Corría el año 1998 cuando los Pueblos Ancestrales del Ecosistema Manglar del Ecuador decidieron unir sus esfuerzos en una gran campaña...

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Ecuador: The long struggle in defence of El Pambilar forest

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

El Pambilar with its 3123 hectares of native forest, has since 1997 been a matter of dispute between peasant farmers and the logging...

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Food sovereignty in the hands of mangrove ecosystem women

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

This story has been cultivated with the thoughts, the experience, the dreams, the words and the hands of women shell-gatherers from the...

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Myth No. 7: Plantations provide opportunities for women

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

The experience of Ecuador in areas where large-scale pine plantations have expanded shows that, far from providing women with...

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Ecuador: Statement by the indigenous peoples against forest/REDD CO2lonialism

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

The inclusion of forests on the carbon market in its REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing...

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Ecuador: Memory and future emerge from women’s struggle for their mangroves

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

The Muisne canton, province of Esmeraldas hosted the “First Meeting: Women of the Mangrove Ecosystem of Ecuador, our dreams, our rights,...

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Ecuador: Disputes against shrimp farming contribute to women’s lib

Posted on May 30, 2009

In Muisne, on the Northeast coast of Ecuador, the inhabitants have developed a lifestyle adapted to mangrove ecosystems, based on fishing...

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Ecuador: New oil exploration activities in Yasuní National Park

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

Yasuní National Park stretches along the basins of the Yasuní, Cononaco, Nashiño and Tiputini Rivers. Aside from the fact that these are...

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Ecuador: Government will hand over mangroves belonging to the Ecuadorian people to the shrimp farming industry

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

On 15 October, the President of the Republic, the Economist Rafael Correa Delgado, and four Ministers of State issued Decree 1391...

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Women, Communities and Plantations in Ecuador

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

By Ivonne Ramos and Nathalia Bonilla Testimonials on a socially and environmentally destructive forestry model Joint Research of Acción...

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Ecuador: Social and environmental impacts of oil palm

Posted on Apr 28, 2008

The Palmeras del Ecuador Company was established in the Ecuadorian Amazon, in the Province of Sucumbios, Shushufindi Canton, at the end of...

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Ecuador: Amnesty Exposes Unjust Criminalization of Environmental Activists

Posted on Apr 28, 2008

The Constituent Assembly formed to discuss and draft a new Ecuadorian Constitution resolved on 14 March 2008 to grant an amnesty to 357...

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Peru and Ecuador: The last Free Peoples besieged by oil and logging companies

Posted on Jan 3, 2008

At the end of 2007, the Peruvian government opened the way to the exploitation of new oil plots in the Province of Loreto, on the frontier...

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Organizations from eight countries demand the FSC to withdraw its “green label” to several plantation companies

Posted on Sep 1, 2006

Press Release – September 1, 2006 Organizations from eight different countries are requesting the Forest Stewardship Council –a...

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Ecuador: Letter for the de-certification of FACE / PROFAFOR and ENDESA / BOTROSA

Posted on Sep 1, 2006

We the undersigned wish to express our concern over the certification of tree plantations in our country by the FSC, which has granted a...

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Monoculture tree plantations in Ecuador

Posted on Aug 25, 2006

By Patricia Granda Through various government programmes and initiatives, with the support of international cooperation agencies,...

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Carbon Sink Plantations in the Ecuadorian Andes

Posted on May 2, 2005

Impacts of the Dutch FACE-PROFAFOR monoculture tree plantations’ project on indigenous and peasant communities By Patricia...

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Protesters occupy IMF offices in Quito, Ecuador

Posted on Feb 21, 2001

As part of a social uprising that has brought Ecuador to a virtual standstill, a growing number of protesters from environmental and human...

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