ECUADOR ENDANGERED is the name of one of RIC’s main campaigns – to rescind nearly 2 million Has of mining concessions secretly handed out on protected forests and indigenous territories in Ecuador covering some of the most biodiverse landscapes on Earth.
NEW - JULY 16 2018 - Important article on the economic damage caused by the mining industry, written by Alberto Acosta Ecuadorian economist former Minister of Energy and Mines. Former president of the Constituent Assembly. Former candidate for the Presidency of the Republic of Ecuador. ENGLISH..... ESPAÑOL.
The campaign website
John Seed’s March 2018 article summarising the campaign
Jefferson Mecham’s comprehensive paper “Ecuador Endangered by Extreme Extractivism”
Our petition – please sign!
Crowdfund – please donate!
youtube channel – clips in English and Spanish
social media links
Vandegrift et al (2017): The extent of recent mining concessions in Ecuador (pdf, english) (pdf, spanish)\
Environmental Impact Study from early mining efforts in Junin (1996) (pdf)
Summary of tax and legal deregulations for mining made during Correa administration (Carlos Zorrilla, 2017) (pdf)
New mining concessions will severely decrease biodiversity and ecosystem services in Ecuador (Bitty Roy et al 2018)
Our involvement with this campaign stemmed from our efforts to protect the Los Cedros Biological Reserve, one of some 40 Bosques Protectores threatened by new mining concessions.
Here is our most recent update to Los Cedros supporters
Letter from world scientists attesting to the biological value of Los Cedros
Los Cedros species lists from Bitty Roy, professor of Ecology, University of Oregon
List of Publications from research at Los Cedros