Ecuador Despite its tiny size is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world
Andean Cloud Forest It is home to both the and the last remnants of the megadiverse Amazon Rainforest 6.6% 10% of the country In 2017, Ecuador was opened up for mining across 2.9 million hectares is now covered in mining concessions Indigenous territories Many mining concessions cover – in direct violation of Ecuador's Constitution on the Rights of Nature Protected Forests
800% 800% By 2021 mining in Ecuador is expected to expand by Rainforest Action Group way of life stand to lose both their and their ancestral homelands Indigenous tribes 80% 80% of mining concessions Australian & Canadian mining companies were bought by
536,101 Ha Concessions held by Australian companies
of all mining concessions by area
Mining is increasingly militarised with guarding private mines soldiers & police out! Communities want them

Llurimagua case looks set to be lost by the Ecuadorian Ministry of the Environment

Llurimagua case for endemic species looks set to be lost by the Ecuadorian Ministry of the Environment in significant blow to plans for mining in the area A case for protecting endemic species at

Los Cedros Reserve court date set

Landmark Rights of Nature case to be heard in Ecuador’s Constitutional Court on October 19 The outcome of this significant case to protect the Los Cedros Reserve from mining would set a precedent

Major legal victory for endemic species in Ecuador Rights of Nature case

A Constitutional Protection Action win at the Cotacachi Court on September 24 may stop mining companies destroying the habitats of endemic species in Ecuador “In a huge win for the environment, on

The Los Cedros Biological Reserve in north-western Ecuador is a haven for rare and endangered wildlife, with the critically endangered Black-and-Chestnut Eagle, ocelots, jaguars and the critically endangered Brown-Headed Spider Monkey roaming its pristine 4800 Ha (11,861 acres) of premontane wet tropical forest and cloud forest.

Despite being a legally Protected Forest, the Reserve is now threatened by mining.