Waoranis Save Rainforests


The Waorani people of Pastaza, an indigenous tribe from the Ecuadorian Amazon, have succeeded in protecting half a million acres of the Amazon rainforest. This tribe has lived in the Amazon rainforest for generations. However, their home recently came under threat from a large oil company. Environment The Waoranis fought hard for their land and after a long legal battle, a three-judge panel of the Pastaza Provincial Court stopped the auctioning of Waorani lands to oil companies This is a huge victory for native tribes all over the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest.

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