Takeaways:

  • After a decades-long battle, Ecuador’s National System of Protected Areas now includes the 5 497 hectare ancestral Tiwi Nunka Forest.
  • These protections mean the land is safe from exploitation by mining companies.
  • “Our elders left us as an inheritance to take care of nature and all species. We want to conserve the water, the plants and everything that has life” said Milton Asamat, the president of the Shuar Kiim Center.

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