The Bosque Protectores of Ecuador

This website is to highlight the imposition, without consultation , of mining concessions on  bosques protectores, indigenous territories and any other formerly protected areas in Ecuador.

Mining concessions now cover 12-13% of the land area  of Ecuador.

30% of the Bosque Protectores land area is now under concession.

Approximately 1,000,000 ha of the best bird habitat in Ecuador is now under mineral concessions.

Most of the mining concession “authorizations” were made without consulting residents of the concessions.