60 million to 200 million indigenous people are almost wholly dependent on forests, these indigenous forest communities live in … More
El territorio nacional Shiwiar de Juitsiniza. Poco sabía, que fui testigo involuntario del comienzo de una larga resistencia para las comunidades nacionales de la Amazonía Ecuatoriana. En 2012, en mi cuarto día de mi estadía de tres semanas, en las profundidades de la Amazonía Ecuatoriana, la tranquilidad del bosque fue interrumpida por un helicóptero militar […]
Several serious grievances need to be highlighted here. Firstly, Carlos Pérez and the Ecuadorian Government are ignoring the obvious fact that these territories are occupied bv three important communities, the Shiwiar, the Sapora and Achuar.
Secondly, they have failed to legally consult the indigenous communities first and foremost, prior to any public proposals or conferences of any industrial activities. Indigenous groups in Ecuador have been recognised under the United Nations to which there exists a non-binding agreement, which gives indigenous groups the chance to defend their lives, land, and culture. Guaranteed throughout the Declaration is the right to a process of “Free, Prior and Informed Consent” for indigenous peoples when faced with decisions, projects, or legislation by corporations or government that may affect their people and/or territory. Article 57, point 7 of the 2008 Constitution of Ecuador guarantees free, prior and informed consultation, within a reasonable period; however, this does not require consent (and is not binding). Article 82 refers explicitly to environmental consultation, in the case of a state decision which might affect the environment, and specifies broad and timely information for those affected. However, even if there is a majority opposing the project in question, it may still be carried out on the condition that the impact on those affected and the ecosystem is minimised.
There has been a long history in fight for the protection of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest and hundreds of indigenous … More
Consider the disparity of evolving technologies in terms of comparing how far we have come with computer technology, wireless internet, … More
Are you tired of listening to people talking about the deep levels of corruptions yet not coming up with solutions. … More
After releasing the request for The Gaia Letters, we have just had one reply out of thousands that could have replied … More
The entire economy can be rebuilt on principles within the limits of the Earth’s natural resources, with strict parameters being … More
A great Interview with Solaris BlueRaven, Host of Ravenstar’s Witching Hour on Revolution Radio Part 1- Factors involving Ecocide Part 2 Factors … More
Ecological ignorance is good for business, yet business can only last so long while the environment is falling apart around us, everything we do relies on ecology and ecosystems, and we cannot continue to ignore this fact. Ecological illiteracy in government and society is one of the worst things that has happened to Earth and to us, for humanity to become so disconnected to ignorantly treat nature as separate from itself. The Caring Human is in Danger of Extinction.