10 Jul '18, 12am

The Shiwiar Nation of Ecuador Raises Its Voice Against Oil Drilling in Its Territory

In the Kurintsa community, headquarters of the Shiwiar Nation of Ecuador (NASHIE), an assembly was held from June 20th to 22nd with the participation of the the presidents and delegates of the fourteen communities and four associations that make up NASHIE. More than 100 people attended this meeting and tackled important topics such as the state of the Southeast Petroleum Round (Ronda Petrolera Suroriente); the right to prior, free and informed consultation; and the socio-environmental impacts of oil exploitation. Some facts about the Shiwar territory The territory of the Shiwiar Nation is located in the Ecuadorian Amazon in the province of Pastaza, between the Bobonaza and Conambo rivers on the border with Peru. Their territory has an area of 222.615 hectares (860 square miles) and a population of 1,200 inhabitants. Their territory – like others in Pastaza – is isolated. T...

Full article: https://amazonwatch.org/news/2018/0709-the-shiwiar-nation...

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