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. LATEST NEWS! – Proposal sent to the President to add to the Popular Consultation – More 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.