Indigenous people of Ecuador present more than 365,000 signatures against extractive activity

Ecuador's Constitutional Court is expected to rule on the indigenous petition in the near future.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Indigenous organizations of Ecuador presented this Tuesday more than 365,000 signatures before the Constitutional Court to demand their right to be consulted before any mining or oil extraction in the Amazon area is authorized.

An important number of inhabitants of endemic communities of the Amazon jungle, headed by members of the A'i Kofán of Sinangoe and Waraoni of Pastaza, went to the Constitutional Court to present the 365,515 signatures.

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