In 2012, the concession for the Bolivian Oilfield Company was 372,500 hectares, but a decree issued in 2015 extended the concession to 806,250 hectares.
‘Defending the jungle is defending community life,‘ says leader from Ecuadorian Amazon
October 22, 2020
Rosa Aranda faces two miseries. One in her own body: she was infected by Covid-19. The other is the historical pollution generated by the oil industry, which threatens the territory in which she lives, Piwiri, in the Ecuadorian Amazon forest.
Bolivia: Concern for decree opening protected areas to oil drilling
June 18, 2015
The Guardian lamented that the Bolivian government approved a supreme decree allowing oil exploration in protected areas of the country. Activists of nature alert that the law “sentence” the environment in Bolivia
Encouraged by Bolsonaro, mining requests on indigenous lands reach record numbers in 2020
November 13, 2020
Exclusive survey reveals 145 requests filed with the National Mining Agency as of November 3, the highest number in 24 years. A bill presented by President Bolsonaro would legalize activities currently prohibited by the Constitution. Image: operation against illegal mining in TI Kayapó, in 2017. Photo: Felipe Werneck/InfoAmazonia.