A huge fleet of Chinese fishing boats have alarmed the Galapagos Islands Navy: Ecuador warned that it will enforce its … More
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.
Welcome to Ecosequor, Ecosolutions. Be a part of the solution, not the crisis. Eco for Ecology, Sequor is Latin and means to follow, or answer, in old English it connects with segue, to make a smooth transition from one thing to another. Let us make a smooth transition and follow a better ecological path for humanity and Earth. Ecosequor, is about following ecological solutions to help us transist from an environmental crisis to ecological solutions.
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Are you tired of listening to people talking about the deep levels of corruptions yet not coming up with solutions. … More
When I was looking for a picture to go with a quote from my book The Silent Ecocide, I … More