Inspired by Wänä’cä, a leader who is mentioned in the ancestral songs of the Huöttöja people, Hortimio Ochoa is the visible face of defense of the Cataniapo hydrographic basin in the Venezuelan state of Amazonas. It is an area subject to increasingly evident pressure associated with mining, deforestation and the incursion of illegal armed groups.
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In a video in Quechua language, the importance of water for the people of Sarayaku is shown. This one adds to a long and well-documented anti-extraction of oil, gas and minerals in their territory.
Concerned about the current water crisis in Brazil, professionals from various disciplines have gathered at the event “Hackatona: data and sensors to measure water quality,” sponsored by the InfoAmazonia Network, data and mapping platform focused on the largest rainforest in the world.
Two oil spills from Norperuano pipeline of Petroperu generated water pollution and possible cases of children with stomach ailments.
Next Friday, July 18, is the deadline for nominations to microgrants of the Rising Voices Amazonia Project, in order to support new voices of communities in the Amazon region using citizen media. Microfondos de Rising Voices para la Amazonía
Are you a community working for, from, or in the Amazon and have an idea of how participatory media can help tell your story? Do you need funding and support for it to become a reality?
About 44% of the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) funds is completely dark.
With the latent threats, experts see 2014 as a turning point for the popular reaction to mega-enterprises in the region.
The Ecuadorian government alleged that the organisation was “affecting the public peace”.
Women leaders of communities of Pastaza province walk to Quito, against oil exploitation in Yasuní Park.