Ecuador: Oil drilling not only threat to Yasuni National Park, report on illegal loggers from Peru

Posted on June 19, 2017 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Enviromental Issues reported… In the deepest part of the Ecuadorian Amazon, right on the border with Peru, indigenous communities have been denouncing an uncontrolled onslaught of illegal logging and hunting by traffickers, who claim they are Peruvians and penetrate into their territory along the Curaray River , Province of Pastaza in Ecuador. The problem is to reach magnitudes of tragedy, according to agreed ecologists consulted by Mongabay Latam.

Not only because of the destruction of the fragile ecosystem of the area – one of the most biodiverse in the world – but also because the target of illegal logging and logging is in Yasuní National Park and within the Tagaeri- Taromenane, home of the Indigenous Peoples in Isolation. This, despite the precautionary measures issued in 2006 by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), which obliged the Ecuadorian State to safeguard the territory and life of these inhabitants.

The denunciations of the indigenous communities of the area, including Waoranis, Kichwas and Záparas, reached the end of 2015 in the ears of organizations such as Land is Life , Acción Ecológica and Fundación Alejandro Labaka. The latter is located in Coca, capital of the Amazonian province of Orellana, and was created in honor of the Capuchin missionary of the same name who dedicated his life to protecting the indigenous peoples in isolation (PIA) from oil and logging interests that proliferated in Territory in the late 1980s and threatened to annihilate them. Read Article


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