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
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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
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of all mining concessions by area
29%
Mining is increasingly militarised with guarding private mines soldiers & police out! Communities want them

Judge rules Rinehart’s Ecuador subsidiary must not block public road

Hundreds of workers from Rinehart’s subsidiary Hanrine have blocked the only road to the town of Buenos Aires in north-west Ecuador for more than 40 days, hoping to force locals to allow them

Gina Rinehart’s Ecuador concession faces new trouble

The Ombudsman\'s Office of Ecuador has called on the National Government to suspend all mining activities in the Buenos Aires parish where Rinehart has several concessions, after what it deemed was

New report on Solgold in Ecuador

The report \"SolGold in Ecuador; Solgold\'s woes continue\" investigates each of SolGold\'s priority projects in Ecuador, as well as the company\'s financial situation; looking at environmental risk

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.