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Sinangoe: Defending A’i Kofan Ancestral Territory

A Community Mobilizes to Defend its Rainforest




April 2018



  • Activism
  • Ecuador
  • Fighting Big Corporations
  • Land Rights
  • Participatory-made film
  • Technology for Good

The Kofan community of Sinangoe is situated in the pristine, and highly biodiverse headwaters of the Aguarico River in Ecuador, an important tributary of the Amazon River. The community has organized a land patrol, and are using mapping technology, camera traps, drones and legal strategies to defend their ancestral territory from a gold-mining boom that threatens their land, their health, and the health of countless communities living downriver.

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