Tag: Yasuni


A MASSACRE OF CONVENIENCE: Democracy, progress, and the disappearance of a People in the Ecuadorian Amazon

8th February

“While the heavily-armed Waorani scoured the jungle to exterminate the uncontacted Taromenane tribe, leading Ecuadorian officials were in Beijing soliciting bids for new petrol concessions in its Amazon.” writes the Welsh journalist Robin Llewellyn who investigates the complicity of the Ecuadorian government in the massacres of uncontacted tribes above the oil rich Yasuni Amazon Rainforest.



Oil & Genocide: Why We Must Protect the Human Rights of Uncontacted Tribes in Ecuador’s Yasuní

21st November

As the Ecuadorian government begins drilling for oil in the Yasuni National Park – one of the most biodiverse regions on Planet Earth – human rights lawyer Luis Xavier Solis discusses the existential threat of genocide facing the uncontacted tribes that inhabit this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.